Sustainable Energy Practices

Sustainable Energy Practices

One of the easiest and quickest areas to reduce your environmental impact and your costs is to adopt energy efficiency practices.

  • Use energy management practices like turning off lights and equipment when not in use, adjusting thermostats and changing timing of energy intensive activities
  • Install energy efficient fixt,ures including motion sensor lights, compact fluorescent bulbs, and LED lighting
  • Purchase energy efficient equipment
  • Purchase alternative energy
  • Generate your own energy using sustainable means
  • Purchase carbon offsets and renewable energy credits for energy use you cannot eliminate

Members of the Sustainable Business Council offer everything from energy efficient and alternative energy equipment to carbon offsets and renewable energy credits.

Other resources

Bonneville Power Administration’s Energy Efficiency Maximization Tool

Montana Department of Environmental Quality Energy Efficiency in Your Business Website

U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Office Website

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Website

U.S. Department of Energy Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency

U.S. Small Business Administration’s Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency Website and Energy Efficiency Website