Lighting & energy

Can greener workplaces be created merely by better planning? Without a doubt! Smart space planning not only makes a workplace more functional and less expensive. Here are our best do-it-yourself tips for space planning and ergonomics.



Low-energy lamps – a good start
Out with conventional incandescent lamps! A low-energy lamp saves up to 90% in comparison.


Highly efficient light solutions
Your greatest contribution to the environment is to choose lighting systems with minimal energy consumption. Compared with lighting from the seventies and eighties, today’s technology lets you reduce energy consumption by over 50%.


Indirect lighting is optimal for the job
Indirect lighting that uses the whole ceiling or the walls as reflectors sheds good light on the whole room irrespective of how it is furnished. Complement it with a desk lamp at each workplace to optimise your working light.


Switched on only when needed
An archive or storeroom is rarely lit throughout the day. But what about corridors that no-one uses? Use sensor-controlled lighting in areas that are rarely used.


Use timers. Save energy.
Night shift? Put timers on electrical equipment that is not used throughout the day.


Defective fluorescent lamps also waste money
Replace blinking fluorescent lamps. They consume more power and waste money.


Automatic doors optimise temperatures indoors
Use automatic door closing systems to keep the heat in during winter. Avoid expensive and energy-guzzling air conditioning during warmer weather. Instead, open doors and windows whenever the opportunity arises.


Don’t keep your charger plugged in
Mobile phone chargers cost money as long as they are plugged in. When you’ve finished charging, unplug them and put them in a desk drawer instead.


Change your power supplier
Insist on 100% renewable energy sources – otherwise change your supplier.


Greener, more attractive – flat screens
Modern flat screens are more efficient and consume less power (up to 50% less than conventional ones). They also take up less space.

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