Garden offices could offer carbon footprint reduction

A garden office could help people to reduce the carbon footprints of ecologically-minded people, new research from the RAC Foundation has suggested.

Research by the organisation indicated that working from home can reduce energy usage by up to 80 per cent.

It suggests that two-thirds of an office workers energy consumption is spent on transport, adding that working from home makes great sense for the environment as well as congestion on the UKs road network.

Sheila Rainger, deputy director of the RAC Foundation, states that the potential savings, in terms of energy and money, that working from home offers are "very impressive".

"If everyone who were able to worked from home just one day a week, we would notice a big difference on our roads and our other already overloaded infrastructure," she adds.

Meanwhile, industry commentator Marty Wingate wrote in online resource SeattlePI that people eager to build structures in their gardens are constrained only by the limits of their imagination.