Have you ever measured your personal carbon footprint? If your answer is “no”, you can use the calculator on the GGP website or the website myfootprint.org has a free carbon footprint calculator you may want to check out. My results you ask? If everyone on the planet lived my lifestyle we would actually need 4.34 earths, or I have 8.17 metric tons of Carbon that I need to offset. Did you fare any better/worse?
After rating my carbon footprint today I realized some simple steps I can take in my home to reduce not only my carbon footprint but my monthly bills as well. The personal carbon footprint calculator reminded me of how important it is for large buildings to perform similar tests, energy audits, and make changes based on the results in order to:
• run more efficiently
• be more sustainable
• and save money
Recently the GGP Energy team came across an article online, “Practical sustainability: making energy management a priority” , addressing Enterprise Energy Management (EEM) and the effect it can have on a building’s efficiency. The booming EEM industry provides the technology to essentially:
• Determine where and how energy is being used
• Identify areas of waste
• and Make corrections to save on energy consumption and cost
Improving your company’s image through a conscious effort to have a more sustainable building, while experiencing personal savings can’t be a bad thing, right?
One USA TODAY article foresees mandated energy consumption reports for all commercial buildings in the U.S. that could significantly change property values, by providing more information to customers. Meaning, a less efficient building might see a decrease in property value. Do you think a more informed consumer group can persuade owners to take on the responsibility of addressing their building’s energy efficiency with EEM technology?
The EEM technology usually serves multi unit facilities best and claims to have “the most positive impact on your bottom line”. The team at GGP Energy takes a similar approach to energy solutions with our EcoFlow line. We can essentially perform an energy audit for your facility, and after a (in most cases) free month trial installation of our product line, we can show you the energy and resource savings you will see.
At GGP we continuously take pride in the fact that we can provide “practical” and efficient solutions to combat energy consumption. Now, do you think I can get bonus points on my carbon footprint test if I mention that I’m an employee of GGP Energy?