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Sustainability already dominates most aspects of our lives, and its fundamental role is to remind us that it is possible to do things in a fairer and more conscious way.

But let’s bring it to our level and talk about sustainable offices and trends. After all, we spend so much of our time in our workspace, don’t we? A sustainable office not only minimizes environmental impact, but also brings many other benefits.

We tell you everything you need to know about sustainable offices and how to achieve it in 3, 2, 1…

What are sustainable offices?

A sustainable office is a workspace designed and managed in a way that minimizes its negative impact on the environment and maximizes resource efficiency, while creating a healthy and productive environment for employees.

Sustainable offices incorporate practices and technologies that reduce energy, water and resource consumption, as well as waste generation.

Economic benefits of sustainability in the workplace

Implementing sustainable practices in the work environment, specifically in terms of energy efficiency, can have several significant economic benefits. For example:

  • Reduced energy costs.
  • Improved operational efficiency.
  • Compliance with regulations and standards.
  • Attraction of investors and customers.
  • Market differentiation.
  • Promotion of innovation and CSR.

Are you convinced? Then take note, because we are going to tell you in detail how.

Daily energy efficiency

1. LED lighting and lighting management systems

The advantages of using LED bulbs are clear:

  • They consume less energy than traditional bulbs, which translates into lower electricity bills.
  • They last longer.
  • They generate less heat, so additional energy consumption is minimized.

2. Optimizing the energy consumption of equipment and devices

Ensuring that equipment and devices are configured for efficient energy consumption can optimize long-term operating costs. Efficient use of equipment also prolongs its useful life, postponing replacement costs.

3. Temperature control and legislation

Maintaining an optimal and well-regulated temperature in the office can lead to more efficient use of heating and cooling energy.

And be careful, because complying with energy efficiency regulations and standards can avoid fines and penalties!


Waste Management and Recycling

Implementing recycling and management programs is a must for sustainable offices.

It is recommended to follow the legislation on the consumption of single-use plastics, encourage the reuse and donation of equipment and reduce the use of paper.

Mobility and access to sustainable transport

Here are some initiatives related to mobility and access to sustainable transportation in the workplace that can generate a number of significant benefits for both employees and the company:

1. Promoting public transport and other alternatives

It’s old news that promoting the use of public transport or bicycles reduces greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. This also promotes physical activity and well-being, which in turn could increase labor productivity.

2. Installation of charging stations for electric vehicles

The availability of charging stations can encourage employees to adopt electric vehicles, which reduces dependence on fossil fuels and pollutant gas emissions.

Such actions show a commitment to electric mobility and can enhance the company’s image as well as demonstrate leadership in sustainability.

3. Facilitating carpooling communication

Encouraging car sharing reduces congestion and emissions, as well as spreading fuel costs.

4. Flexible schedules to avoid peak pollution hours in cities.

In addition to improving work-life balance, flexible schedules allow employees to avoid peak hours, reducing traffic congestion and travel time. A TOP measure for sustainability in the office.


Sustainable Certifications and Awards

Obtaining sustainable certifications and recognitions is a key strategy to demonstrate a company’s commitment to environmental and social responsibility. These certifications validate the company’s sustainable practices and efforts, providing both internal and external benefits.

Do you want to know what they are and how to choose the right one for your business? We recommend this article from Zero Consulting.


Spanish legislation on corporate sustainability

There are numerous laws and directives on sustainable development. In this article from the Global Compact, the UN initiative that leads the world in corporate sustainability, you will find a summary of the sustainability regulations that have already been approved and those that are currently under development.


Lexington as an example of a sustainable office

Sustainability has become a crucial issue in today’s business environment, and our industry has the opportunity to lead this transformation.

At Lexington, our vision is clear: not only do we seek to offer flexible and exceptional workspaces, but we also understand that sustainability is the pillar from which to build environments and experiences to match today’s demands. Learn more about our We #MakeItEco initiative!

Let’s build your sustainable office in Lexington together? Write us and we’ll talk ⬇️


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