Guest post by Robert Miller
There are many reasons your business may be trying to go green. First and foremost, you may be concerned about the lasting impact your company’s activities will have on the environment. You may be interested in recent technological advancements that make it easier to reduce your ecological footprint. You also may be looking to take advantage of the positive associations consumers have with eco-conscious brands.
Whatever your motivation, there’s no doubt adapting green measures can provide a net benefit to your organization. What you may not realize, however, is that many of the steps you can take to become more eco-friendly are also easy and cost-effective.
You may associate becoming greener with major initiatives, such as converting to solar power or switching to recycled materials in your manufacturing process. The truth is, there are many other ecologically sound ideas you can use in your office environment that can be just as beneficial and help your bottom line at the same time. For example, you can significantly reduce your energy consumption simply by paying closer attention to your lighting. Replacing incandescent or fluorescent bulbs with CFLs or LEDs, installing motion detectors and keeping window blinds open during the day are all ways you can ensure your building uses less heat and electricity. That not only makes your company greener, it also lowers your energy bills.
You may already have plenty of good reasons to become a more environmentally aware company. One of the most important may be the savings you’ll experience. See the accompanying checklist for more easy eco-friendly ideas you can implement to reduce energy costs at your facility.
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