Clean and clear: helping SMEs achieve their ‘net zero’ goals, without the greenwash

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Clean and clear: helping SMEs achieve their ‘net zero’ goals, without the greenwash

 COP26 in Glasgow has brought the planet’s environmental crisis to the top of our news feeds yet again. But as global leaders and big business thrash out their obligations on the world stage, what about small to medium enterprises (SMEs)?

But do they really understand ‘net zero’, or how to achieve it?  As Energy Ease channel partners, you can help.

As installers and suppliers of energy efficient equipment, your role in educating the market – without the greenwash – on the best steps to take to help meet environmental targets is becoming more important.

The volume of green ‘noise’ in the SME sector is increasing, many of your customers will lack the structure and/or resources required to fully explore their ‘energy options’. So while most SMEs will have good intentions, they may be unclear on exactly what the most effective course of action is for them.

Carbon offsets alternatives should be a last resort

Many organisations have jumped to solutions like carbon offsets. However, while these are easy to access, they are best for addressing emissions that can’t be reduced or avoided.

As far as having real and meaningful impact across their buildings and sites (whether owned or leased), organisations should consider a three step process such as:

  1. Energy efficiency measures like installing efficient lighting; adopting smarter and more efficient equipment; and improving business processes.  
  2. Installing as much new renewable energy as possible at their operating sites to contribute more clean energy to the grid.
  3. Use carbon credits to ‘offset’ the remaining emissions.

Prioritising new renewable energy

As the world needs to de-carbonise, rapidly deploying new renewable energy infrastructure is critically needed.

These new installations can be deployed without organisations having to fund a cent. With an Energy Ease payment plan or PPA, these installations can be rolled out with $0 upfront.

So talk to an Energy Ease Account Manager about how we can assist your customers on their Net Zero journey by providing payment options for solar and energy efficient infrastructure projects.

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