“Going Green” — What exactly does it mean? What does it mean for the future of businesses?
Going Green is the pursuit of knowledge and practices that can lead to a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. The ultimate goal of Going Green is to help protect the environment for future generations. What are some benefits for businesses Going Green?
- Saving money from reduced energy usage
- Reduced overhead through utilization of recycled materials
- Attracting new “Green Consumers”
- Promoting a healthier and safer work environment
This trend toward Green will inevitably put pressure on industries that have been charged with damaging the environment and burning fossil fuels. The Motor and Aviation industries are often viewed as major polluters.These industries need Green solutions supporting them for their financial success as well as for the sustainability of our planet. Canopy Airport Parking is one such solution. A sophisticated, efficient, and green parking facility, we incorporate all the benefits the “Green Revolution” has to offer. From the beginning, all facilities were constructed with recycled and sustainably sourced materials. Instead of wastefully requiring the production of new pavement, we utilized pavement from recycled shingles and steel from recycled cars. Our commitment to the environment extends even further. Using advanced technologies, we ensure the maintenance of the facilities are aligned with our goals toward sustainability. Using energy efficient LED lights to reduce the electricity consumption by 80% and the small amount of electricity that is required comes from on-site solar panels. Even the 24/7 complimentary fleet of shuttle buses are fueled by Compressed Natural Gas and Biodiesel. Finally, Canopy Airport Parking’s business model and goals are aligned with the LEED Green Building Council. This seems like a lot of information! Why is it important for us to support businesses that display a commitment to environmental sustainability? We can all do our part to be green on an individual level, but we must also hold the companies and corporations responsible for their part. So how can you, as the customer, go green on a larger scale? Choose to take your business to a Green Business!