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Environmental Features

Environmental features and news for businesses who want to learn more about moving to a low carbon economy. Read the latest Green features on GreenWise Business

A Greener Home for a Better World

Being environmentally friendly isn't just fashionable, it is necessary. With the rapid depletion of fossil fuels, and the ever-growing abundance of global waste, it is our responsibility as consumers to invest in a more sustainable lifestyle

Green grants for start-ups

In today’s ever more environmentally aware world companies of all shapes and sizes are being expected to step up and improve their green credentials. For some this has posed serious challenges, particularly as the Government has introduced ever more stringent goals, guidelines and legalisation. Yet factoring in consideration for the world around a company can pay serious dividends, with 53% of consumers preferring to purchase from a company with a good, green reputation (Environmental Leader).

5 companies that have a green strategy

Commerce and industry are not normally associated with green ethics, however, some companies do have a very clear environmental strategy.

The future of energy saving solutions

As the digital era transformed everyday life our reliance on technology increased over the years so it comes as no surprise to discover that our general power and energy usage has gone up significantly.

How to develop your career in digital?

Here, we review how to boost your career prospects in the growing digital information sector. There is currently a strong demand for talent and the right strategy will help you focus your effort, save time and reap rewards perhaps surprisingly quickly.

Orangeries vs. conservatories: which is best for your eco home project?

Orangeries were first introduced during the Italian Renaissance: citrus trees and fragile plants were put under arcades closed off with glass windows to protect them from colder temperatures. Roof height was originally considerably high as orangeries were intended to provide shelter for very large trees.

How Can Businesses Profit From The Next Phase Of Japan's Comeback?

Having contracted in the third quarter of 2015, Japan’s economy has entered its fourth technical recession in five years. According to economics minister Akira Amari this is due to a lack of available workers for public projects worth billions of pounds.

Space: the key to an eco-friendly workplace?

Maximising floor space is good for any business. It makes your workplace look more appealing to clients, calms the stress levels of your staff members and improve their efficiency. But more importantly, an office that’s less cramped is more likely to be optimised to help the environment.

The eco-office: can you avoid being part of the problem?

In an ideal world, there’ll be a time when the term 'eco-office’ will seem as dated as 'gramophone’ or 'picture house’. If the world can wake up and see the impact their actions are having on the planet, then every business will become eco-friendly.

Cheaper batteries could see electric cars bought by the masses

One of the big obstacles to the uptake of electric vehicles by the masses is the cost of batteries. They need to be big enough to store enough energy for hundreds of miles of driving between charges, yet light enough to not be a drain on the cars carrying them.

Adding value to the renewable sector in testing times

Robinson & Lawlor believe their skills add real value to projects that will allow them to continue their growth into 2016 and beyond, despite the unpredictable future of renewables.

The best eco-friendly smartphones

We live in a much more environmentally conscious age and it’s crucial for everyone to try and do their bit to ensure the longevity of this planet.

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