So, you’ve reviewed your company’s energy usage and performed the math to determine your business’ carbon footprint. Now that you know what it is, it’s time to look into making some improvements to that calculation! Here are four easy ways to reduce your business’ carbon footprint:
1. Implement More Energy Efficient Lighting and Lighting Controls
Making the switch to LED lighting in your business will benefit not only the environment – but your company’s bottom line, too!
In fact, you can save as much as 85% on your energy costs by switching your lighting to LED. An added bonus? LEDs are fully recyclable – unlike their incandescent and fluorescent counterparts.
Further energy savings can be taken advantage of by implementing lighting controls such as dimmers, motion sensor and occupancy sensors.
2. Encourage Employees to Get Involved
To see optimal energy reduction at your business, you will need to get your employees involved with your goal.
Provide educational materials and workshops and develop an energy-savings plan. Think of creative ways and incentives to encourage your employees to practice energy efficiency. Why not hold a contest and reward employees who develop the best energy savings ideas?
3. Efficiently Operate Business Equipment
Equipment runs most efficiently when it remains in excellent condition. Have your business’ equipment regularly inspected and maintained, fix any leaks and address any pressure issues.
To reduce the load on your HVAC system, regularly replace filters and ensure vents aren’t blocked. Check that your building’s windows and doors are properly sealed. Have a certified professional regularly complete any maintenance required.
Encourage equipment to be turned off that isn’t in use. Think about installing motion sensors and auto off power bars in case employees forget to turn off the lights.
4. Utilize Natural Lighting Whenever Possible
Why pay for unnecessary lighting when you can use natural light in your building(s)?
Consider adding more windows and/or skylights on the north side of your building. Doing so will bring in more light without attracting unwanted heat.
Ways to Reduce Your Business’ Carbon Footprint
Although determining what your business’ carbon footprint is can be a challenge, learning how to reduce it is an entirely different one!
At Daisy Energy, we educate companies on creating cost-efficient, eco-conscious energy saving solutions. We provide companies with a comprehensive energy savings analysis and proposal that includes a wide range of energy saving solutions for warehouses, offices, commercial storefronts, industrial buildings and institutional spaces.
We are committed to helping you reduce your business’ carbon footprint!
Government Incentives are Available to Help Reduce Your Business’ Carbon Footprint
With over 10 years in the lighting industry, we are experts on any government incentives that can help you become more energy efficient. Let us show you the possible savings you could receive from various energy rebates and incentives!
We understand that you’re busy running your business. That’s why we offer to manage the grant paperwork process for you. We love seeing companies save money while reducing their energy usage!
Contact us today for more information about how we can help your commercial or industrial business reduce its carbon footprint.