A new study conducted by Microsoft and Cornell University found that full-time remote workers cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 54% compared to those working in an office. Those working from home part time reduced their emissions by up to 29%. The key contributors to reduced emissions are lack of daily commutes and decreased office energy usage. While working remotely is certainly better for the environment, it’s not a perfect solution since many remote workers tend to produce more emissions on social activities. Now, cutting carbon footprints is yet another factor employers can consider when it comes to remote or hybrid work schedules.
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