9 tips that cut down on a building’s energy consumption and the cost savings that can be achieved as a result.
It is always the same story. After a long day of grocery shopping, you’re excited to finally eat that avocado you bought. But it is not as “ripe and ready to eat” as the packaging claims, in fact, it is hard as a rock.
If only there were a way to know, in the store, which fruits and vegetables were ready to eat. Luckily, there is! This visual guide from Pounds to Pocket will show you how to pick out fresh, ripe fruits and vegetables every single time.
Human beings are not made to be locked inside a cubicle all day. We are biologically built to move around and get in touch with the outdoors. Our bodies need to experience changes in air, temperature, and scenery to interrupt the stagnant office environment.
Most construction work, as we know, takes place outdoors. While it is hard work, studies have shown a wide range of benefits when you work among trees, fresh air, and sunlight, including increased creativity, productivity, and positivity. This explains why we often feel at peace when gazing at scenic landscapes and greenery. Companies like Google have realized this and incorporated nature into their office environments to improve their employees’ performance.
However, many jobs, including those in construction, take place at a desk. To show the benefits of bringing your desk outside, BigRentz created an infographic that covers the dangers of a desk job and the science-backed benefits of working outdoors.
Whether you’re moving office, refurbishing or downsizing, proper disposal of furniture and IT equipment is an absolute must for modern businesses. Not only do customers expect companies to demonstrate a commitment to environmental responsibility, but failing to do so could result in a fine or prosecution under the Environmental Protection Act.
When undergoing a disposal project, the government expects business to follow the waste management hierarchy, which prioritises how furniture and IT is disposed:
In October 2018, the world’s leading scientists, led by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, issued a “final call” on climate change, stating that the world is completely “off track”.
To avert long-term and irreversible harm to our climate will require “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society”.
According to the report, the world has around 12 years remaining to enact these changes if we want to keep temperature increases to 1.5°. Currently, the world is on course for a worrying rise of 3° by 2030.
While government pressure on big businesses is ratcheting up, what can you and other citizens do to reduce the carbon emissions being released into the world around us?
Below is a guide with some things you can do to cut your carbon footprint: