Month: May 2013
Being Green has a number of meanings. Green as in the environment, Green as in saving money and Green as being a responsible steward of resources are just some of the ways Green is viewed. For the purposes of this discussion, Green will encompass all three elements.
Question 1- How do you approach the environment in your business practices? What values do you instill in your employees & co-workers? Is this an important element of your business? If you would utilize new business practices would you be open to change or more reluctant?
Question 2- As a business manager do you have a process to review and evaluate new ways to save dollars in your budget? Is saving bottom line money a key driver for your business? In today’s environment, saving bottom line dollars can mean the difference in turning a profit, keeping or expanding the workforce or layoffs and downsizing the business. For most of us, we have either been through these changes and perhaps even been the led in implementing cost savings but not enough to save our position. Business today is facing substantial pressure to bring quality products to market while holding the line on costs. It’s a never ending battle as the cost of energy, transportation and a myriad of new challenges add to the bottom line.
Question 3 – All companies use resources. Paper, electric, lighting, computers and the list goes on. How efficient are you? Do you recycle? Have you implemented cost savings into your business practice?
Ok, I know I’ve posed a great number of questions and you’re probably asking yourself, Why? Answer – To get you to think! Being bottom line conscious is not a bad thing. Your CFO is probably applauding the fact that you are or are becoming a better steward of resources in your planning, implementation and execution of your role as a manager or employee. Most of us have undergone Lean Training, Six Sigma training, JIT management along with a host of other programs. These programs are designed to help create cost savings through a variety of applications. How well they’re implemented and utilized depends on how well each individual has “bought in”.
Some new elements to consider in planning and saving:
1- LED lighting – although the initial cost may seem high, technology is improving dramatically as new chips and processes are being upgraded. Manufacturing of the LED lights is state of the art. As the acceptance of the LED light becomes more widespread, manufacturing costs will begin to come down. Replacing an incandescent bulb with an LED can reduce the required electric usage by up to 80%. Imagine replacing the florescent tubes in your office with LED tubes. Savings are substantial and LED bulbs last 50,000 hours and longer. In most business settings, that’s 25-35 years of use without having to replace bulbs. Most LED’s are rated at 35,000 hours and more. They are now available for almost every application in the office, home or factory.
2 – FORCE ES – Force ES is a new patented energy saving device helping to reduce overall electrical costs. It’s not a capacitor, inverter or condenser. It uses a natural mineral element which provides a steady flow of electrons into to the electrical system. Why does it work and why didn’t someone else think of it is outside my range of knowledge. We design the unit to fit the requirements which is a good thing. One size doesn’t fit all and allows for a targeted application.
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