More Support for Home Offices

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We often tout our sheds as attractive and comfortable home offices. Setting your office up in a shed rather than at the kitchen table or taking up a room in your house creates a private, professional atmosphere while keeping business and personal life separate. This creates numerous cost savings for small business owners and for long-distance workers. Along with this, working from home saves commuting time, gas expenses, and wear and tear on vehicles. This additional cost and energy savings was recently discussed in an article on the “Transportation Energy Intensity” of Buildings on the Green Building Advisor blog. The article author calculates the energy cost of operating a typical office building, then compares the energy use to that used to drive to and from the office, determining that it takes 30% more energy to commute!

Posted on September 3, 2009 6:46 pm