In our last post we examined the concept of sustainability by offering an explanation of its many different types of definitions. This post provides a list of reasons why American companies should care about sustainability. Implementing sustainable practices is about more than an environmental gesture — these practices make long-term economic sense.
There are a lot of green companies starting to emerge in the United States. Socioculturally, there is a movement to begin using more green methods in our daily lives. This process can be categorized by the term sustainability and it has been around for ages. The Iroquois Gayanshagowa, or Great Law of Peace, required the chiefs to consider the impact their present decisions will have on the 7th generation to come. The term actually became common after 1987 when the UN defined sustainable development as development that “meets the needs of present generations without comprising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.
There is a concept when dealing with solar that many people may not take into account when looking at a solar system design — insolation. So what is insolation? Well, that’s exactly what I’m about to tell you.
Investing a little money now to become energy efficient could save you a lot of money down the road. Whether you own a home or business, you may be spending more than necessary on your energy bills. By going “green” and switching to sustainable practices, you could save up to 20% on your energy use.