Posted on 02 February 2012
Like many businesses these days, some law firms are looking for ways to make their operations more eco-friendly. This is not necessarily a means of staying up-to-date with environmental standards and legislation (although that is a perfectly valid reason to enact updates). In truth, many firms are striving to meet the demands of a growing base of consumers seeking green businesses, while others would like to obtain the bragging rights that come with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. In truth, most are just looking to do some good in the world through their efforts to run environmentally and socially responsible companies that their employees and clients can be proud of. So if you happen to be part of a law firm that is looking to go green, here are some steps that a few of your competitors have already taken. Read the full story
Posted on 15 May 2009
NY State offers a multitude of incentive programs for small businesses that pursue energy efficient technologies. Details related to these programs can be found at The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) website. We’ve summarized several of the programs that are relevant to small businesses. Read the full story
Posted on 15 May 2009
New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program offers businesses numerous opportunities to save money through installing energy efficient technologies. The program offers rich incentives for varying projects. Please see below for details about some of these programs. Read the full story
Posted on 24 March 2009
The first step companies tend to take when ‘going green’ is assure they are in compliance with government regulations. Not much teeth in most regulations though. This will change, and today’s WSJ reports on those beginnings. If carbon dioxide does get designated as a ‘danger to public health’ this would be a sure sign that companies should plan on tighter regulation.
I would advise businesses to pay attention. You have time to act, but no better time to prepare. At a minimum, pay attention to the law and begin to think about the implications for your business.