Going “Green” isn’t a fad, it’s necessary to save the planet. If you have watched any of the documentaries on the Discovery Channel about how the polar icecaps are melting then you might have the same sick feeling in the pit of your stomach like I do. Conservatively, sea levels will rise around 2 feet in the next 100 years, and that’s just the beginning.
The Small Business Administration and numerous other resources are available to help small business go green.
Whether you own or lease your building, you typically need lighting, heating, air conditioning, power for office equipment, and other services to stay in business. This guide will help your business be more energy efficient.
Become Energy Efficient: Virtually any small business can improve its energy efficiency easily and cost-effectively, using the numerous resources that are available both from ENERGY STAR and a wide variety of other organizations.
Energy Saving Tips: Good energy management is good business. The prudent and conservative use of energy is one of the easiest and most cost effective steps you can take to cut operating costs and increase profitability.
Calculate Energy Savings: Get tools and resources to help you calculate energy savings from your energy efficient upgrades.
Sustainable Business Practices: After making energy efficient upgrades, you may also want to consider taking additional steps to implement sustainable business practices that help protect the environment.
Energy Efficient Upgrades: Learn about energy efficient upgrades you can make to your facilities to lower energy costs and conserve energy.
For Specific Businesses: The types of energy efficiency upgrades that provide the largest cost savings depend on the kind of business you are running.
State and Local Energy Efficiency Programs: Here you will find a listing of state, local and regional programs that help small businesses become energy efficient. These programs offer financial assistance in the form of grants and loans for making energy efficient upgrades.
The clock is ticking. The time is now. Let’s work together to save our planet.