Posts Tagged ‘small business’

17 Nov

How to Make your Business Energy-Efficient

Posted by Norman F, November 17th, 2014

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Business accounts for 18% of total US energy use with heating and cooling consuming a whopping 36% of electricity energy use. US Energy Information Administration predicts heating oil, electricity, and natural gas will cost 2% to 10% more this winter. Want to increase your profits, advertise your customers that you are hip, and help the environment?

Your Energy Bill arrives and it is way to high. You can start by asking your energy provider to check your meters accuracy, but you will have to do detective work to really save money. Our local utility, PG&E, just announced another energy rate increase. You can go green and save money by following our energy saving tips. This is an overview of the many energy saving tips we have covered over the years along with links to detailed articles.

One of the keys is to have all your employees on board with your energy efficiency goals. They can provide a lot of useful input and need to cooperate with any changes.

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13 Aug

10 Tips For Businesses to Go Green

Posted by Norman F, August 13th, 2013

Going Green. Over the past few years you’ve seen this expression pop up more and more. People, products, and businesses are continuously declaring that they’re “going green”.  Even our government is offering tax breaks and incentives for eco-friendly products and businesses. As small business owner, you want to contribute to the eco-movement. But you have hesitations. Maybe you think it’s too time consuming to go green. Maybe it’s on your list of things to do, but you’re not sure exactly where to start or what you can do. And more importantly, you want to turn a profit quickly and you don’t want to risk financial loss. Well in this article you will see that not only is it easier than you think to go green, but it’s also beneficial on your bottom line as well.

Here are ten easy tips to make your business more eco friendly:

  1. Recycle bins

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