If you work from home, telecommute or just need a great place in the home where all members of the family can do homework, surf the Web or study, then a home office is the perfect choice. But if you’re trying to live an eco friendly life, you probably already know that a Small Office Home Office (SoHo) can really reduce your carbon footprint.
The good news is that there are things you can do to build a green home office, reduce your carbon footprint and have an eco friendly place for the family to reside. There are some tips you can implement into your daily routine as well as some ideas you can use when first building your home office. For example, did you know that furniture itself is a big source of the consumption of resources when it comes to building your home office? Here are some tips for having more eco friendly office furniture:
- Avoid hard wood when possible
- When using wood, seek wood that was found in an eco friendly process
- Use wood from companies with sustainable forestry processes
- Get chairs and other accessories made from recycled materials
- Avoid furniture made with VOCs that contribute to indoor air pollution
In addition to making better choices with the furniture that you use in your home office, you can also be cautious with how you use your office. Try to reduce the amount of paper you use and how often you use your printer. Keep a basket for recyclables in the office. Always dispose of ink and other office materials in the proper fashion and recycle everything that you can.
Energy Saving Electronics
When buying new electronics and computers, look for those with a quality energy rating that are ranked higher for energy conservation. You should also use power saving methods when they are in use and shut down and unplug electronics that are not being used. When you take the proper steps to build a green office, the results will last a lifetime and beyond.
If you need help with building a green home office, ECO Power Supplies has several options for you in energy management and power protection, including a range of energy-saving eco uninterruptible power supplies.