Discussions around the impact of human activity on the environment are becoming more common. Now more people and companies are looking to rethink how they use resources each day.
The “green movement” is a loose affiliation with ideas related to the use of resources and how people or large entities can incorporate more practices that reduce their carbon footprint and encourage the renewal of finite resources. The choice to do so may be because the company has deeply held beliefs, or consumers will only spend money with a company that they feel shares their beliefs.
For many companies, the area where they have more control is technology. So when a company “goes green” and uses environmentally friendly technology to help the planet, they send a clear message to their employees and the people they do business with.
Many multinational companies and brands are using eco-friendly technology in the following ways.
Switching to Solar Power
Many companies have installed solar panels to generate electricity during sunny days, which can mean that part of the entire energy demand of the building is provided solely by the sun. This not only saves on electricity costs but also reduces the overall carbon footprint of the building.
Companies that are situated in areas that have a lot of rainfall may install grey-water tanks that are meant to collect and filter rainwater that can then be used for toilets or other non-consumable purposes.
The installation of wind power is often out of reach for many companies because wind turbines aren’t something you can place on top of a building. However, companies can move into areas with a wind power source, or encourage the local government to zone for wind turbines.
Energy Saving Partners
Once you decide to go green, you can partner up with certified programs that offer tax credits for carbon offset products or services targeted to support your environmental mission. Other ways to help reduce your energy use is to look for Energy Star products, low-energy computers, changes to indoor temperature to reduce energy consumption, and efficient lighting to use less energy each day.
As demand for environmentally friendly technology grows, it will be easier for companies and individuals to reduce the number of resources they use each day. For people looking to
or start a business, looking into ways that you may use technology to help companies cut back on resource use may prove fruitful.