The Carbon Footprint of the ICT Industry

By |2021-05-25T20:49:35+00:00March 28, 2011|Carbon Count - The Workplace|

Information and communication technology (ICT) is something that we rely on very heavily. Telecommunications, internet, broadband, mobile phones, social networking, computing, teleworking and teleconferencing all rely on the ICT industry. This sector has come in for criticism in the past because of the high turnover rate of equipment, and the [...]

Can ‘Living Walls’ Help Buildings Become Carbon Neutral?

By |2021-05-25T20:49:35+00:00March 21, 2011|Carbon Count - The Workplace|

The walls of many buildings and garden perimeters have life on them but this is not generally planned. There are also limits to the type of plant or living organism that can be grown – climbing plants such as ivy and Virginia creeper use walls for support, but their stems [...]

Large UK Companies Don’t Know Their Carbon Footprint

By |2021-05-25T20:49:36+00:00September 24, 2010|Carbon Count - The Workplace|

With pressure building to become a low carbon economy, UK businesses are facing a bleak future if they do not take steps to reduce their carbon footprint. It is therefore surprising that many of the largest companies and businesses in the UK don’t yet have any clear idea of what [...]

Carbon Offsetting in the Workplace

By |2021-05-25T20:49:46+00:00July 29, 2008|Carbon Count - The Workplace|

Carbon offsetting. The words are bandied around as if they’re a solution to climate change, a way of lowering carbon footprints and undoing the damage caused by carbon dioxide emissions. More and more lately they’ve been taken up by businesses and places of work. But are they effective or simply [...]

Recycling In The Workplace

By |2021-05-25T20:49:46+00:00May 15, 2008|Carbon Count - The Workplace|

We think a great deal about recycling at home, and we're constantly being urged to recycle all manner of things there, but rarely do we consider that we need to recycle in the workplace. Supermarkets and large places of employment do have initiatives, but recycling all that paper and plastic [...]

Reducing Electricity At Work

By |2021-05-25T20:49:46+00:00March 18, 2008|Carbon Count - The Workplace|

It’s remarkably easy to be wasteful with electricity – all you need to do is stop paying attention. But more and more people these days are aware of things they can do at home to cut electricity consumption and their bills. Simple ideas like not leaving mobile phone chargers plugged [...]

Heating And Cooling The Office

By |2021-05-25T20:49:46+00:00February 22, 2008|Carbon Count - The Workplace|

Have you ever driven around at night and seen offices and factories with lights blazing through the windows, even though no is will be working there until the next day (or even the next week)? You might have wondered why they did it, then forgotten about it when the traffic [...]

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