7 Eco-Friendly Actions Will Save Your Business Money

Looking for easy ways to go green and cut costs? The Green Business Bureau offers these tips.

 

7 Eco-Friendly Actions Will Save Your Business Money

1. Schedule an energy audit.


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Energy.gov

Annual savings per employee: $170
Utility companies and private contractors will walk through your facility, looking for ways to save on energy use, office equipment and work processes. 

7 Eco-Friendly Actions Will Save Your Business Money

2. Tweak the temperature.


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Annual savings per employee: $25
In fall and winter, set the thermostat to 68 degrees instead of 72.

Annual savings per employee: $41
During warmer months, set the temperature at 74 instead of 68.

7 Eco-Friendly Actions Will Save Your Business Money

3. Give computers a rest.


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Annual savings per employee: $178
Set computers to hibernate after 30 minutes of inactivity and monitors to sleep after five to 20 minutes.

Annual savings per employee: $45
Use power strips to shut down equipment.

7 Eco-Friendly Actions Will Save Your Business Money

4. Kill the lights.


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Lowe's

Annual savings per employee: $125
Replace traditional bulbs with compact fluorescent ones, which last 10 times as long and use 75 percent less energy.

7 Eco-Friendly Actions Will Save Your Business Money

5. Cut drinking-water waste.


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Annual savings per employee: $409
Still buying bottled water? Switch to a water cooler.

Annual savings per employee: $75
Switch from paper cups to ceramic mugs.

7 Eco-Friendly Actions Will Save Your Business Money

6. Set a paper-reduction policy.


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Annual savings per employee: $166
Reduce paper use in the office by 50 percent.

Annual savings per employee: $300
This cuts an hour a day of printing, filing and otherwise managing paperwork.

7 Eco-Friendly Actions Will Save Your Business Money

7. Recycle old cell phones.


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Annual savings per employee: $70

Send old cell phones and other electronic devices to a recycling service like CorporateRenew (which sends a check in return).

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