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07/25/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Greening Your Office: Cut Costs & Reduce Impact

We spend a large amount of our time in the office, where we use considerable amounts of energy and resources. "Greening the office" will therefore have significant benefits, both environmentally and financially. As many other businesses have experienced, small changes to your office practices and procurements--mostly costing nothing--will reduce the company's expenditure and improve your sales. By being proactive, you stay ahead of impending government legislation, as climate change and mandatory reductions in carbon emissions are being debated. It makes compelling, realistic business sense to green up the office, and helps in our battle with climate change.

There are many arguments for going green in the office:

* Minimize overheads by reducing
* use of consumables
* energy costs
* costs of waste disposal
* water bills
* expenditures on office hardware
* transportation bills

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