Friday, October 28, 2016

Smart Steps to Sustainability 2.0

From Smart Steps Greening Guide:

As a small business, there are many opportunities to partner or benefit from EPA sustainability programs, tools and research. Whether your business is in need of reducing its energy, water and resource use or needs to better understand what green products are available for purchase, EPA can provide your small business with assistance in reaching your sustainability goals. Consider joining into a voluntary partnership with EPA.

ENERGY STAR’s Small Business Network, which lists more than 12,000 small businesses, throughout the country, who have committed to improving their energy efficiency with ENERGY STAR. These leaders recognize that saving energy is not only good for the environment, it’s good for their bottom line. The small businesses that have joined this network are varied in size and in industry. Everything from an auto collision repair shop in Dover, Tennessee to a home improvement firm in Oxford, Massachusetts are proud to carry the ENERGY STAR promotional mark to show their customers and clients that they are committed to saving energy. EnergyStar Workbook for Small Business has excellent guidance for a variety of small business types.
Want to green your business but need financial assistance to help get you there? There are federal and state grant and loan programs that might be just the right “green incentive” to get you on your path towards sustainability. Here are a few listings to help you find the right program for you.

SBA ‘s Listing of Environmental Grants and Loans provides small businesses find financial resources to pay for energy efficient upgrades, for innovative environmental products and technologies and to support environmentally friendly business.

Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency provides source information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency throughout the United States.

Also see other sustainable plans in Business.

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