Sustainability is a hot topic nowadays, from how we conduct ourselves in our personal lives to how businesses go about their respective business. If this is something that you want to promote in your business, we figured that the day before Earth Day was as good a day as any to share some of the ways you can do so.
Paper use has long been focused on as a way businesses can improve in their “green” status, namely by trying to reduce it however possible. Many modern technologies support efforts to go paperless, like cloud platforms and collaboration software, by eliminating the need for additional paper use. Meanwhile, scanning existing documents into a document management system allows these documents to be shredded and recycled responsibly.
Did you know that every gallon of gas burned emits 24 pounds of carbon dioxide? Now, multiply that by the number of gallons each of your employees use commuting to the office. That’s probably a massive amount of gas released into the air, every single day.
While it is true that a lot of different circumstances can and do contribute to energy consumption and the environmental impacts different work behaviors can have, eliminating the commute isn’t nothing.
The Internet of Things is a fascinating technology for many reasons, not the least of which being how applicable it is to creating a greener company. Using the IoT to monitor the performance of your various network components and keep an eye on their status can help you to better maintain them, helping you to minimize the likelihood that any piece of your IT will get to the point that it needs to be replaced. Plus, you can get a better grasp of how your infrastructure is expending energy so it can be replaced over time with improved options.
Finally, there’s a ton that you can do to help make your office space more sustainable overall. Replacing your amenities with more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly alternatives make some difference, but all these little differences certainly can add up quickly. In many ways, the cloud is a relatively energy-efficient option.
One Up Solutions Northwest is here to help Oregon businesses achieve their technology goals, which includes upgrading and improving your infrastructure to optimize your processes in any way you choose. Give us a call at (503) 278-5011 to learn more.