Today, energy and the environment are on the minds of nearly every politician, business owner and consumer. For business owners, focusing on energy and the environment translates into operational efficiency and growth into emerging markets.
Companies are cutting costs and improving their bottom lines by monitoring their energy consumption and power distribution and implementing the best practices for efficient energy use. The Energy Star Small Business program estimates that business owners can improve energy efficiency by 10 to 30 percent by switching to low-cost technologies and the best practices. Consider the following tips to help you choose products and services for energy and the environment practices best suited for your company:
1. Assess the benefits of alternative energy and renewable energy products.
2. Compare rates and services offered by different types of energy companies.
3. Learn about the benefits of monitoring power distribution.
Consult with a firm specializing in energy and the environmentEnvironmental consulting firms help small business owners effectively address their concerns related to rising fuel costs, global climate and other environmental issues. These firms can help you implement procedures to monitor your energy consumption and reduce your company's carbon footprint, which is the impact that your business activities have on the environment measured in terms of units of carbon dioxide produced. In addition, environmental consulting firms can help you explore the benefits of various renewable and alternative energy options and natural resources.
Explore costs and services offered by energy companiesCompanies in the energy industry address a range of commercial power and utility needs. Today the focus of energy markets has changed as companies compete to create innovative technologies to help businesses conserve energy and protect environmental resources.
Lower energy costs with power distribution monitoring systemsTechnology manufacturers in energy markets are racing to the marketplace with a range of affordable, power distribution monitoring systems designed to help businesses lower energy costs and increase business profitability. As a result, nearly all newly created technology devices are designed with built-in power management components.
- The greatest misconception is that energy and the environment technologies are more expensive. In fact, business owners generally have reported a savings of approximately 20-30 percent in operating costs after implementing practices to decrease energy consumption and reduce waste.