Businesses making energy-efficiency changes 'will save money'
Businesses that choose to implement energy-efficiency measures have a greater chance of saving money than rivals who choose not to, a green advice expert has claimed.
While there may be an initial outlay involved, companies deciding to implement green policies throughout their business plan are more likely to see significant cash savings than those who make piecemeal changes, according to Envirowise programme director, Dr Martin Gibson.
In particular he highlighted the growing recognition among businesses of the impact their transport choices have on both the environment and their budget, citing the IT sector as an area where green energy issues are becoming especially relevant.
"With an overarching strategy - and employees appointed as champions to deliver on the strategy and all the workforce aware of it - then any goal is achievable," Dr Gibson stated.
"And yes, transport efficiency is going to be increasingly important for businesses, and the IT and computing worlds are waking up to their environmental impacts."
According to the Carbon Trust, businesses could benefit from savings equivalent to a five per cent sales increase if they were to reduce their energy usage by 20 per cent.
Article Date: 21 December 2007
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