Report shows increase per person in office space
A recent study by IFMA, a US-based facility management association, has revealed that the average office space per person has risen by almost 40 square feet in two years.
According to the study, employees now average 435sq ft of office space, compared to 396sq ft in 2007. The increase in space is said to be partly because of employees being made redundant due to the recession.
In addition, the report states that office space today is greener than it used to be, thanks to an increase in energy efficiency ΓÇô something that ultimately helps businesses save money and survive the credit crunch. Some building operators are also said to be turning their heating or air conditioning down by one degree, in order to cut costs.
The report shows that only 11% of those surveyed said that their facilities had no green elements, while more than four out of five businesses have recycling programmes, and 62% use green cleaning products.
This report tentatively suggests that businesses are waking up to greener practises, and recognising them as ways to cut costs. Are you following greener practises at work? If so we’d love to hear about it – and whether or not it’s helping you to save money for your business. Feel free to get in touch with your news and views below.