Green Tip: Working at Home Worse than at the Office?

Green Tip: Working at Home Worse than at the Office?

Ryan
May 31, 2007

Well, more like a green warning. For people working from home, the most obvious benefit is the short commute, or the complete lack of one. Add to this the fact that you are eliminating carbon dioxide emissions that would have otherwise come from driving a car and the effect on the environment is a positive one. Turns out this may not really be the case. Treehugger points us to an article in The Telegraph telling us to work at the office and not at home. Why? It is mainly due to the fact that for a single person working at home, the amount of energy required to heat and run the house, especialy during the winter months, is much higher than an office full of employees per capita. When comparing carbon dioxide emissions for the year, someone working at home produces 2.38 tonnes of CO2 while an office worker produces 1.68. -via Treehugger Thanks to atconc for the pic.
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