4 Ways to Prioritize Energy Efficiency Without Interrupting Your Operations
By Dave Llorens CEO, EverWatt Lights | December 01, 2019
Over the past few decades, the environmental movement in the U.S. has gained more momentum and impacted more facets of everyday life. Spurred on by the interconnectivity of the internet and social media, consumers are demanding that their favorite companies echo their own social and environmental values.
To prioritize the energy efficiency that consumers demand, companies will need to make some major changes. While overhauling your organization to be more environmentally friendly sounds daunting, these changes don't need to interrupt daily operations or break the bank.
Greater Incentives to Go Green
Back in 2007, I was jumping through the necessary hoops to get the city of San Francisco to designate my old solar company as a "San Francisco Green Business. " It wasn't easy, and it required a hefty upfront investment - but it was a milestone for the company that later created significant financial benefits. In particular, the business no longer had to pay a local payroll tax in addition to our Federal payroll tax.
There are many rebates and incentives available that make sustainability a viable priority for hotels. DSIRE, a website operated by N.C. State University and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, offers a comprehensive list of available rebates and incentives for products and programs focused on energy efficiency. This database allows business leaders to research all available options quickly.
Because hotels use significant resources such as water and consumable goods, they have an opportunity to make a significant impact on the environment. Far from sacrificing the guest experience for the sake of sustainability, the right initiatives can enhance it.