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Going Green at Your Commercial Operation

January 20, 2021

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“Going green” is quickly becoming a mainstream concept. Companies across the country now find many ways to embrace sustainability, from the manufacturing process to the finished product. As a business owner, you can make sustainability a cornerstone of your methods and business practices.

When you take steps to ensure that your engineering, maintenance, and operations continuously seek ways to reduce your environmental footprint, everyone benefits. Your company saves money, your community enjoys a cleaner, less polluted environment. The world benefits as well. 

Why Go Green?

Going green saves money, which is why many business owners make the switch to environmentally sound practices. That said, there are many other reasons to implement environmentally-friendly practices, including:

  • Your business will attract customers who want to protect the environment. To ensure this happens, make it be known that your company uses sustainable practices. 
  • Sustainable models mean better business practices. Efficiency is important in all business models. If your business is not efficient, it may not have what it takes to last. 
  • Going green makes your business forward-thinking, which can attract and retain talent. The best workers want to be employed by businesses that are on the cutting edge. Going green will help your business attract and retain those employees. 

What Can You Do to Shrink Your Carbon Footprint?

There are many things your company can do to shrink your overall carbon footprint. 

  • Change to energy-efficient lightbulbs. LED lightbulbs use only 20% to 25% of the energy used by standard incandescent lightbulbs. They also last 15 to 25 times longer! That saves on materials AND saves your business money. 
  • Do business with vendors who prioritize the environment. No business is an island. You depend on other businesses for materials and services. Buying your supplies and other materials from a green vendor can help protect the environment while also supporting businesses that implement sustainable practices. 
  • Bring the natural light in. The more windows and skylights in your commercial building, the less your business will rely upon artificial lighting throughout the day. 
  • Recycle, reduce, reuse. How much waste your business produces is influenced by your business practices. Prioritizing recycling, reducing waste, and reusing tools and materials can help your business become more sustainable overall. 

How Can Skylights from VTECH Help Improve Your Sustainability?

VTECH Skylights are made to help your business reach your energy efficiency goals. They’re made from Cardinal LoE-366 glass, which is compliant in every ENERGY STAR zone when used in a double-pane window. In other words, our skylights are made from glass that is incredibly energy efficient, no matter where your business is located.

LoE-366 glass blocks UV rays while allowing visible light to pass through. In summer, VTECH skylights prevent your commercial building from heating up with rays from the sun. In winter, VTECH skylights help lock in the heat so that your business stays warmer without a lot of extra effort from your HVAC system. 

This is good for your business – and your business sustainability – in a variety of ways. VTECH skylights allow natural light into your building, which can cut back your need for electric lighting during the day. At the same time, VTECH skylights are more energy-efficient than standard skylights. They’re insulated and help keep your business just as comfortable as it would be if you had no skylights at all.

This reduces the burden on your business’s HVAC system, which can lengthen the service life of appliances like your building air conditioners. This helps keep HVAC waste out of landfills. Relatedly, VTECH skylights are themselves built to last. They last years longer than many standard types of skylights, which again, keeps waste out of landfills and keeps money in your business’s coffers – all at the same time. 

Contact VTECH for New Skylights

VTECH Skylights are made for energy efficiency and sustainability. If your business prioritizes “going green” as they say, then VTECH skylights can help reduce how much energy your business uses. Compared to other, less efficient skylights, installing VTECH skylights can also help prolong the life of your HVAC system, and can ultimately save your business a lot of money. To get started with VTECH skylight installation, contact us today

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