Businesses Can Reduce Their Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Business owners can make climate smart choices and achieve cost savings. Here are some actions:
Energy audit. Undertaking an energy audit is usually the first step because that will help understand and prioritize the most effective actions to take. The audit must be followed by one or more of the following actions:
Energy retrofit. Undertake an energy retrofit which can include: air-sealing and insulation; installing ground-source (geothermal) or air-source heat pump for heating and cooling; switching to LED lighting: interior, exterior or municipal street lighting
Install a renewable energy system to generate your own power. Wind or small, low-impact hydroelectric would also qualify.
Purchase 100% renewable energy, if available, from a local source.