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streamlines operations. Implement digital signing technology on all office computers and install screens in meeting rooms. Make double-sided printing the default on all printers.

5. Reduce travel Travel is responsible for the bulk of many businesses’ emissions. Once again, technology offers solutions here. Install up-to-date video conferencing technology to ensure that as many meetings as possible can be held online. It goes without saying that as well as reducing your footprint, flying less can save your business a great deal of money. Where air travel is unavoidable, remember that Economy flights are less wasteful than First or Business class flights.

6. Improve insulation Temperature control systems should be serviced often: the cost of regular maintenance can easily be offset against the savings made when heating and cooling systems are working optimally. Many businesses, however, over-rely on these systems. Far cheaper in the long run, and much

less wasteful, is improved insulation. A well-insulated building requires less heating and cooling, and if you’re spending a lot on temperature control, improved insulation could result in huge savings as well as a reduced carbon footprint.

7. Increase engagement Don’t implement the nine resolutions above in a vacuum. Let people know what you’re doing, whether it’s your clients and customers or your employees. Involve HR and Marketing to increase awareness and build a culture of sustainability. Some of the people who regularly use your facility are likely to be passionate about environmental issues themselves: recruit them

to help you spread awareness and engagement. Including some green tips in employee starter packs is an easy way to begin. Energy


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BFM January 2019  

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