12 Simple Ideas To Cut Your Organization's Carbon Footprint In Half Using Small Steps

  • Jul 29, 2011

12 steps to double your companies' energy efficiency

Pain-Free Ways to Cut Your Companies’ Energy Consumption

Austin, Texas: The automotive industry is being required to double their fuel economy standards to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 in an effort to reduce global warming and cut oil consumption.

That’s right–double what today’s standards are in 14 years.

Or, if you want to break it down, that’s about 7% more efficient per year over that time frame.

Breaking a long-term goal into smaller targets actually is a much more reasonable way to meet your goals.

7% per year.

Can your organization reduce its fuel consumption and carbon footprint by 7% per year?

Here are twelve simple ideas to cut your fuel consumption and becoming a greener organization.

  1. Thermostat adjustments.
  2. More efficient lighting.
  3. Newer HVAC equipment.
  4. Solar panels.
  5. Local buying.
  6. Bicycle parking spots.
  7. Double-sided printing mandates.
  8. Re-Think business travel.
  9. Use a green energy provider.
  10. Increase tele-conferencing.
  11. Enforce sleep-mode computer settings.
  12. Unplug all chargers at night.

7% per year.

Any organization can do it.

What steps will you be taking to cut your energy usage by 7% each year?

I’d love to hear about your list.

Let’s make Every Day Earth Day!


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