Renewable energy comes from a variety of accessible sources, including wind, sun and water. If you incorporate a source of renewable energy into your building design, not only will you benefit the environment, but you will also increase your profit margin due to the money you will save on electricity and heating and cooling expenses. Integrating renewable energy sources into your business practices is a good idea for multiple reasons.
- Low cost. The price to install renewable energy sources is declining each year, making green energy a great idea for any business.
- Low maintenance. Once your source of green energy is installed, maintaining the system is easy and affordable, which helps your bottom line.
- No fuel costs. Prices of fossil fuels are increasing rapidly, which causes associated fuel bills to increase as well. Renewable energy sources use wind, sun, etc. to generate power, so there are no fuel costs to reduce your profits.
- Ease in bookkeeping. With fossil fuels, there is a large amount of fluctuation in price, making it difficult to estimate your monthly heating/cooling and electricity expenses. Renewable energy doesn’t cost anything after installation, keeping your utility costs consistent each month.
- Good for the environment. Renewable energy sources, such as solar energy, don’t pollute the air, the water or the ground. For each renewable energy source installed, less gas, coal and oil are used.
- Doesn’t harm life. Nuclear radiation, oil spills and numerous other disasters occur with other types of energy production, and these disasters can damage or even kill humans, animals and plants. Renewable energy is not dangerous for living organisms.
- Many sources of renewable energy, such as solar energy, are unlimited. Even on cloudy days, a battery or generator that has been used to store solar energy will keep your business running.
- No outages. Unlike being connected to a power grid, where various power outages can occur and disrupt your business, a renewable energy source can be set up so that your business is completely independent and not in danger of losing power.
- Small sizes. You can install solar panels, wind turbines and other sources of renewable energy on a small scale to power your business. Traditional power plants take up vast amounts of space.
- Installs quickly. Whether you are still in the designing phases of getting your business started or your business has been established for years, installing a source of renewable energy to power your business takes only a few days.
- Doesn’t contribute to global warming. Renewable sources of energy do not produce carbon dioxide and other gases that enter the atmosphere and trap in heat from the sun, raising the temperature and affecting climate and ecosystems.
- Shows that you care. Using a source of renewable energy demonstrates that you care about the environment and the carbon footprint that your company is leaving. Many customers will appreciate that fact and return for repeat business in addition to spreading positive word of mouth.
- Using a source of renewable energy for your business will better your reputation, as the community cannot make claims that you are causing pollution or contributing to global warming.
The Bottom Line
Whether you are remodeling your building to make good use of renewable energy for your business, or you are incorporating green energy sources into your company’s daily practices, renewable energy is cost effective and eco-friendly. It’s better for the enivronment, and it’s better for your business.