Some of the main contributors to our carbon footprint include food consumption, transportation and burning fossil fuels for electricity and energy. Our carbon footprint has a plethora of negative impacts on the environment. Carbon footprint is the main cause of human-induced climate change and contributes to urban air pollution.
There are many steps businesses can take to tackle climate change issues and reduce their carbon footprint, including conserving energy, recycling and switching to energy efficient appliances.
If COVID-19 taught us anything, it’s that online meetings and calls are extremely effective and convenient. Platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams proved to be essential tools for remote work and communication during the pandemic. These platforms are still useful for remote work, virtual meetings and connecting with different people around the world. Businesses that have continued to utilise these platforms have reduced their carbon footprint by reducing the need for people to travel to work meetings, resulting in a decrease in carbon emissions from transportation. Therefore, to reduce your company’s carbon footprint, this is one option to consider.
There are also many day-to-day changes that people can make to reduce their carbon footprint. For example, turning off computers when they are not in use, using public transport to travel to work, or even as simple as deleting old or spam emails. Deleting emails reduces carbon footprint as it reduces the energy consumption and carbon emissions associated with data storage and transmission. By deleting unnecessary emails, you can reduce the amount of energy required to store and transmit data, which can reduce the emissions related to this data storage.
At EES Group, as we work towards net zero goals, we offer and provide energy efficient technologies to our clients. Led lighting is a great switch your business can make as this change will decrease greenhouse gas emissions and these bulbs will have a much longer lifespan compared to incandescent bulbs. By installing this form of lighting, you can make instantaneous savings and can even implement motion sensors in rooms which aren’t always occupied, to save even more.
Solar is another technology that we offer. Utilising this technology will result in your business being less grid dependent, as solar will instead harness the power from the sun. Employing solar energy can aid businesses with their decarbonisation strategy as it will result in a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, solar energy can save businesses long-term energy costs, which can be reinvesting into further decarbonisation efforts.
Electric vehicles are an innovative solution to reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency. By turning your fleet electric, your business can reduce overall carbon upstream and downstream. At EESG, we offer a range of EV charging solutions that we can tailor to your staff’s needs, to provide the best solution possible.
We know climate change is happening, help to protect the environment and reduce your emissions now.