Green Tips for Business Owners This Summer

May 28, 2014
It’s challenging to conserve energy in the heat of the summer, but every effort helps the community as well as the bottom line of business owners operating on a budget. From replacing plastic bags with reusable wholesale tote bags to getting more from you air conditioning system- here are tips on going green this summer. Spending Less for Cooling and Lighting Business owners who have ceiling fans installed can gain an extra 4 degrees of coolness, which allows you to keep the air conditioner temperature down. Likewise, upgrading to a new system can save you as much as 10 percent in energy costs over the course of the summer. The case for fluorescent light bulbs is overwhelming. Energy Star bulbs may save you $50 over the life of a bulb when compared to the energy drain of incandescent bulbs. Even worse is the amount of heat incandescent bulbs let out. Fluorescent bulbs save money on both heating and lighting. Wasting Less Many businesses have gone paperless and begun striving for zero waste in the office. It may sound impossible, but it starts with rethinking purchases. To make sure your customers can join the effort, custom wholesale tote bags, are a perfect way to initiate the green movement on behalf of your company. In terms of your business budget, you’ll save money on paper and ink fees as soon as you go paperless. Wasting less and composting in the office will allow you to buy fewer trash bags. Further,  businesses who want to flash green credentials in the community may not be able to move into a LEED building or get an all-electric vehicle fleet, but can start making many small yet effective improvements that save money and energy. The first step should be to join the campaign of banning plastic bags and replace them with reusable shopping bags. Start with ordering custom wholesale tote bags so your customers can do their part, then revamp the way you handle daily operations to make this summer the greenest one yet. For more information or for a quote please visit or contact us at 800.255.0885 with any questions.