3 Ways Sustainability Can Transform Your Business


3 Ways Sustainability Can Transform Your Business

The term sustainability was not so long ago just seen by businesses as useful for reducing energy and waste disposal costs or supporting some worthy community causes but hardly central to a company’s core business.

That view is changing, increasingly so as companies from all sectors are having to confront and adapt to a range of disruptive forces including globalisation, increased urbanisation, intense competition for raw materials and natural resources and a revolution in technology that is challenging the business models of many sectors while forcing all companies to be more accountable to, and transparent with their energy usages.

As a result, sustainability is moving from the corporate side-lines into the mainstream and we looked at three ways in which sustainability can transform your business.

REDUCE COSTS

One of the key incentives of moving to make your business sustainable is you can save money. For example, Clapham Junction railway station in London recently reduced its lighting energy usage by 40%, saving them over £7m annually.

However, more effectively installing renewable energy systems such as Solar PV or Solar Thermal can help cut heating and electricity costs and can even make you money if you feed it back to the grid!

INVEST IN ENERGY STORAGE

Energy storage has the ability to help transform a business’s energy spend by generating savings from changing what they consume from the grid to avoid the high costs associated with peak time.

The systems can generate revenue from helping to balance the grid, provide instantaneous backup energy for critical processes to improve power quality and protect against power cuts, and remove these impacts on business processes. Also for businesses who already have on-site generation, it will allow you to utilise more of your own generation and use less energy from the grid.

INSTALL BUSINESS EV CHARGING POINT

One of the most attractive elements of this tech is that charging your vehicle is as easy as charging your smartphone. Using the cord that comes with the car, you simply plug it into your EV charging unit, come back several hours later, unplug your car and drive off.

Having this available for your business means employees don’t have to worry about where they are going to charge their vehicles and means you as a business can fully utilise your renewable energy systems!

WHY BUSINESSES SHOULD BECOME MORE SUSTAINABLE

These may seem like small steps, but these changes can go a long way in helping the planet to become 100% sustainable. They are simple to implement and can make a big impression on customers too. Maintaining momentum to provide the so-called ‘greener future’ can have far-reaching consequences, so it’s pivotal for businesses to promote a positive and sustainable future

The term sustainability was not so long ago just seen by businesses as useful for reducing energy and waste disposal costs or supporting some worthy community causes but hardly central to a company’s core business.

That view is changing, increasingly so as companies from all sectors are having to confront and adapt to a range of disruptive forces including globalisation, increased urbanisation, intense competition for raw materials and natural resources and a revolution in technology that is challenging the business models of many sectors while forcing all companies to be more accountable to, and transparent with their energy usages.

As a result, sustainability is moving from the corporate side-lines into the mainstream and we looked at three ways in which sustainability can transform your business.

REDUCE COSTS

One of the key incentives of moving to make your business sustainable is you can save money. For example, Clapham Junction railway station in London recently reduced its lighting energy usage by 40%, saving them over £7m annually.

However, more effectively installing renewable energy systems such as Solar PV or Solar Thermal can help cut heating and electricity costs and can even make you money if you feed it back to the grid!

INVEST IN ENERGY STORAGE

Energy storage has the ability to help transform a business’s energy spend by generating savings from changing what they consume from the grid to avoid the high costs associated with peak time.

The systems can generate revenue from helping to balance the grid, provide instantaneous backup energy for critical processes to improve power quality and protect against power cuts, and remove these impacts on business processes. Also for businesses who already have on-site generation, it will allow you to utilise more of your own generation and use less energy from the grid.

INSTALL BUSINESS EV CHARGING POINT

One of the most attractive elements of this tech is that charging your vehicle is as easy as charging your smartphone. Using the cord that comes with the car, you simply plug it into your EV charging unit, come back several hours later, unplug your car and drive off.

Having this available for your business means employees don’t have to worry about where they are going to charge their vehicles and means you as a business can fully utilise your renewable energy systems!

WHY BUSINESSES SHOULD BECOME MORE SUSTAINABLE

These may seem like small steps, but these changes can go a long way in helping the planet to become 100% sustainable. They are simple to implement and can make a big impression on customers too. Maintaining momentum to provide the so-called ‘greener future’ can have far-reaching consequences, so it’s pivotal for businesses to promote a positive and sustainable future

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