Drivers could save an average of 2.5 hours of commuting time every day by using a remote working location, according to new research conducted by hybrid workspace network 'NoCo' and Trinity College Dublin.

The study indicates a clear desire by workers to have the option of remote working, and highlights the potential environmental benefits that could come from it.

According to the research, on average those using a remote hub are travelling 60km less per day.

The results indicate that a switch to working from a remote working hub for just three days a week could save a driver up to 14 days of travel time a year, saving around 670kg of CO2.

It found that public transport users would save almost 11 days of commuting time, saving the equivalent of 2.19kg CO2 from these public transport trips.

38% of people said the ability to spend more time in their local community would be a major benefit if they could switch over to working from a remote hub.

NoCo is now Ireland’s largest workspace network provider with remote working hubs in over 350 locations nationwide.

The service enables companies to connect their team to a network of 'close to home’ workspaces across Ireland.

"None of us can afford to ignore our carbon footprints anymore and we believe that the shift to remote working will help to meet Ireland's national carbon targets, aswell as provide people with reduced commuting time and a better work/life balance," said Brian Moran, co-founder of NoCo.