The goal of any new business is to make money, but what if you could fill your bank account and help protect the planet?
There’s no shortage of benefits to starting an earth-friendly business. Today’s consumer is more eco-conscious than ever and no longer makes purchasing decisions based solely on price and quality. In fact, people are pushing brands to help them be more environmentally aware, 88% to be exact.
The visual below will show you 7 sustainable business ideas:
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Improvements in these areas can help both businesses’ bottom lines and their sustainability efforts. This infographic shows five simple examples for improving water efficiency at low or now cost.
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With the amount of products and services to choose from nowadays, the importance of differentiating from your competitors has never been more important. Going green is a great way to stand out and a great way to help your bottom line. Becoming environmentally conscious is actually a lot easier than you might think. Something as simple as replacing your old lightbulbs with LED lightbulbs is an easy and effective way to help the environment and your spending costs. Below is an infographic that includes a checklist of some tips to help save both money and the environment.
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No business wants to be in the habit of wasting money, which means most businesses look for every opportunity to become more efficient. Whether that means improving processes or streamlining the workforce. Yet when businesses look internally for opportunities to become more efficient, they might lose sight of some big opportunities all around them.
Commercial buildings account for nearly one-fifth of all the energy consumed in the United States, and a significant portion of that energy goes to waste. Through carelessness and a lack of proper planning, many businesses waste energy in the workplace. This not only adds up against the bottom line, but also creates consequences for the environment and our natural resources. However, operating a more energy-efficient commercial building doesn’t have to involve tearing out the infrastructure to replace it with solar panels or windmills. Often, a few tweaks can make a world of difference. Even something as relatively minor as turning off lights when no one’s in the room can reduce a building’s energy use substantially.
The following checklist provides some simple ideas businesses and commercial property owners can follow to ensure that their buildings are more energy efficient. See if there are any ideas you can use in your workplace, and watch the savings accumulate.
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Savings could reach that enormous level if energy efficiency for commercial and industrial buildings improved by just 10%, according to Energy Star program estimates. The pie chart in this infographic shows what energy is being used for in commercial buildings. This guide also offers simple tips to improve the energy efficiency of a commercial building.
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