Sustainable Businesses Increase Profitability!
Send your staff to jump start your own sustainability program and start saving money!
It doesn’t need to cost alot of money to get started. Efficiency starts in the office, or out in the field with fuel reductions, or wherever you use products, materials, and energy.
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Research from Harvard and others have repeatedly shown that businesses that engage in sustainable actions are more profitable. it makes sense. Becoming more efficient in your materials management, fuel and energy costs, as well as reducing water usage all contribute to a better profit picture. Additionally, customers and staff appreciate these actions. Best of all: It’s so easy to get started!
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESSES ARE MARKET LEADERS
Learn the tips from the pros :
How you can Jump Start a Sustainability Program with Minimal Resources
Every business is different. How can you prioritize whats really important for your business? Sustainability Consultant Jacqueline Drumheller will give you the information you need to get started.
How can you benefit by engaging with utilities and the City of Bend? City staff from the Climate Action Steering Committee will be discussing plans for businesses, individuals, and the entire community. Be among the first to learn your options and benefit.
No dedicated staff? Learn from Lisa Cox, about a free college program that provides human resources: business interns from a program teaching college students to be the next renewable energy, pollution, and efficiency experts.
Green Teams G5, a local business, will share their experience, along with Jackie Drumheller a Sustainability Consultant
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESSES BUILD COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
Representatives from utilities and vendors will discuss how to finance these projects and what grants may be available.
Want to attract more high income customers? Some businesses use EV charging for this. Also, if you own multifamily property, you also have opportunities to install EV charging. At the Conference, vendors and nonprofit experts can inform you.
Solar is now available for businesses through grants and tax credits. You can get paid to improve your property! This will improve your rentability if tenants pay utilities, or just lower your own costs.
Vendors and installers will discuss how to transition to zero net energy, or electric systems.make your refrigeration, heating and cooling more efficient. Incentives for this too!
Solar and storage integration will be discussed for home and business. Incentives!
Construction and building trades will have 5 specialized breakouts.
Exemplary projects funded through grants will be discussed.
If you’re not ready to move towards electric vehicles, options for use and delivery of cleaner alternative fuels that can be used in the standard internal combustion engine will be discussed.
You’ll learn other opportunities for increasing the efficiency of your buildings, as well as some of the easiest most cost effective opportunities for lowering energy costs, as well as incentives to help you pay for them.
Energy Trust of Oregon staff and trade allies will present and be available to answer questions about incentives.