4 Essential Steps To Designing A Green Workspace
These days, many businesses are looking towards a green and environmentally friendly workspace. The reason being that it improves the business image and employee productivity, lowers energy bills, and of course, helps to play a part in environmental conservation.
So, what are the actions you can take to create an eco-friendly workspace? Below, we have put together four key steps to help you with the design process.
Keep the workspace airy and fresh
Check the ventilation system of your office and ensure your workspace is well-ventilated; this will prevent indoor air pollution. At the same time, make use of materials and paints certified as VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds), as the unstable chemicals can emit gasses which are harmful to the environment and your employees. To replace air purifiers, you can also add plants around your space instead to freshen and purify the air.
On the other hand, it’s important to ensure that the building is well-secured too. We have the cheapest self storages and workspaces, with storage units varying from 6 sqft to 730 sqft, and the range of workspaces starting from 88 sqft. Work+Store also provides CCTV surveillance as well as accessibility to units all day round. Moreover, we also have attractive and flexible lease terms available in the event that you decide to downsize or upgrade your self storage or workspace. We offer a short period of lease and contract transfer to an extensive range of services and products within our building or our parent company, LHN Group, which consists of event locations, serviced office and apartments, pop-up shop venue rental, and many more.
Once you’ve settled on a cheap business space to accommodate your beginning capital, you should focus on letting as much natural light to enter your workspace as possible.
You can start by putting up wide and large windows. As such, this will help reduce your energy expenses as well because you will be spending less on artificial lights. Moreover, natural lights also help brighten the place, making employees a lot more energetic, encourages better sleeping habits, and increases engagement levels.
Install furniture of eco-friendly materials
Consider installing furniture that is made from environmentally sustainable materials. Avoid using wooden furniture because such furniture is produced by cutting down trees. Instead, try to install furniture made from steel, aluminium, or engineered wood. These materials are environmentally friendly and can be reused. They will not end up in landfills and can be recycled as well.
Besides your choice of furniture, you should also ensure that you have the basic facilities to cover the needs of your employees and business operations. At Work+Store, we are able to provide facilities consisting of lighting, a powerpoint, and air conditioning. Additionally, you should also select the location of your workspace carefully too. Your workplace selection will go a long way when it comes to the convenience of your employees, transportation of goods, and accessibility to clients and customers. We have 10 locations spread across Singapore, including Aljunied, 72 Eunos, 100 Eunos, Bukit Merah, Upper Thomson, Ang Mo Kio, Tampines, Pasir Panjang, Bartley, and Kallang. To start off your business at a low cost, you can look at the workspaces available at our Aljunied building as Work+Store has a rent-free promotion. Near our Aljunied establishment, you can find a number of F&B outlets which you can stop by during lunchtime or for a quick bite as well. Reach out to us should you need any additional details regarding our offer. Terms and conditions apply.
Reduce wastage of water
Whenever you’re looking for a business space for rent, one of the things you must make sure of at the very start is that the plumbing in the workspace has been done efficiently. Installing taps that are sensitive to movement or touch can help reduce wastage of water. Instead of having plastic bottles in the pantry or breakroom, get a water dispenser to keep your employees hydrated.
Ensuring your space is able to support other activities like admin or industrial functions is important as well. We have workspaces which operate as ancillary office to help with such tasks. Work+Store has the cheapest self-storages and workspaces to assist you in selecting the ideal space which fits right into your budget. With the creation of office and storage space under one roof, it has provided numerous benefits to a business – such as easier management of logistics processes, improved customer service, and better efficiency in goods acquisition.
Thus, creating an eco-friendly workspace or self-storage is not very difficult. All you need to do is plan a little and select furniture and equipment that is environment-friendly. Moreover, an eco-friendly workspace means you are carrying out your corporate responsibility in reducing the environmental pollution.
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