Being sustainable while renting in a collective building
An office with charging stations, solar panels and separated waste. Sustainable entrepreneurship is high on our agenda and we make conscious choices to achieve this. We encourage colleagues to opt for a mobility allowance instead of a lease car and ask them to drive to the office together. Carpooling is more fun anyway! What we can control less, is how the energy is generated in our office building: we rent a floor in a collective building.
If you want to focus on sustainable entrepreneurship, begin by separating your waste, buying recycled paper and office furniture and using sustainable coffee and tea. After office hours, completely turn off the lights, computers and copiers, and limit the use of single-use waste. Also, think of the energy: how is this generated? If you rent (or have purchased) a complete office building, you can decide what kind of energy you purchase. However, if you, like us, rent a floor in a collective building, this can be a bit of a challenge.
When we looked for a new office last year, we only selected buildings that were either already sustainable or would become sustainable short-term. The building we chose, fitted perfectly into our vision. The new owner had interesting plans that matched our vision: he separated waste and wanted to install solar panels and charging stations for electric cars. And last week the solar panels and charging stations were connected. From now on we work in a sustainable building!
Why solar panels?
Solar panels produce clean energy, which means we emit less CO2 than if we would use energy generated from coal or gas. Of course, the production process of solar panels also costs energy. Due to the high yield of the solar panels, this energy is compensated within a few years.
We are always open to new collaborations regarding sustainability and sponsorship. Feel free to contact us if you want to ask something about this.