When it comes to reducing energy usage, companies intend to do much more than encourage staffers to turn off the lights or shut down their computers for the weekend. Here’s what they have planned — and why.
No surprise, here: 70% of firms cited conserving cash as the top reason they plan to step up their energy management goals, according to the “reSources 2011” study by Deloitte.
However, 53% of the companies said they’re at least partially motivated because conservation is “the right thing to do.”
The study found that employers plan the following energy-saving measures:
- Setting specific goals regarding electricity and energy-management practices (90%)
- Having goals aimed at improving profitability through electricity reduction (56%), and
- Having goals to self-generate electricity through measures like solar panels (33%).