After an extremely hot summer, it’s clear that our climate is changing. Aside from being the right thing to do, being more eco-friendly in your business practices can be an extremely beneficial decision in terms of customer perceptions and loyalty.
But how can you start this without blowing your entire budget? There are a few relatively simple changes you can make that we’ve out lined below:
- Start using more environmentally-friendly cleaning products at your facility
Most soaps and cleaning fluids are, at the end of the day, chemicals. You want to make sure you’re reading the fine print on everything that you use, because some manufacturers are more conscious than others about what they put into their products.
- Reduce electricity usage when possible
Without reducing productivity, you should also be thinking about ways to “unplug” when you can. Simply investing in different variations on products like vacuums, drying systems or other high-energy expenditures can make a huge dent in both your bill at the end of the month and your level of energy usage.
- Reclaim your water
More than three fourths of the water you use to wash vehicles at your location can be reclaimed and put to other uses. Much like we mentioned above, this is both good for the environment and good for your bottom line.
If you’re just starting out, you have a completely fresh start and an opportunity to put being green at the top of your to-do list. If you have a car wash that has already been operating for a few years, it’s not too late to make meaningful changes that positively impact the environment and the community you call home.
Hover Architecture is here for you when it comes to all aspects of building and maintaining your business. Maximize your profits and minimize your carbon footprint.
Contact us today for more information.