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Everything Office Wins Another Award!

Posted 7th December 2009.

Everything Office, one of the UK’s leading independent office supplies companies, has won another award for its environmentally friendly offices.

Not content with winning the highly prestigious National Energy Efficiency Awards in 2008, beating 170 entrants in the Construction and Renovation category sponsored by EDF Energy, Everything Office has once again stolen the show by winning the Lowestoft & Waveney Chamber of Commerce Environment Award for its new purpose built offices in Lowestoft. The awards were held last week at Potters Bar and Leisure at Hopton-on-Sea in Norfolk.

Everything Office, a leading provider of environmentally friendly office supplies, outgrew its original premises in 2008 and seized upon the opportunity to go green. The company moved into its new environmentally-friendly building The Greenhouse last year. In updating their premises they managed to reduce their CO2 emissions by 15,000 kg per year, reducing their energy bills by 80% and water consumption by 50%.

Climate change was of course an important factor in this decision, but ultimately the goal was for Everything Office to become a more efficient company. Bob Taylor, Managing Director of Everything Office believes in investing in technology so that they can pass on the savings to their customers.

We constantly strive to be as efficient as possible without compromising on our high level of customer care. We are delighted that our efforts have been recognised, and I would like to thank everyone at Everything Office for all their hard work in making The Greenhouse a success.

The award required finalists to provide evidence of their green credentials, which was no problem for Everything Office. Not only are their offices cutting-edge when it comes to being green, as part of being ISO14001 accredited, Everything Office supplies and uses environmentally friendly office products.

The Greenhouse aptly named – incorporates a living, sedum roof which gives better insulation and allows rainwater harvesting for the toilets and gardens. It also has argon-filled double glazing with a solar coating to reduce solar gain and additional recycled insulation significantly increases the buildings thermal properties.

The offices green credentials also include:
Rain Water collection Excess water that is drained off the roof will be collected and used for the flushing of toilets.
Hot Water The heat that is generated from the companys servers and air conditioning is captured and converted into heat for hand washing and the shower unit.
Energy efficient lighting the building has low energy and LED lighting which is controlled by both daylight and motion sensors.

The company sells a green range of products and also operates a recycled service for toner and inkjet cartridges free of charge. As resellers of electrical items, Everything Office also advises customers how to follow the WEEE directive and dispose of their items in an environmentally sustainable way, and encourages customers where possible to recycle their old furniture by sending it free of charge to Eastex – the materials exchange for the east of England.

If you would like to find out how Everything Office can help you become greener and more efficient, please call 0800 980 1080, or e-mail sales@everythingoffice.co.uk