Greener Ways to Heat your Workplace
If you have been watching the weather over the past couple of days, you will have seen that winter is on its way with snow forecast by the end of the week! With this in mind, we thought we would share a few ideas we have heard of over the years for ways to heat your workspace efficiently with less impact on the environment.
In order to retain as much warmth as possible, insulation is the key and this doesn’t just mean in the loft. Cavity wall insulation together with under-floor insulation are fantastic ways to trap in the warmth from floor to ceiling, helping to reduce the amount of energy used in the building especially throughout the winter months.
If you are looking to heat smaller office spaces, a pellet stove is a great investment. Not only does this help the environment through cutting down on the need to use conventional heaters, it is also a renewable energy source as the pellets are made from sawdust or switch grass. In addition, pellet stoves produce less air pollution that wood burning alternatives and take up less space.
Solar Heating Systems
This has long been considered the most environmentally friendly way to provide heat to a building and the best way to be greener! You have a couple of options when it comes to solar heat; the first being to heat liquid and the second to heat air. To find out which one is best for your workplace, it’s worthwhile booking a free consultation with a solar energy specialist who can not only tell you the right system for your needs, but also give you an estimated long term savings figure.
A geothermal system is a fantastic way to achieve a greener heating solution for your place of work. The system takes the stable temperature of the earth to heat as opposed to traditional systems which take the unstable outside air which is usually much colder. This means it takes much less energy to heat up to a comfortable temperature, saving lots of energy in the process. In addition, it can be used in reverse so it can cool your commercial property in the warmer months!
Have a think about the ways you could achieve greener energy this winter for lower running costs and an improved carbon footprint for your company in order to achieve greener heating.
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.