The benefits of taking steps to reduce your company’s carbon footprint are endless. Implementing sustainable business practices can help the environment, save you money, and even increase sales and customer loyalty.
As the adverse effects of human behavior on the earth become more and more apparent, every day consumers are looking for ways to do better. They want to invest their money in a company that is doing their part to help the environment.
Many studies have shown that consumers are willing to pay more for products or services that are “green”. For example, the 2014 Nielsen Global Survey on Corporate Social Responsibility found that 55% of consumers were willing to pay extra for products and services from companies committed to positive social and environmental impact. Showing your customers that you are committed to being environmentally friendly can not only save you money, it can make you money.
One of the most effective ways to show consumers that you care for the environment is to reduce your building’s energy footprint. The Environment and Energy Study Institute (EESI) has reported that in the US alone, buildings account for more than a third of carbon dioxide emissions. Making your building more energy efficient doesn’t have to mean a huge renovation project. There are many simple ways to do so that can also save your business money for years to come. For example, installing solar for your business is not as complicated as it may seem. Commercial solar incentives are currently at extremely high rates. With a commercial solar energy system, business owners are able to sell energy they produce back to the grid and profit off of a rooftop or other area that what was once just under utilized space.
Solar for commercial buildings is a fantastic investment but it is certainly not the only way to reduce your reduce your companies energy footprint and impress your customers with your dedication to the environment. A renewable energy financial analysis by NRGtree can explore microgrid automation, battery backup technology, electric vehicle charging systems, and solar installation for your property. Contact us today to see how easy it is to be the environmentally friendly business your customers want.
Author: Emily Murad- Emily is a Digital Operations and Marketing Intern for NRGTree.