Is working from home good or bad for the environmental impact of your business?
The short answer is … it depends. It depends on factors such as:
- the comparative energy efficiency of your business building, and the homes of your staff;
- the way in which heating controls are used in your business building, and in the homes of your staff;
- what mode of transport employees use to commute to work, and how far they travel.
Some businesses could actually find that their environmental impact increases because of remote working. Even if their employees are travelling less … even if they aren’t using heat and power in their office … the greenhouse gas emissions from their staff’s homes could cause a net increase in the environmental impact of your business.
I am now using a piece of software that means I can do a bespoke calculation for your business.
This means that I can help you to work out a meaningful answer to this dilemma for your business, and most importantly, give you expert advice on what to do to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions, whether your employees are working from your premises, remotely, or a mixture of both.
The good news is that this service is included in my business energy advice packages, so you don’t have to pay the earth, to save the earth.
Tell me what makes your business great, and we will work together to make it greener and more profitable.
I am the West Midlands’ leading expert in:
- energy saving
- renewable energy
- procurement of energy saving products
- water saving.
My customers include householders, landlords, public bodies, small businesses, charities and coops.
I am independent and impartial.
Phil Beardmore, FRSA AIEMA.
Cllr Karen McCarthy