Is Your Business an Energy Star?

As a green business, you are probably aware of how Energy Star appliances can help you with your production and environment while helping you cut costs and be a responsible member of the world community. What you may not know is that your business itself can earn the Energy Star. That’s right; The rating is not just for the appliances you use to build. It’s not easy rating to achieve but nothing worth doing is easy. You work hard to make your business the best it can be in other areas; Making your Texas business the best it can be energy wise just makes sense.

Energy Star uses the EPA’s rating system based on how your company stands up to other similar businesses throughout the country. To qualify for the rating a business must make the best use of sustainable energy and conservation resources. The company needs to be in the top 25% of the EPA’s Performance Rating System.

It does not cost anything to apply for an Energy Star rating, but the value received can be without measure. Having this rating gives your Texas business top billing in the ecologically minded communities and will help you build customer satisfaction and draw more loyal clients to your doors. The areas surrounding major metropolitan cities in Texas such as Houston, Dallas, Austin and DFW are growing in their desire to make the best use of sustainable energies. You can prove your participation in a way that has national resonance by achieving Energy Star status.

Getting your company ready to participate in the program can be complicated if your structures are already in place, but not impossible. Replacing old fixtures with conservation models, replacing heating and cooling systems with more efficient systems that use sustainable energy like solar or thermal power. Finally, and maybe more difficult, are the methods with which waste matter is distributed depending on your type of industry. Compliance with all Federal levels of toxic release will greatly influence your Energy Star rating.

It is much easier to incorporate green building methods with new construction. However, showing that you can create a green atmosphere from old buildings and methods will put you in a great position for positive media and community recognition. That recognition translates into excellent PR and development of consumer loyalty.

Along the community recognition and customer loyalty, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you are working toward making the environment safer for yourself, your children, and all of the people around you. Energy Star works hard to promote the companies that meet their requirements for this rating as well. You will gain media attention and have the honor of being a partner to give your company a fantastic boost in the eyes of consumers everywhere. Having the most recognized symbol of efficiency behind your company is priceless.

Source by Rick L. Walker

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