Defining Sustainable Business in 2021

In today’s world, more and more businesses are putting an emphasis on being environmentally friendly, or “green.” This is a major paradigm shift from the early days of big business, where profits and efficiency were the first and only concern. Here in 2021, being environmentally friendly is almost a necessity for a business to be truly successful, and sustainability is a goal for even smaller businesses. How is sustainability measured in practice, and what can the world expect from businesses as the year goes on?

 

What exactly is sustainability?

 

Sustainability involves how a business uses energy and resources, from paper to water. In order for a facility to be truly sustainable, it must generate at least as much energy as it consumes. While this is a lofty goal, the pursuit of sustainability leads many facilities to approach perfection and minimize the amount of energy that they consume. Because energy consumption is heavily tied to pollution, sustainability is considered a major step towards a company being truly green. 

 

What are the trends for the rest of 2021?

 

Many large companies have striven to create sustainable facilities over the past few years, and this is expected to continue in 2021. The primary avenue for companies to achieve this is to limit the amount of energy they consume by either installing products that are engineered to use less electricity or equipment that generates electricity, such as solar panels. Depending on your facility’s location, either of these are excellent routes to pursue and would be a big boon to the environment.

 

Whether you decide to install green equipment or generate energy of your own, we at MaintenX can assist. We’ve helped many facilities across the country in their pursuit of sustainability and can offer both advice and expert services to help install new equipment, modify existing ones, and maintain both for a long time to come. To learn more about our facility maintenance services, please call us any time at (855) 751-0075.

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