Going Green? Overlooked Sustainability Opportunity - Exit Signs: 93% Annual Operational Cost Savings and Quick ROI

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Real, practical, and quantifiable green / sustainability tips with same-year ROI are sometimes hard to find. “Opportunities in Sustainability: Enter at the Exit,” the new, free white paper by Opportunity Sustainability, walks facilities managers and business owners through the costs and immediate benefits of changing to LED bulbs in exit signs amounting to significant annual savings and reduced carbon footprint. A low $30 investment (approximate parts and labor cost) will pay for itself within 6 months and continue to yield significant savings (93% operational cost savings) for over 10 years.

Download your free copy of "Enter At The Exit" and learn how your company can save 93% in operational costs and have a ROI within 6 months.

Rethinking exit signs through a sustainability lens saves 93% in annual operational costs and has a quick ROI.

Opportunity Sustainability, a sustainability, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and green innovation consulting firm based in the Midwest, releases a free and practical sustainability white paper. “Opportunities in Sustainability: Enter at the Exit” illustrates how companies can save 93% in operational costs and realize a return on investment (ROI) within 6 months from simply exchanging incandescent exit sign bulbs with LEDs.

Top-10 green business tip sheets have their use but are a dime a dozen. Rarely do they crunch the numbers to show the real value or ROI on the suggested action. “Opportunities in Sustainability: Enter at the Exit” provides a case study approach and shows the calculated economic, social, and environmental impacts of replacing incandescent exit bulbs with LED exit lights.

Where does your restaurant, manufacturing, or facilities management business start with sustainability?

When looking for opportunities in sustainability, some of the greatest cost reduction and economic bottom line opportunities are to be found in simple elements that we take for granted, like exit signs.

Did you you know
         o The average incandescent exit sign cost a company $77 a year to operate?
         o Switching to LED light bulbs will drop that to $5.26 per year. ($71.74 in savings)

This represents a 93% operational cost savings for the company. In addition the LEDs continue to pay economic/social/environmental dividends for 10 years (the average lifespan of an LED bulb operated 24/7). Over the 100,000 hour lifetime of the LED bulb a company can save $818.30 per installation.

That's just ONE exit sign – what if you have 5, 10, or 100?

Where else can you cut costs like that?

Learn more in the new white paper: “Opportunities in Sustainability: Enter At The Exit: Quick Return On Investment with LED Exit Sign Lighting” The white paper is available in two resolutions:

Enter At the Exit - web low resolution PDF

Enter At the Exit - print high resolution PDF

At Opportunity Sustainability we see sustainability as smart business. It does not have to be complicated and often, tremendous impact can result from simple, cost effective, and minor habit changes. This LED case is just such an example of a simple change having dramatic economical, environmental, and social impacts for the business.

Opportunity Sustainability℠ is a Midwest-based sustainability and corporate responsibility consulting firm specializing in green innovation and seeing opportunities where others see burdens. Matthew Rochte LEED AP, an experienced, operations-based sustainability consultant, works with company management to navigate and realize the opportunities in taking their company green and growing sustainably.

Contact Matthew Rochte for interview, consultation, or if you are looking for a sustainability director for hire.


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