Why Energy Efficiency Is the New Trend in Going Green
For some time now, companies and individuals have been “going green” as part of a nationwide trend toward environmental sustainability. Not only is sustainability a growing trend, but it can lead to more efficient work processes, which leads to improved employee morale—especially for Millennials who value giving back and being civically engaged. Many customers also look for companies and brands with a good environmental record because they come across as more trustworthy.
“Going green” encompasses a broad array of actions from reducing waste to planting trees, but the biggest trend right now is energy efficiency. Here are a few reasons why energy efficiency is becoming so popular:
1. Instead of costing money, it saves money.
Sustainability practices such as producing green energy with solar panels or implementing a waste reduction program at the office are both environmentally friendly, but they can cost a lot of money. Not every organization has the resources to spend big on going green, and with energy efficiency improvements, they don’t have to. Becoming more energy-efficient is both environmentally friendly and reduces the organization’s electricity bills every month without a large up-front cost.
2. It’s easy to retrofit.
It can be difficult to reinvent a company around an environmentally-friendly agenda. Businesses with long-standing procedures and delicate supply chains can’t go green overnight. But, energy efficiency improvements can be almost effortlessly installed in old buildings quickly. Improving energy efficiency is something any company can do without having to make significant changes or sacrifices.
3. It’s non-disruptive.
Installing large equipment like solar panels requires construction that can close down parts of a building or create unwanted noise. Similarly, changing business operations with something like a zero waste program can disrupt someone’s job and require additional training. This isn’t true of energy efficiency improvements. Things like phase change material can be installed in a few hours, quietly, with little to no disruption of the business.
4. There’s no long-term commitment.
Undergoing a major renovation or overhauling company operations are both long-term commitments. Making major changes like this can be justified in some cases, but it locks companies into a decision and forces the organization to swallow any of the consequences. Improving energy efficiency is a low stakes way to get the benefits of going green. If the efficiency improvements don’t work, the company can have them removed at no cost. And, if technology improves, the building can receive new and updated improvements.
With D.I. Pathways’ monthly utilization model, companies can get energy efficiency improvements by having phase change material installed in their buildings at no risk for one low monthly payment. It’s the easiest way to save money and become more sustainable.
To learn more about going green with phase change material, contact D.I. Pathways today.