In part one of this blog series, we discussed some of the ways companies can establish green business practices, such as going paperless, recycling, and buying sustainable office supplies. Of course, there are many other ways to become a green business, which our experts at Premier Renewables will continue outlining in this post. As the preferred agricultural, commercial, and industrial solar company in San Francisco, we know everything there is to know about going green in California, so take it from us and make these eco-friendly changes in your commercial space!
Reduce Electronic Waste
Office buildings and manufacturing plants are notorious for dumping excessive amounts of retired technology into the landfill, known as e-waste. The reality is that no matter how outdated your company’s computers, monitors, printers, scanners, telecommunications equipment, and other kinds of commercial technology are, they can in many cases be recycled. In fact, technology companies like Dell and HP offer recycling programs that will take your old tech off your hands and ensure that it is properly recycled or reused for parts. Plus, some of these e-waste programs will offer money for your obsolete computers, scanners, etc. and you might even be able to get a tax break by donating computers that still work and are five years old or less.
Use Eco-Friendly Features & Appliances
A major component of green business is replacing old features and appliances with eco-friendly alternatives that utilize the latest technology in order to reduce energy consumption. These include low-flow toilets and faucets, LED lighting systems, smart thermostats, energy-saving computers, and the list goes on. We are fortunate to live in a time where modern technology is being used to reduce the human carbon footprint in innovative ways, creating endless possibilities for green business practices. Plus, eco-friendly features and appliances for commercial work spaces aren’t always more expensive or hard to find — rather, sustainability is becoming the norm in these industries and many modern features and appliances have eco-friendly capabilities already built in.
Switch To Solar
All things said and done, one of the best measures you can take toward building green business practices is investing in solar panels — especially if you own a commercial, industrial, or agricultural business. Not only will commercial solar panels cut down on your energy bills or get rid of them entirely, but they will also greatly reduce your company’s carbon footprint in the process. There are also solar tax credits and/or write-offs available for companies who switch to solar power, and your business will thrive due to your new reputation of sustainability as a green business. Interested in learning more about commercial solar panels? Contact Premier Renewables in San Francisco or request a free proposal online!