office space in green buildingAs a business owner, you do what you can to continuously improve your business. In this day and age, that usually includes going green. If you own the building in which your business is located, there are many things you can do to go green and take advantage of the federal income tax credits and the 100% bonus depreciation on solar and geothermal HVAC systems. You can recover over 40% of your installation expense. Solar Smart Living can help you do so! Here are some environmental tips.

Tip #1: Recycle, Recycle, Recycle

Recycling is always a good idea, no matter where you are, but recycling in the workplace can be even more important because of all the paper that is consumed in the average office. Having a recycling bin and instating a few recycling policies can help make your office a more environmentally friendly place.

Tip #2: Have a Healthy Environment for Your Employees

Make sure you have a healthy environment for your employees. This can include ergonomic furniture, walkways that are accessible to people of all abilities, and comfortable lighting. Your employees’ happiness plays a significant part in retaining employees.

Tip #3: Choose a Sustainable Site

Going green doesn’t just involve what happens inside your business; you’ll want to think about where the building is located and how it is impacting the habitats around it. If you’re planning to have a new office built or are looking to purchase a new building, keep this in mind. How does the building interact with the surrounding ecosystem? Are there any systems in place to protect the surrounding habitats? These are the questions you’ll want to think about.

Tip #4:  Use Renewable Energy

Renewable energy plays a significant role in green buildings. Solar energy, which can be harnessed using solar panels, is a great source of renewable energy, especially in El Paso and Las Cruces where we usually see nothing but sunny days. Solar energy and geothermal HVAC can save you thousands of dollars per year in your building’s electricity expense.

Solar Smart Living is Here to Help

Green buildings are the future. If you’re looking to go green. Solar Smart Living can help you with solar and geothermal HVAC design and installation. Call today to learn more!