Greening Your Business: The Hands-On Guide to Creating a Successful and Sustainable Business

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In the next few years, energy and carbon restraints will affect every small and medium-sized business owner. This hands-on guide shows entrepreneurs how to save energy, materials, and money by reducing their businesses' impact on the Earth. Unlike any other similar books, this book provides a step-by-step and hands-on approach to analyzing any businesses' operations and developing detailed plans to make those operations much more efficient and energy conscious while increasing ...

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Overview

In the next few years, energy and carbon restraints will affect every small and medium-sized business owner. This hands-on guide shows entrepreneurs how to save energy, materials, and money by reducing their businesses' impact on the Earth. Unlike any other similar books, this book provides a step-by-step and hands-on approach to analyzing any businesses' operations and developing detailed plans to make those operations much more efficient and energy conscious while increasing the bottom line.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781892949462
  • Publisher: Nova Publishing Company IL
  • Publication date: 10/15/2008
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction To Greening Your Business 9

Pt. 1 The Basics of Greening Your Business

Ch. 1 The Challenge of Sustainable Business 12

Ch. 2 Why Green Business? 23

Ch. 3 Green Business Concepts 31

Ch. 4 Green Business Tools 39

Ch. 5 The Path to Greening Your Business 49

Pt. 2 Green Business Action Plans

Ch. 6 Green Business Energy Use 54

Ch. 7 Green Business Water Use 98

Ch. 8 Green Business Waste and Recycling 113

Ch. 9 Green Business Travel and Transportation 149

Ch. 10 Green Business Office Equipment and Computing 162

Ch. 11 Green Business Supply Chains and Purchasing 173

Ch. 12 Green Business Building Design 186

Ch. 13 Green Product and Service Design 210

Ch. 14 Green Business Eco-labeling and Certification 233

Ch. 15 Environmental Management System! 248

Ch. 16 Green Business Sustainability Reporting 257

Ch. 17 U.S. Environmental Regulations 263

Ch. 18 Preparing Your Green Business Plan 279

Bibliography of Green Business Books and Publications 290

Appendix A Installation Instructions and Contents of CD 294

Appendix B Resources for a Greener Business 299

Index 313

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