Businesses tend to use a large amount of electricity, water and natural gas. There are a number of ways businesses of various sizes can save money on their utility bills. Simple steps are the same for businesses as they are for residential homes:
- Install Water Savings Devices on toilets, facets and where possible
- Upgrade Windows' energy efficiency
- Improve Lighting
- Utilize natural lighting whenever possible
- Consider installing ceiling fans
Several utility companies will assist businesses in evaluating their energy and water uses. Please click on each of the links below to learn more about some of the programs available.
ComEd. Business savings ideas.
Norseman Environmental Products. Purchase recycling products such as curbside containers,composting systems and rain barrels.
Nicor Gas. Provides ways to become energy efficient while saving money.
Home Depot. Provides information on EcoOption Label products which provide energy efficient, healthy home and clean air benefits.
U.S. Dept. of Energy. Learn how to use energy-efficient and renewable energy technologies in the work place.
The Chicago Center for Green Technology. The Center serves as a comprehensive green design and educational resource. It is housed in a Platinum LEED building, located at 445 N. Sacramento Blvd., Chicago IL 60612.
The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance brings together utilities, local and state governments, non-profits, manufacturers, retailers, consultants, and others to bring forward a shared vision for energy efficiency in the midwest.
View a list of Will County Hazardous Waste Contractors, their contact information, as well as special notes pertaining to items they accept.
Will County Hazardous Waste Contractors List
National Recycling Coalition. Learn how to become more green during meetings at places such as exhibit halls and conference hotels. Also, learn waste prevention efforts for your companies.
Green Meetings Policy PDF
Grass Roots Recycling Network. Learn about Zero Waste Business Principles which includes promoting clean production and preventing pollution.
Environmental Industry Association. Represents companies who deal with solid waste, waste equipment and pollution prevention services.
Illinois Smart Energy Design Assistance Center. Provides project plans and building design techniques to develop energy efficient technologies for businesses.
US EPA-Wastewise. Helps organizations eliminate municipal/industrial solid wastes.
WaterUseItWisely. Water Conservation tips, facts, & resources.