As environmental concerns continue to grow and inform customer decisions, more and more businesses are looking for ways to lessen their environmental impact. Of course, reducing your carbon footprint isn’t just a good public relations move for your business or just good for the environment. It can actually help to help you save money over the long haul. So how can you go about diminishing your carbon footprint?
Heating and Cooling
Heating and cooling are two of the biggest offenders when it comes to a business’s carbon footprint. Both tend to rely, to some extent, on burning fossil fuels. Heating units often burn natural gas directly, while cooling units depend on fossil fuel driven electricity. Upgrading to a more efficient heating and cooling system reduces your fossil fuel consumption. You can also take additional steps, such as upgrading to more energy efficient windows to cut down on heat loss and gain. While expensive up-front, these steps typically pay for themselves within a few years as heating and cooling costs drop.