3 Business Reasons Why Your Building Should Be Sustainable

Sustainable Building

There are many reasons to support and implement a sustainable building maintenance program. The most evident are the benefits reaped by Mother Earth, such as reduced waste, less air pollution and conservation of natural resources. However, over time, companies begin to realize the sometimes hidden business benefits of sustainable practices.

1. Less Waste, More Profits

Waste is the result of the inefficient use of resources used to run a building, often in the form of energy, water or raw materials. There are many opportunities for a business to reduce consumption. It could be as large as installing new, energy-efficient lighting fixtures in the entire building, or as small as simply turning off a computer when not in use. Today, there are many programs and technologies that can be used to save and track the use of resources. The initial intent may be sustainability, but at the end of the day, reducing the use of resources is a great way to lead to an increase in profits. Practice sustainable building efforts now, and realize greater profits tomorrow and beyond.

2. Improved Working Environment, Greater Productivity

Sustainability is no longer just about the environment. It is important to practice green standards to improve the quality of your working environment for the health and well-being of your employees. Studies have shown a connection between green cleaning and greater productivity in the workplace. Traditional cleaners have toxic fumes that can cause headaches and asthma, but these aren’t a problem in green cleaners. Reduced exposure to these fumes and other chemicals leads to reduced absenteeism and improved quality of work. Sustainable practices can create a healthier environment for workers, resulting in increased productivity.

3. Enhanced Business Image, Better Customer Relationships

Following green practices showcases your company in a better light to both potential customers and future employees. Consumer demand for green products and the expectation that businesses follow green practices is growing with each generation.

Generation Y is the fastest growing segment of the workforce. As a generation who grew up during the “going green” movement, sustainable practices are important for businesses to appease the Gen Y’s they currently do business with, and to attract future Gen Y’s for employment. Not only are sustainable practices great for image to attract and retain customers and employees, but, environmental stewardship is just plain good business practice.

Establish a Sustainable Program at Your Building

We care about helping your company reach its sustainable goals. There are many ways, such as these, to make your building sustainable. We will design a customized program to help you get started. Contact your HP Sales Representative today to get started.

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Courtney Petesch

Courtney Petesch is the Marketing Specialist for HP Products, a distributor of 50,000 facility maintenance products throughout the Midwest. Courtney has over 5 years of experience managing e-commerce product content and merchandising, overseeing social media initiatives, executing email marketing campaigns and evaluating analytics.