so we have decided to set a good example and create a climate-neutral working environment. On the way there, we have identified three essential core factors for us: The consumption of electricity, paper and heating.
Of course, it is best if no power is consumed at all. For this reason, we use master-slave sockets on the one hand, which automatically disconnect all devices from the mains as soon as the computer is switched off. But energy-efficient lighting is also desirable. So not only do all our daylight lamps have a motion sensor, they also measure the incidence of light and switch off automatically when the brightness is sufficiently low. This means that our lighting is only used when it is actually needed. To provide an environmentally conscious light source, we rely on LEDs, which offer the same brightness as conventional incandescent lamps, but are very economical and do not contain environmentally harmful mercury. To make our remaining electricity balance climate-friendly, we rely on 100% green electricity on the one hand. On the other hand, we offset our CO2 balance annually via PRIMAKLIMA e.V., our current certificate can be found here.
Our forests don’t benefit if you think about them and save electricity, but then print a papers. That’s why we have replaced as many workplace printers as possible with shared multifunction devices. Our advanced software enables us to work paperless, we send letters and invoices exclusively by email and also encourage our service providers to receive them by email. If something does need to be printed out, we print on both sides. Furthermore, all our empty toner cartridges are recycled professionally. Of course, we also separate our remaining paper waste.
For the night and over the weekend we don’t heat for no reason, but our team still doesn’t have to freeze on Monday morning, we rely on intelligent control of the heating. For this purpose, we have purchased special programmable radiator thermostats that ensure an optimal temperature through efficient heating and switch off the heating as soon as someone opens the window.
We are not perfect and every measure is only as good as it is implemented. However, we see no alternative to a CO2-neutral business and raise our team’s awareness at every opportunity on every occasion in order to come as close as possible to our goal.