Significant Technology Developments to Improve Sustainability

Applied Tech Review | Tuesday, June 08, 2021

The effect on sustainable development and its market ramifications is the most impactful and exciting because of the way technology progresses in both productivity and creativity at the same time.

FREMONT, CA: Technology is one of the main business sectors leading the eco-friendly charge, and it is a two-fold charge. Technology is working to revolutionize other sectors in terms of how they can do business more efficiently. It is constantly creating new tools (innovation) to build new ways of working. The effect on sustainable development and its market ramifications is the most impactful and exciting because of the way technology progresses in both productivity and creativity at the same time.

The following are some significant technological advancements in recent years that have improved sustainability.

Energy Efficiency

Smart thermostats, light bulbs, and power strips are not limited to the home. Corporations are purchasing these items for use in the workplace, and their recycling efforts are paying off in a big way. Changing only five light bulbs will save 75 dollars per year. According to research, a store saved 3,000 dollars a year by setting the air conditioner to turn on at 75 degrees instead of 74 degrees, reducing its energy consumption by 30,000 kilowatts.

Does the staff ever forget to switch off the lights in your office? Smart switches connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) can be controlled remotely. Lights can be turned off by a timer (for example, at 6:00 p.m. every day) or a motion sensor. Instead of being left on all the time, computers can be switched on and off when required for updates. Smart power strips can also assist with energy efficiency. Smart strips detect which of the plugged-in tools are in use and only supply power to those devices.

Recycling Innovations

Several technology firms are attempting to develop items that are dedicated to long-term profitability. One leading firm, for example, has launched new laptops made entirely of recycled aluminum. Investigating what products one will introduce into the office and committing to only purchasing environmentally friendly ones is a constructive business practice. Another simple way to inspire people to engage in sustainability is to start a recycling program at the workplace. Integrating technology into the recycling program will increase its impact; when people can see the difference they have made, it is easier for them to understand.

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