Avanta Introduces Clients to Green Thinking
Avanta, a serviced office provider with business centres located across London, Thames Valley and Edinburgh, has introduced measures to improve energy consumption and reduce its carbon footprint at each of their locations.
All business centres operated by Avanta now have automatic lights in client offices and a number of communal areas to help reduce electricity consumption, and the company have installed recycling points in their breakout areas and refreshment stations.
David Kinnaird, Avanta’s Director of Operations, commented:
“As of March 2011 we’ve managed to recycle almost 73% of the waste produced at our serviced offices in London and this exceeds the target we set ourselves. We’ve even introduced schemes to recycle everything from used printer cartridges through to electrical equipment such as old printers and computer monitors.
“For the year ending March 2011 we have also successfully saved 330,717 kg of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere through our recycling efforts, but we plan to reduce our carbon footprint even further during this year and to help create a sustainability society.”
According to David, Avanta are now planning to introduce their clients to various energy-saving methods that will collectively help to bring down the carbon footprint at each business centre. This involves methods such as using LCD flat screen monitors, implementing their computer’s sleep mode functionality, and turning off appliances at the end of each working day.
“This all helps to reduce energy consumption,” David added.
Today marks the final day of Green Office Week, a scheme now in its third year, which encourages businesses and individuals around the world to focus on ways to make their daily working life more sustainable and to reduce their carbon footprint.
Find out more online at GreenOfficeWeek.eu.