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That’s how hybrid jobs can reduce a company’s emissions

That’s how hybrid jobs can reduce a company’s emissions

According to a new survey of major cities in the US and UK, working hybrids there can significantly reduce emissions. By reducing commuting to the office, carbon dioxide emissions can be reduced by up to 80 percent in some cities.

The study, conducted by the International Workplace Group in collaboration with technology consultancy Arup, analyzes potential emissions reductions in six different cities in the US and UK – London, Los Angeles, New York City, Atlanta, Manchester and Glasgow.

The research focused on how shorter commutes, working closer to home and using local shared workspaces could reduce emissions compared to the traditional five-day commute.

According to the study, Atlanta had the potential to reduce transportation and office emissions by 90 percent, followed by Los Angeles and New York. According to the survey, Glasgow in Great Britain was able to reduce emissions by 80 percent, followed by Manchester, with 74 percent and London with 49 percent. Emissions reductions in cities such as London could be achieved using a combination of city offices and local workplaces, according to the survey.

In the US, transport emissions per person are 2.5 times higher than in the UK due to larger and less fuel-efficient vehicles and less use of public transport. Thus, according to the survey, there is more scope for reducing emissions. In addition, the survey showed that local workplaces have lower emissions per square meter than central headquarters because they have higher utilization rates.

– A five-day commute to city centers has the largest carbon footprint of all work models. By spending less time in city centers or commuting, we can reduce emissions from both buildings and vehicles. By offering options to work closer to home, a worker’s carbon dioxide emissions can be reduced by 70 percent. Most organizations today already have the opportunity to do this, says Mark Dixon, CEO of IWG, in a comment.

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