Sustainability is big business. Forbes has been keeping track of the world’s most sustainable companies for the past 15 years. A growing number of companies are taking steps towards sustainability – or going green – but what does that mean?
The United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development defines it as the ability to meet the needs of the planet without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Ecological conditions and social systems differ around the world, so there’s no unified approach that’ll work for all, but here’s why we have to keep trying.
You’ll Save Money
Optimizing your company’s operational processes will save resources and help to protect the environment in the process. Many of the things we do at home to go green can be mirrored at work. Upgrading to more energy efficient lighting, for example, can cut a company’s energy consumption by up to 50 percent. The US Department of energy says that the adoption of LED lighting could save up to 261 terawatt-hours of energy usage by 2030. That’s more than $26 billion in savings at today’s energy prices and equivalent to the total energy consumed by nearly 24 million U.S. homes today.
You’ll Improve Your Brand Image
Showing you care about your bottom line by becoming more energy efficient – or going green – is something that your customers care about. Multiple national marketing studies agree that up to 60 percent of the public considers a company’s environmental impact before buying their product or service.
You don’t have to be a huge enterprise company to make a difference to your customers, but you do have to make sure to tell them how you’re working towards sustainability. It’s why we want to make sure you’re aware that we use only recycled steel, and we proudly support the Go Green Initiative.
How We Go Green
There’s a responsible way to build and help conserve our planet’s resources. Besides, our use of recycled steel, here’s how we’ve integrated environmentally responsible responses into the creation of our strong and flexible building design.
- Metal and steel structures require little maintenance, which means you’ll use less toxic substances like exterior paint.
- Our truss construction creates opportunities to use environmentally friendly interior insulation solutions like straw bale.
- The strength of our trusses allow for extra weight on the roof, so you can add solar panels, and our steel roofing material has an Energy Star Certification rating.
The Cost-Effective Way to Go Green
Our commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency means that you’re on your way to going green because we already are. Check our our current building specials.