Cut Energy, Cut Costs

By: | Posted in: Green Plus News |

hw_power_lineCutting the amount of energy you use in your business is an easy way to do a favor for both the environment and your bottom line. Businesses waste electricity all the time – by leaving appliances plugged in (even when turned off, many appliances still use electricity – think of the digital clock on your DVD player, for example), or by heating/cooling their office space more than necessary or even when nobody is there. From a business perspective, this makes little sense – after all, you’re paying for the electricity you use, even if it isn’t advancing your business goals or helping you make money. has a slideshow that gives tips – some easy, some more challenging – on cutting down your energy usage. More tips are also available in the Green Plus How-To Guide. Lastly, Microsoft has additional energy-saving advice in a broader column on cutting costs. And we can’t help but notice that other pieces of advice on Microsoft’s list – such as using web technology to limit business transportation costs or cross-training employees to increase efficacy – are all part of the triple-bottom-line sustainability strategy that Green Plus encourages.

Elizabeth Liedel is a joint degree candidate at Duke University, pursuing an MBA at the Fuqua School of Business and a Master of Environmental Management at the Nicholas School for the Environment. She is on the Executive Committee of the Duke Microfinance Leadership Initiative and is active in...
Read More About
This entry was posted in Green Plus News and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Fatal error: Uncaught Exception: 12: REST API is deprecated for versions v2.1 and higher (12) thrown in /homepages/2/d283115547/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/seo-facebook-comments/facebook/base_facebook.php on line 1273