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Heads up, Chattanooga business owners: Our friends at green|spaces have now launched a new, voluntary program for businesses committed to becoming more eco-conscious. Called “green|light”, it asks businesses to complete a series of tasks designed to help conserve natural resources, improve indoor working environments, and encourage environmentally friendly behavior. These include things such as switching from desktop to laptop computers (possible electrical savings of 75 percent), switching to CFL or LED lighting, and starting employee bike-to-work days and carpooling.
While green|spaces acknowledges that there will be an initial financial and time commitment, “green|light companies can expect to see a steady return on investment due to reduced utilities and increased customer and employee satisfaction,” they say. The public will also be encouraged to patronize businesses that are part of green|light—a nifty way of acquiring a new customer base.
“In the U.S., commercial buildings are responsible for 20 percent of total water usage, 30 percent of total energy consumption, and 40 percent of municipal solid waste. Each employee in a typical office generates 1.5 pounds of waste per day,” the green|light materials point out. You and your business can help change that.
For more information, visit greenlightchattanooga.com