Unlocking the hidden potential of Oslo's deadspaces

How Empty Workspaces Impact the Environment and Our Well-Being

Apr 21, 2023

ghost sitting alone in an empty office space
ghost sitting alone in an empty office space

Are you aware of the staggering number of office and work spaces that sit empty each day? According to MashMcLennan, there are places where office occupancy is down 20% or 30%, which is a big amount, but not necessarily catastrophic — there are also places where it’s down 50% or more.

Those are the places where you start to hear rhetoric like downtown is a ghost town. It's a concerning fact that not only affects the environment but also our mental well-being. Whether you currently work in a dull office space, are waiting to move into a new workspace, or are a freelancer or consultant looking for inspiration, this blog post is for you.

Environmental Impact of Empty Workspaces

Think about the electricity, heating, and cooling resources that are wasted when office spaces remain empty. Lights are left on, air conditioning or heating is running, and energy is consumed unnecessarily, contributing to unnecessary carbon emissions and environmental waste. According to a report by the European Commission, commercial buildings in Europe account for a significant portion of electricity consumption, with estimates ranging from 40% to 50%. Moreover, it is estimated that up to 30% of that energy is wasted due to empty or underutilized spaces in these commercial buildings. This not only has a negative impact on our planet, but it also adds to the operational costs of building owners and tenants.

Mental Impact of Uninspiring Workspaces

The impact of dull and uninspiring workspaces on our mental well-being cannot be overlooked. According to an article written by Entrepreneur, the physical environment can significantly affect our mood, creativity, productivity, and overall well-being. Working in a space that lacks natural light, has outdated decor, or lacks inspiring elements can lead to decreased motivation, increased stress, and even burnout. When we spend a significant amount of time in a space that does not make us feel good or inspired, it can take a toll on our mental health and overall job satisfaction.

Unlocking the Hidden Potential with Orbit

The good news is that there is a solution to this problem. Orbit, the innovative workspace booking app, is on a mission to unlock the hidden potential of empty workspaces and transform the way we work. With Orbit, freelancers, consultants, and remote workers can discover and book inspiring workspaces in and around Oslo, avoiding the dullness of traditional office spaces or the isolation of working from home.

Imagine being able to choose from a variety of workspaces that cater to your unique needs and preferences. Whether you prefer a trendy co-working space, a serene and nature-filled location, or a modern and well-designed office, Orbit has a diverse range of options waiting to be booked by the hour or day. Say goodbye to uninspiring workspaces and hello to spaces that ignite your creativity and boost your productivity.

Not only does using Orbit benefit you as a remote worker or freelancer, but it also helps reduce the environmental impact of empty workspaces. By making use of underutilized spaces, we can contribute to a more sustainable approach to office space usage, reducing energy waste and carbon emissions.

Join the Movement and Start Working Inspired

If you're tired of working in uninspiring spaces, or feeling stuck working from home, it's time to join the movement and start working inspired with Orbit. Say goodbye to dead spaces and hello to workspaces that make you feel motivated and inspired. Together, we can make a positive impact on the environment and our well-being while revolutionizing the way we work.

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