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Creating an energy efficient business can mean cost savings to your bottom line. And, you'll also be contributing to a better, greener environment. To get started, follow a few simple guidelines to becoming an energy efficient business:
• Make a commitment to turn your office space into a green building. Then make a plan of action to assess the energy performance of your building and then implement the plan.
• From faxes to water coolers to computers, look for office equipment that carries the Energy Star label on it. You'll purchase products that use 40% to 85% less energy than other models.
• Find an expert who can access your building and help you turn it into a green building. For qualified professionals, consult Energy Star at www.energystar.gov.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|