It has often been perceived that eco friendly house cleaning products are more expensive than regular products and in these difficult financial times it is not practical to buy them. That might have been true in the past but not anymore. By shopping around and studying prices you will notice that these products are now very competitive with normal cleaning products and detergents and that the higher price is no longer a reason not to use them. With so many different products on the shelves it is difficult to know which ones are in fact eco friendly and which ones are not. The labeling does not make it easy also in that many scientific terms and explanations offered are not known by most consumers.
Green living is catching on, and so is the federal government. Tax deductions available on green living expenses have made it more and more possible for people to choose this way of life without being priced out of its options. You can now make green living decisions knowing that some of the costs to do so will be offset by government tax deductions and credits.
Today’s utility bill tracking software can deliver excellent results for energy managers who want to gain a comprehensive understanding of utility usage and costs in their facilities. All of the major commercially available utility bill tracking software programs are good at what they do, however, they are distinctly different in functionality and capacity.
There is growing evidence that corporate sustainability is creating a significant competitive advantage and higher profits for organizations embracing the idea that doing the right thing for the environment and society makes good business sense. Stakeholders, including customers, investors, financial institutions, employees, communities, NGOs, regulators and the media all have growing expectations for companies to address the broader impacts of their businesses on the environment and community. Here are just five of the many reasons why an effective corporate sustainability strategy should be part of every organization’s drive to deliver higher value to all stakeholders.
Every year, the typical energy manager will generate, or receive from management, a fixed energy budget. Throughout the rest of the year, he will be held to this static standard. He may also be asked to save 5% from prior year’s energy usage, or may simply be provided with less money than the prior year. This method is simple for management to understand. Either the energy manager is meeting savings targets or he is not. Unfortunately, this method does not produce a realistic picture of how much energy the energy manager is saving.