4 Ways To Create A Greener Workplace | Industrial Flooring Supply
Concerns for the environment have reached critical point especially in the manufacturing industry. Business owners are being urged to find ways to cut down on energy costs and reduce their carbon footprint.
However, the logistical side of manufacturing often involves the use of warehouses and large industrial buildings. So how can owners continue to be productive while cutting energy costs and reducing their carbon footprint?
Here’s 4 ways to dramatically cut down on warehouse costs while providing a greener working environment.
Lighting can account for up to 80% of a warehouse or factory’s energy costs. LED lighting uses up to 90% less energy than conventional industrial lighting. Tough and long lasting, LEDs reduce maintenance costs and provide a superior light for a safer workplace.
LEDs don’t contain harmful pollutants such as mercury or lead and they are 100% recyclable.
Solar panels produce electricity from free sunlight. The government’s ‘feed in tariff’ also means that business owners will be paid for the energy they produce. Warehouse owners with a limited budget can rent their roofs to companies who’ll install solar panels for free then pay a flat fee for the energy which they can earn back through the FIT, so there’s no need for upfront investment by the warehouse owner.
Evaporative cooling systems are one of the most efficient ways of cooling warehouses and large industrial buildings. Eco friendly units use fresh air rather than CFCs and refrigerants used by conventional air conditioning units. They are also cheaper to run than conventional air conditioners and are ideal for open bay warehouses and areas where doors are constantly being opened and closed.
Conventional warehouse flooring scuffs and wears down quickly. Once replaced, the older floor is disposed of at landfill sites where they contaminate soil, water and release toxins into the atmosphere when degrading.
Ecotile flooring is 100% recyclable; as an environmentally responsible company we will happily collect any old tiles or off-cuts free of charge and ensure they are recycled and not left to waste away.
The amount of VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) content in an Ecotile is also significantly lower than what you will find in conventional flooring.
Ecotile is far more hard wearing and durable than conventional flooring so maintenance costs are also reduced.
Once installed, our products will help reduce dust and air pollution and keep the warmth in too. They are non-slip and reduce worker fatigue so they also help businesses comply with HSE regulations in the workplace. They are quick and easy to install, so there’s less disruption in the workplace and productivity levels aren’t adversely affected during installation.
For enquiries into our industrial flooring supply and installation services, contact Ecotile Flooring today, or visit us online for more information.
Lucinda O’Reilly, Exports & Marketing Director is an integral part of the team that has grown Ecotile Flooring in to the successful manufacturing business it is today. Over the last 20 years she has successfully employed her skills in sales and marketing to ensure Ecotile Flooring is recognised as the market leading manufacturer of PVC interlocking floor tiles. Lucinda’s love of travel means the Ecotile brand is dominant all over Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia and India.
To ensure compliance with export regulations Lucinda has gained accreditations from the Chamber of Commerce in Incoterms & Export Licence Controls and Export Procedures & Documentation and has completed the Institute of Export course on Incoterms 2020. She is a member of the Institute of Export, was a finalist in the Natwest Open to Export competition in 2018 and was instrumental in Ecotile Flooring winning a Queen’s Enterprise for International Trade in 2017. Lucinda has recently been interviewed by BBC News and Channel 4 News for her insights on Brexit and is an Export Champion for the Department for International Trade.