WORKSPACE IN THE COVID-19 ERA:
Workspaces must adapt to the new realities of the COVID-19 era. Reduced density, protective shields, increased hygiene measures and health-oriented entry screening are now necessary and expected. As we re-imagine Temescal Works, we're focused on one thing — your peace of mind. Changes we're making and others we're investigating will be made available on our website in the coming days.
Being invested in our neighborhood means being invested in our environment, and we’ve implemented a number of things to make our workspace eco-friendly.
We’re all concerned about climate change and we are committed to minimizing the greenhouse gas emissions from our workplace.
- We’re paying more for electricity to be provided from sources that are 100% carbon free – wind, solar and existing hydroelectric facilities.
- All our lights are on motion sensors; if a space isn’t occupied for a set period, the lights will turn off.
- Almost all our lights are LED technology. These cost more than incandescent and fluorescent lights but save a lot of energy.
- We conserve natural gas by keeping the building at a cool 68°F in winter. We believe it’s better to dress a bit warmer so we can minimize greenhouse gas emissions.
- Being a neighborhood coworking space means many members and visitors commute by walking or bike. We have more than a dozen well used indoor bike racks (including ones for fat tires). You can bike to work knowing that you have a safe place to store your bike.
We’re serious about recycling, composting and reducing single-use plastics.
- We have blue recycling bins throughout the space, and multiple compost bins in our kitchen. We do our best to encourage people to sort what they throw away.
- Single use plastic water bottles have become a major environmental problem. Our water fountain has a bottle filler so you can easily fill your reusable water bottle. In one year alone, our members have refilled their own water bottles over 6,500 times instead of using single-use plastic water bottles.
- The “paperless office” may arrive someday, but it’s not here yet. We use paper with maximum recycled content that is compatible with our printer/copier.