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Business Energy Guide 2012

Making the Transition Helping Hawaii's Businesses Become Energy Efficient

By: Sherie Char

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Photo: Courtesy of Sunetric

What energy experts are saying about Hawaii's 2012 business energy outlook

Being green and turning your company into an energy-efficient organization is no longer just a fashion statement or the latest trend. It’s becoming the new way that allows Hawaii’s businesses to save money and reduce our state’s dependence on imported oil.

This newly adapted lifestyle and business decision to be green can influence financial budgets and operating expenses. Rising energy costs have clearly affected the success and failure of Hawaii’s businesses over the years. It’s no surprise to see an increasing number of households and companies invest in photovoltaic (PV) systems to lower their utility bills.

“Hawaii is first in the nation in solar water heaters per capita,” says Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie. “We are second in photovoltaic capacity and second in energy savings power purchase agreements per capita.”

As business owners strive to make the transition to become energy efficient, there has been a tremendous growth in the clean energy industry. New innovations have been developed by companies to help business owners switch to renewable energy alternatives.

“We need to keep moving toward the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative’s goal of 70 percent clean energy by 2030, through energy efficiency and the development and implementation of renewable energy sources,” says Abercrombie. “Energy efficiency is the most cost-effective effort for all energy users.”

To help Hawaii’s businesses become energy efficient, Hawaii Business magazine has developed this guide featuring valuable tips from some of the best energy experts in our community. Learn how your business can benefit and save money by using clean, renewable energy today.

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