We recently told our local independent insurance agent partners that we’re making more of the information they need available online. The records we shifted to being completely electronic were formerly generated each month, then printed and mailed to agencies. A lot of the time, these particular records didn’t say anything more than they had the previous month; in short, there was no reason that agents needed to see them every month in print.
The records are still available, and we made it clear to our agent partners where they can find them on the Hastings Mutual website. Nothing was taken away; it was just moved. But going online had the beneficial side-effect of saving Hastings Mutual a little energy and money: less to print means less paper, ink, and electricity used.
A little money-saving, a little bit of consideration for the amount of resources we’re using and waste we’re creating; there’s really no drawback to moving some things fully online. In fact, here at Hastings Mutual we have an entire “Go Green” initiative to help our agents streamline the amount of unnecessary paper we send to them.
Are any of these energy efficiency ideas going to save the environment? Not by themselves, but they will help make your office a little less wasteful, and that can be where you really see a savings.
What’s your best tip for office energy efficiency? Let me know in the comments.
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