Every little bit helps!
At our VagaHQ office in Wicklow we have implemented a number of changes;
We have replaced all fluorescent office lighting with LED panels. All our electrical outlets are timed so that no power usage occurs outside of office hours. Our heating system operates on a carefully monitored timed programme.
These changes led to a 27% decrease in electricity and gas consumption in 2017.
Each toilet cistern has been fitted with 2x 500ml water bottles, reducing the amount required per flush. This simple initiative has reduced water usage by 5,000 litres per year.
All waste generated in the office, along with that brought back to base by our guides, is separated and recycled. This includes:
- Office paper
- Card and Cardboard
- Hard and soft plastic. And Polystyrene
- Batteries, phones and printer cartridges
- Metals and glass
- We also have a food waste bin
We have reduced non-recyclable waste significantly. In fact, it’s been a few months since we actually put the rubbish bin out!