By Caitlin Coakley
By now, most business owners have heard all the talk about ways to make their facilities more energy efficient: replacing appliances, installing a solar energy system, replacing the heating and air conditioning system and so on.
But what are the economics? After years of struggling to make it through the recession, a business owner may be hesitant to drop thousands of dollars on renovations in hopes of saving a few bucks each month on utility bills.
According to experts, the key to getting the most for your money is determining where your business uses — and wastes — the most energy, then building on what you’ve got.
For all businesses, particularly retail stores, one of the simplest places to start is the lighting, said Jon Boggiano, principal partner of the Everblue Training Institute, a company founded by veterans that offers training for green construction and energy auditing in several locations, including Charlotte.
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