Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The green argument for shedworking

There are so many reasons why shedworking is a more eco-friendly way of working, some of which are nicely summed up in a Washington Post blog post by Brian Reid. Reid points out that oil and petrol prices in the US are at record highs and that "getting the 40 percent of Americans who could work from home off of the roads and into a home office would save 625 million barrels of oil a year, spare the atmosphere from 100 million tons of carbon dioxide and save us all $43 billion in gas costs". He goes on:
"You can take the analysis even further. Get people to teleconference and you have an impact on airplane emissions, and enough people working virtually means fewer buildings to power, heat and cool. But you don't even have to go that far. Teleworking even one day every two weeks should theoretically cut gas usage by 10 percent, which is hardly marginal."

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