Going green benefits your company in a lot of ways. It improves your corporate image, it gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling because you know that you are helping protect the environment, and, most importantly, it saves you money. Here are just a few ways you can save cash by going green.
#1 You can’t go wrong with the 3R’s.
Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Make this a theme in your office, and inculcate this philosophy into your employees’ minds. Get them to produce less
waste, keep waste that can still be used, and creatively recycle or repurpose trash.
#2 Cut down on utility.
You can save a lot by using a energy management and procurement firm and energy efficient appliances. Review what equipment and appliances you currently have. If you have anything that is old and/or breaks down a lot, chances are, those machines are consuming way more than their share of power. Also, turn off all appliances that are not in use.
#3 Attract investors.
Environmentally conscious companies are attractive to investors. By establishing yourself as a “green” business, you can end up working with or being funded by prominent investors or business partners.
#4 Pay attention to landscaping.
This may look out of place here, but landscaping actually helps you conserve energy and thus save money. Contractors can modify your yard such that heat is kept in during winter and kept out in the summer, for example. They also know what water features and grass to use and where to put them to improve the overall cleanliness and quality of your immediate surroundings. Therefore, you spend less on maintenance and repairs, for example.
#5 Go paperless.
By transitioning to a paperless office, you are saving amounts of cash you never thought you used to spend on something you could have just stored in the cloud and the like. Paper products may seem harmless and cheap when considered individually, but they create a lot of waste, cost, and other problems in the long run.
#6 Encourage use of mess kits.
Disposable utensils and food containers are not cheap, and they are a huge cost that many companies turn a blind eye to for the sake of making their jobs easier. However, their cost can accumulate, and they become just huge piles of waste. You are paying for something that you could get for much less.
#7 Earn tax credits.
Depending on your business location, you be awarded tax credits by going “green.” These can be big amounts, and what you save in taxes, you can use instead on something that your employees will enjoy as a team. You can also use that cash to further implement your energy-saving strategy in your office or business.
A Final Word
Huge savings are among the main benefits of conserving energy in your business. This is why you have to pay more attention to cutting back on your energy consumption. You can save so much while doing good for the environment at the same time!