Volume 16, Issue 7 March 4, 2019
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Energy Management
Sustainability Strategies for Small Businesses
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Energy Management
Sustainability Strategies for Small Businesses
Reduce waste and make a positive impact on your bottom line.


Sustainable business practices are becoming more widely adopted and are shaping the future of competitive advantage and energy efficiency. In recent years, sustainability concepts have been proven to yield positive environmental results, and have been helping to make a positive impact on your bottom line.

Large corporations such as McDonald’s, P&G and Cisco Systems have demonstrated success in making sustainability practices, such as reducing carbon and waste, a priority. While larger corporations tend to make headlines, sustainability strategies can be applied at all organizations, regardless of size.

Following are three sustainability strategies for small businesses:

  1. Reduce energy use – When available, use the auto power save feature on your electronics to reduce energy. Sensor switches are great for turning off lights and fans and improve energy efficiency. Some businesses, such as hotels, encourage customers to reduce energy by asking them to choose how often to replace linens and towels.

  2. Go paperless – Printing consumes a signification amount of paper, ink and energy for printers. By migrating documents such as receipts, bookkeeping and customer records online, small businesses can alleviate and directly measure the cost savings of these activities. Using washable mugs and cups is another way to reduce your environmental impact.

  3. Green commuting – Reducing the miles driven to and from the office can save gas, help air quality and save time. Some job functions, such as accounting and web updates, can be completed through telework without much difficulty. Small businesses can also encourage an employee carpool and make it easy for bikers and public transit. 


To learn more about going green through carbon reduction and other renewable energy strategies, visit our website.

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