A Business Review panel recently spoke about green technology and sustainability as part of a series.
Their findings? The savings from energy efficient sustainable design are real, but the benefits go beyond money as greener companies are more attractive to recruits and tend to have more engaged employees.
For example, the Golub Corp. said the company is saving with high-efficiency refrigeration and lighting systems at its supermarkets.
"The return on investment for these [projects] has been rapid and it certainly justifies the cost," said Joe Berman, manager of sustainability for Golub Corp.
Tom Barone, acting VP of Operations & Energy Services at NYSERDA added, "People make energy efficiency decisions because it will save money, but the savings are substantial."
Source: Business Review