The costs of a company have a clear significant impact in its overall viability. “Cost containment” – or learning how to restrict expenses and include costs – is an essential part of maintaining a business going and achieving ultimate success. Decisions about energy can make a major difference on the cost side whilst at the same time offering opportunities for company creation and leadership.
A Matter of Choice
Most of us use energy sources in one manner or another. So Most of Us possess the potential to create new energy choices that enhance our companies… in such places as:
Building Design: The design, structure and orientation of buildings have substantial bearing on overall energy usage. Interior design options can also have an effect.
Inside Our Power
Whether our personal lives, the power of choice carries great weight. Too often we overlook that electricity due to another potent force: dependency. We are used to doing things a particular way… and this manner continues until someone questions it creates a change.
If it comes to energy, fresh opportunities abound for enhanced business decisions… decisions of fantastic advantage to the company and to other people too. Businesses stand to save money and boost profits through direct ways (such as decreased utility bills) in addition to indirect means… like the consequences of innovation and leadership about increasing customer loyalty, broadening customer base, decreasing staff turnover and improving company visibility and standing. “Being green” can make great things occur on several levels.
Exciting New Options
Energy Resources: Not many companies have a simple option with this but most do, such as many who do not recognize that they do. I will utilize our little company for instance. We changed a part of our electric to solar electric (photovoltaic panels) years back along with incorporating a solar water heater. We use propane for heating given its efficacy and functionality. We’ve got wood stoves for backup in case of an elongated power outage at the winter (and a generator for different needs). And we all get the advantages of “passive solar” style in sending warmth out of our office buildings at the summertime whilst at the same time capturing breezes for decreased AC demand. These are a few examples of what others can do.