Americans pledged to go green in 2010 with eco-friendly practices, and now homeowners are getting a boost in accomplishing this goal thanks to homebuilders' increasing dedication to implementing green standards. Soon, small business owners might also get some help in going green from the Green Business Bureau's new certification program.
The program aims to promote sustainability as a means of helping the environment and promoting economic recovery. The Green Business Bureau understands that in these trying times, even eco-conscious entrepreneurs might be too busy to check the kinds of light bulbs
used in their buildings.
The GBB is now investing in tracking, documenting, and reporting services for small businesses to help entrepreneurs make easy, cost-effective changes to their workplaces - and get certified for green standards in the process.
Business owners can sign up with the BGG online and take a quick survey about their current eco-practices. Then, the GBB will suggest green initiatives, starting at switching to LED
bulbs and working up to more dramatic changes. Ultimately, the program will gradually and easily help businesses save cash and consumption.
In addition to resources from the GBB, business owners can find a number of online forums that offer tips on simple practices that make a big difference in energy costs. The Environmental Leader, for one, suggests that energy-saving light bulbs
are one of the most cost-effective investments a business can make.