The competition is strong in every industry. Businesses are booming and they have to compete for every customer. It often isn’t enough to have a product that meets the needs of the users or organize the most effective marketing campaign. Your business practices that happen behind closed doors and away from the eyes of your clients are also being used to determine whether a customer and a business are a good match. Committing your business to eco-friendly policies isn’t only good for the environment it’s also good for the business itself because it makes both you and your customer a part of something larger and more modern than a simple business transaction. While disruptive technologies have so much effect on our lives, here are the five ways that you can use them to make your business greener.
This is considered disruptive technology because it completely changed the way data is stored, shared, and kept. It changed a lot of business processes and it can change your life, as well. Using the cloud for your needs will definitely make you use less paper and ink. Everything that doesn’t need to be printed, copied or used in any other form than its e-form, shouldn’t. It can all be shared and worked on in a cloud. Using the cloud reduces the amount of paper that you use in the office, this leads to less garbage and fewer trees to be cut down.
Battery storage of energy means that the energy once produced can be kept and used later. This has a great impact on the way energy is saved and used. That is why this type of disruptive technology is essential for a greener lifestyle. Battery storage enables you to store the energy generated by alternative sources such as sun, wind, or water, and if you have net metering, you can build credits to have zero energy bills. This will reduce your usage of fossil fuels. A good gaming laptop with good performance can operate completely by using the energy you stored from your solar panels.
Cutting Edge Equipment
Using outdated machinery can be extremely energy-inefficient in branches and industries that work with complex equipment. For example, in the oilfield business, it’s absolutely essential to invest in a high-class water gate valve, pumps, cranes, or hydraulic equipment, in order to ensure more efficient and smoother extraction of the resources. Efficient machinery can lower energy consumption in the process and reduce environmental impact. Buying cheaper or older pieces of equipment can benefit the finances at the moment, but in the long run, poorly manufactured equipment failures can even put workers in danger, significantly affect the company’s carbon footprint and cause losing a lot of money at the same time. On the other hand, cutting-edge equipment that is currently being used in developed industries has an enormous influence on operational performance and those types of extensive upgrades are much more logical than continuing working with traditional infrastructure.
Disruptive technology that deals with alternative energy sources change the way we think about our energy consumption. It includes solar panels, wind turbines, and exploiting hydropower. You can use it by starting with smaller solar panels and utilizing them to make renewable energy for your company. Some people even use DIY solar panels for their workplaces. You probably won’t be able to switch entirely from fossil fuels to renewable energy, but even a part of your consumption means something.
Plug Load Sensors
This is yet another way to wisely use electricity. These are mostly electricity regulating systems that you implement on your plugin devices around the office. They cut off the energy if they detect that the devices are not used. This gets rid of the ‘vampire power’ that makes up to 15% of the overall energy consumption.
Similar to the plug load sensors, these smart outlets cut off the energy to devices after a time period that you choose. This means that you can plan to leave the house and leave your appliance finishing the work, knowing that in half an hour it will be stopped because the outlet will cut off the power and preventing it from being wasted.
There are many interesting apps today that can measure your energy consumption, calculate your ecological footprint, and even suggest ways to improve. They will probably make the most advancing disruptive technology outbreaks in the future. For the time being, these technologies should be implemented into your daily life.