Benefits of being Green!
Creating an energy efficient and greener business can have a major positive impact on our environment as well as your bottom line. A commercial energy audit will help you benefit from the triple bottom line – People, Planet and Profit. Along with cost savings, there are a number of intangible benefits that you will realize.
The cost savings associated with running a cleaner, more energy efficient business are the first and most obvious benefit to becoming more energy efficient. By looking at business operations in a new green manner, direct and measurable energy cost savings will be realized on your utility bills. By reducing energy consumption, your business can be more successful and profitable in clear and quantifiable ways.
A Commercial Energy Audit is the first step towards creating a more productive work environment. Your facility and its occupants will be more productive by improving light quality, reducing waste, improving air quality and making your facility more comfortable.
Increased Property Value
By reducing your facility’s operational costs and creating a productive work environment, your property will have a higher resale value and increase its marketability. According to the EPA, every $1 invested in energy upgrades can increase your property value $2-$3.
Introducing a green and energy-efficient business culture to a business enterprise can also have a dramatic effect on employees’ motivation and morale. It is far more rewarding personally to work for a company that is making every effort to operate in a clean, honest, and progressive manner. Improving employees’ pride in their work and in their company can build a highly motivated work force that is more loyal, has less turnover, and is much more involved in the process of innovation.
Much as a shift to a more energy efficient business can motivate your employees, doing so will generally also foster a sense of loyalty in its customer base. People simply like to do business with companies that care about the impact of their products and their operations on their community. A notable indication of this is the ability to put the Energy Star plaque at your place of business.
By adopting a greener moBy adopting a greener more energy efficient business model, business owners will begin to appreciate what green businesses worldwide have already noticed: green business has a distinct competitive advantage over most of its traditional “brown” competitors. By reducing or eliminating the energy costs of a business, their overall costs are often much less than their competitors. This efficiency in operations can have benefits beyond the bottom line. If raising outside capital is important to a business, the cleaner and greener a business is, the better the access to capital will become. As an environmentally sensitive business, an energy-efficient business will be able to differentiate itself—in vibrant and cutting-edge fashion—from any of its energy-wasting competitors.