How would it affect the environment if people who normally work in offices were allowed to work from home?



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    It is estimated that over 50 million US workers–about 40% of the working population–could work from home at least part time. Yet, just a few years ago, only 2.5 million employees actually did. If the population that had the ability to work from home did so just half the time, the US alone would save 280,000,000 barrels of oil a year, which is enough to more than double the amount of energy we are currently producing with all of our renewable energy sources combined. Aside from conserving energy, the land use requirements for highway expansion and garages would reduce significantly because 40% of the working population would be home instead of all rushing to work at the same time (which also allows for less accidents).

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    I agree with everything that ccordova789 mentioned. The amount of gasoline that would be saved from not having to commute to work would be enormous. This would also make owning a hybrid a lot more practical, since the only real driving you would have to do would be local. Also, this is one of the great things about interning for GreenAnswers. We get to work from home and share our knowledge of the environment, while helping it at the same time!

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