Workspaces are evolving. With the pandemic, the culture of remoteness has changed the way businesses operate. After two years, employees return to the office, go back to the site. However, the question of green and sustainable solutions arises, and encourages companies to do better in their daily lives. How can we turn to greener workspaces? What innovations should be implemented? What are the impacts for businesses?
Workspaces optimized for productivity
If one element has changed profoundly since the pandemic, it is undoubtedly the use and relationship of employees with their workspaces. If previously the role of offices was only to receive all the teams, their role is now very different. Indeed, now, workspaces are now more oriented on a flexible model, smaller premises. Suitable premises for meetings, collaborative work.
More fixed offices, as was the case until now, a hybrid rhythm oscillating between teleworking and face-to-face… Employees’ relationship with their work has changed. For companies, it also reduces their costs by reducing workspace surfaces. However, other issues also come into play, such as the company’s impact on the planet.
All eyes are on green solutions, or even on a global ecological transition at all scales. Thus, companies and households are turning to new solutions, more in line with environmental issues. How to evolve companies’ commitments by relying on their workspaces?
Also, workspaces are the first milestone of a strategy in favor of an ecological and energy transition. Getting to work with clean means of transport, such as cycling, is a way of working in metropolitan areas, such as Bordeaux.
Thinking about energy performance first
Employees spend much of their time in their company’s workspaces. The latter therefore uses resources such as electricity to operate, whether for lighting, heating, or the supply of workstations or machinery. What causes significant expenses also has an impact on the company’s carbon footprint.
Also, companies offer more ecological alternatives to provide solutions to all these problems. Thus, smart bulbs, which adapt to the external brightness, make it possible to limit the energy expenditure significantly. The new buildings are also adapting to these challenges. More green materials, such as wood, and an optimization of natural light with floor-to-ceiling windows… Everything is done to rely only on natural energies.
This difference allows workspaces to limit their energy expenditure and their environmental impact. Solutions that allow companies to get involved in the green shift, and to show their commitment to their customers, as well as to their employees. A sustainable evolution, following the pandemic.