Spring is synonymous with greenery. Lawns turn from brown to green, trees start to grow leaves, and everything’s in bloom. With all of the beauty of the environment around you, thinking of going green at your business is a natural progression. So, whether you’re looking to lower your carbon footprint or your monthly power bills, here are some ideas to go green at your business this spring.

1. Implement a Hybrid Work Schedule

While COVID forced many workers out of the office and into the home office, the return to the office is inevitable at some point. The only problem is that workers got a taste of the freedom and work-life balance associated with remote work.

However, even if you want your team to return to the office, you can balance their desire to work from home with your business needs by using a hybrid work schedule. Hybrid allows them to work a certain number of hours at home and a certain number at the office. With this balance, you get happier employees and lower overhead and energy costs as a result, effectively greening up your business.

2. Reduce Waste

The average American produces about 4.5 pounds worth of waste each year. However, you can limit the impact of waste by putting together a few initiatives in the office.

Offer your employees some swag in the form of mugs and water bottles to reduce the use of paper and plastic. Start a composting bucket in the lunchroom. Or even replace the hand towels in the bathroom with a hand dryer. The ideas are almost endless, but all of them result in your business going green.

3. Supplement Your Current Energy Sources

While you need electricity and power for your business to operate efficiently, you don’t have to rely on the power grid alone. Adding solar panels, geothermal power sources, or even a wind turbine can give you the extra juice you need to run your business without running up your electric bill. Plus, the federal government and even some state and local governments will provide you with a tax break for your efforts.

4. Hire a Green Energy Consultant

Last but certainly not least is hiring a green energy consultant, especially if you’ve never gone green in the past. Our team at 3 Phases Renewables is experienced, seasoned, and has helped hundreds of companies go green.  We will help you through every stage of the planning process, as well as provide suggestions and tips to improve your green initiatives and lower your bills.  We want to ensure you get the credit you deserve when you go green with your business.

With our team on your side, you will get the most out of your investment and can make informed decisions about what updates and upgrades to add to your green program.

Making the Leap to Green Energy

While spring is the ideal time for cleaning or improving your business, don’t let green energy go by the wayside. With just a small investment of time and money, you can make the world or your business that much better. It’s one of the rare options that’s a win-win in almost every scenario.  Let’s Go Green!