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LEDs in chandelier pays for itself in 2.6 months and represents a 92% cost savings. A $100 upfront expense saved $1716 over its 3.4 year lifespan. Case Study using LEDs in an apartment complex where the chandelier is operational 24/7 offering a breakdown of all the costs associated with energy, bulbs, and maintenance.
New Opportunity Sustainability white paper on the quick ROI available when you switch to LED exit signs. Estimated operational cost savings of 93%.
Last Saturday I took part in a rally to support the creation of a SE Wisconsin’s RTA. RTA stands for Regional Transit Authority, a governing body that coordinates and champions transit systems in a region. Most metropolitan areas have one. Milwaukee and Southeast Wisconsin does not.
You may be asking, what does this have to do with sustainability?
Why bring up gardens in a business website? We bring it up because gardens represent interesting sets of paradigm shifts for home economics and business: burden to opportunity; obscure notion to practical choices; and unexpected opportunities from being practical. It is opportunity in sustainability. Author: Matthew Rochte, Sustainability Consultant http://www.OpportunitySustainability.comRead more
Excerpt- More often that not, going sustainable mean using old technology rather than new. In our rapid search for the new new thing, we’ve abandoned some of the simple advice and tools that have served us for years. Author: Matthew Rochte, Sustainability Consultant http://www.OpportunitySustainability.comRead more
Own a high-rise with a lot of windows, say built within the past 30 years? There are tremendous sustainability opportunities in these buildings as they get renovated. In an Harvard Business Review article, Paul Hawken shares an example of a 200,000 square foot window-clad high-rise on its 20 year renovation. This is part of the Opportunity Squared series from Opportunity Sustainability℠. Author: Matthew Rochte, Sustainability Consultant http://www.OpportunitySustainability.comRead more
Opportunity Squared: In this Opportunity Sustainability℠ series of articles we will explore the cascading sustainability opportunity effect of changing one thing or one behavior while becoming sustainable. See the triple-bottom-line breakdown of the cascading opportunities. Author: Matthew Rochte, Sustainability Consultant http://www.OpportunitySustainability.comRead more