Reducing your carbon footprint as a business owner not only helps the environment, it also helps you save money. Taking the steps to become an environmentally conscious company requires more than just recycling. Here are 4 ways your business can become more socially responsible by “going green”:
Investing in green appliances can help you save money in the long run. Larger appliances such as copiers, refrigerators, and air conditioning units can consume a lot of energy. Energy Star has a detailed list of certified products that are energy efficient. If you are unable to invest in green products, there are things you can do such as switching off or unplugging appliances at the end of the day or enabling power save mode.
In this digital age, going paperless is easier than ever.Get in the habit of making the most of email, cloud services such as Google Drive, and online information sharing platforms such as Slack. These programs can help you get things done without all the clutter.
The biggest way to reduce your carbon footprint is being mindful of your energy usage. Beyond what you can do on a day-to-day basis(turning off the lights, using LED light bulbs, etc.), you can also gain better control of your energy on a more long-term basis by switching to a green energy provider. Purchasing renewable energy such as solar and wind has many benefits as a long-term investment.
Reducing your business carbon footprint is one way to not only be environmentally conscious, but to also save on costs. EnergyBot also offers a way to save on energy costs through an online marketplace that allows you to shop and select the best energy plan and rate for your business.
Introducing EnergyScore™ – a free tool from EnergyBot that reveals the hidden factors that energy suppliers use to calculate and quote an energy rate for your business. There are more than 19 factors that determine your energy rate. Without a PhD in energy, it’s nearly impossible to break down each factor and understand how it influences and contributes to the final energy rate in your energy plan.
Introducing Quick Price – our new online tool that you can use right now to get a quick estimate of energy rates for your business. It’s immediate. It’s free. And it’s online. In other words, Quick Price is an instantaneous snapshot of energy rates offered in your area – if you signed up for a specific energy plan today. Considering that energy rates change every day – Quick Price is your new best friend when it’s time to renew your plan or switch to a new supplier.