Climate Change: What You Can Do to Make a Difference
Climate change is an impending threat to society that we cannot ignore. According to a UN report, the planet will be warmer by at least 4 to 5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, resulting in more catastrophic natural disasters, increased droughts, and rising sea levels that are expected to wreak havoc on the world. . NASA states scientific evidence for warming of the climate system is unequivocal. Governments and local bodies worldwide, including the United States, are starting to take measures to combat global warming by providing incentives.
Here are a few ways your business can make a difference.
Conserving Energy & Reducing Consumption
The industrial sector is responsible for 32% of energy consumption in the United States, with the commercial, transportation, and residential sectors not far behind. Industry and are largely responsible for consuming the majority of available energy sources and generate the most waste.
One effective practice that businesses can adopt to reduce their energy consumption is by implementing controls like occupancy sensors and metering systems to have a better understanding of where they are using their energy so they can identify how to make improvements. These systems will usually pay for themselves through savings in a few years and can reduce the carbon footprint of the business..
Shift to Renewable Energy
Of course, eliminating all energy sources isn’t easy or even possible. Another sustainable practice corporations should adopt is shifting to renewable energy sources like solar, wind, and geothermal instead of using non-renewable fossil fuels.
By avoiding fossil fuels, corporations and industries can significantly reduce their climate footprint while supporting the transition of the grid to clean renewable energy. Using solar energy, for instance, helps generate electricity and heat without producing carbon emissions. so companies can help keep the environment cleaner and greener. One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is by subscribing to a community solar project; diversifying your energy supply to include renewable energy systems often does not require to be installed at the location of the business and is cheaper than alternative options.
Reduce Waste by Adopting Waste Management Strategies
Yet another way for industries and corporations to reduce their climate footprint and adopt more sustainable practices is by reducing of wasted resources as well as the amount of generated waste by the business. This can include industrial waste as well as the waste produced by their other suppliers of components.
Waste management may take various forms. For example, anaerobic digesters can help with farm waste management and protect natural water bodies. Similarly, eco-friendly practices such as recycling, repurposing, and composting can help reduce and manage waste when implemented on a large scale level. Collaborating with companies that provide sustainable solutions is imperative in fighting climate change.
How Larsen Engineers Can Help
Larsen Engineers is based in Rochester, NY and is a multi-disciplinary firm that helps businesses, corporations, and industries incorporate sustainable practices. Our Energy Conservation projects include the installation of green roofs, solar panels, and energy-efficient lighting. We also provide consulting on renewable energy systems such as solar and biogas as well as solid waste management services.
Get in touch with Larsen Engineers for more information about our sustainable solutions that can help you save money and prevent climate change by calling (585)-272-7310 and visit larsenengineers.com for more information.