Office Real Estate
The Sustainability Argument for Fractional Offices
May 1, 2023
Flexday Team

Fractional office sharing can help reduce carbon emissions from real estate in several ways:

  1. Reducing the need for new office space: Fractional office sharing allows multiple companies or individuals to share a single office space. This means that fewer new buildings and office spaces need to be constructed, reducing the embodied carbon emissions associated with new construction.
  2. Sharing energy and resource use: With fractional office sharing, multiple companies or individuals share the same office space, which means they also share energy and resource use. This can lead to reduced energy consumption and emissions associated with heating, cooling, lighting, and other office-related activities.
  3. Promoting sustainable transportation: Fractional office sharing can be located in areas that are easily accessible by public transportation or bike lanes, reducing the need for employees to commute by car. Additionally, some fractional office sharing models may include bike storage and shower facilities to encourage sustainable transportation options.
  4. Encouraging sustainable practices: Fractional office sharing providers may promote sustainable practices such as recycling, composting, and using eco-friendly products. This can help reduce waste and emissions associated with office operations.
  5. Flexibility and scalability: Fractional office sharing provides companies with flexible and scalable office space, allowing them to easily adjust their space needs as their business grows or contracts. This means that companies are less likely to occupy more space than they need, reducing the associated carbon emissions from building energy use and maintenance.

In summary, fractional office sharing can be a sustainable option for reducing carbon emissions associated with real estate by promoting resource and energy sharing, sustainable transportation options, and sustainable practices.

If your company is looking to augment environmental sustainability to its core operations to drive more impact and value, we're here to help navigate through office space change. Contact us.