August 12th, 2009 by Jurga Galvan
Office block buildings in Manchester could be used to combat global warming by featuring roof-top gardens.
It’s predicted that temperatures in the heart of the city are expected to reach 40C in the forthcoming decades.
A range of heat-reducing techniques will be tested to help office workers endure baking conditions. Among them are natural ventilation systems and installation of canopies and terrace areas on the roofs of buildings.
Researchers and scientists at Manchester University will work with a local office rental firm and the council to test the proposed ideas. Environmental experts are already encouraging city businesses to consider providing more park areas and water features to protect the city workers and residents from the sun.
Parks and water features are big contributors in the process of cooling down urban areas, whilst roof-top green spaces also act as insulation in winter months.
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May 21st, 2008 by Jurga Galvan
Recycling in the office has become more important in recent years as waste overall has become an increasingly difficult environment and economic problem.
The first option to recycling in the office is waste reduction. Decrease consumption and reuse items rather than throwing them away. Everybody has to be involved, but if recycling is to be effective in the office then something has to be done from the top levels of the hierarchy.
Employers could conduct some kind of recycling audit to identify what, where and how waste is generated. This can then lead them to pinpoint areas that they can improve upon.
November 19th, 2007 by Jurga Galvan
According to the recent study carried out by GVA Grimley, sensible and smart use of office space in Edinburgh meant the amount of CO2 emission by businesses was lowest across UK cities.
July 24th, 2007 by Jurga Galvan
Do you need to affordably dispose of equipment in your office in a way that does not harm the environment? Do you have old computers, furniture, telephones or other office equipment just lying around because you don’t know what to do with them, or how to dispose them in an ethical and economical fashion? Did you know that you can easily and affordably recycle your office equipment? Batteries, cardboard, electronic equipment, fluorescent lamps, furniture, glass, mobile phones, office paper, and toner cartridges can all be recycled.