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Sustainability

Sustainability - "meeting our needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" 

This is such a vast area but one thing is for sure – it’s impactful and this is why we are focusing much of our efforts on companies operating in the sustainability sector – to make a real difference.  It’s one thing talking about it, but here at Advance in IT we ACTION it by growing inspiring AI, Data and IoT companies who are impactful with just as inspiring employees.

The Netherlands is certainly a hub of innovation and dynamism, leading the way in some ground-breaking developments such as using Machine Learning to protect wildlife, helping biologists develop an automated system for monitoring harbor seals or using IoT for sensing and tracking or smart energy savings. All of these examples are impactful and this is why we choose to incorporate them in our work.


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In the meantime, here are a few tips of how to save energy:

Top Energy Saving tips

  • Swap out traditional lightbulbs for LED’s

  • Turn off lights when leaving a room

  • Electric heater : if you work from home, just heat the room you are in

  • Shut down computers overnight, don’t leave on standby

  • Unplug devices

  • Swap baths for showers

  • Fill your fridge and freezer with bottles of tap water

  • Use the dishwasher’s eco function

  • Use a shower timer to time showers and fit an eco shower head

  • Don’t leave gadgets on standby, turn them off at the wall

  • Install a smart thermostat

  • Turn down your thermostat by just one degree

  • Wash clothes at 30 degrees

  • Wash bigger loads less often

  • Do washing up in a bowl rather than with running water

  • Turn the tap off whilst you brush your teeth

  • Clean the filter out on your fridge and tumbledryer

  • Invest in double glazing

  • Draught proof your house

  • Insulate your roof

  • Remove limescale from your kettle

  • Clear out your oven before cooking in it

  • Cook with the lid on

  • Use solar powered devices

  • Defrost food ahead of time in the fridge

  • Clean the coils at the back of your fridge

  • Defrost your freezer