Throughout the ages businesses have always been looking for ways to cut costs and save money. What makes todays world different is that they now have the added responsibility to conserve the environment. Did you know that your communications can help you do both? Below are five ways to use your communications to help your company "go green"
1) Distributed Antenna Systems (D.A.S.)- Through high efficiency and properly designed D.A.S., the demand on equipment is lowered therefore lowering the consumption of energy required, while keeping the amount of power transmitted from radios, cell phones, blackberries and others to a minimum with relation to exposure.
2) GPS- GPS greatly reduces miles driven, excessive idling, wear and tear on vehicles and maintenance while also slowing down drivers. This will decrease the amount of gas used through better routing and planning.
3) Two Way Radio- Radios save time and energy through efficiency of instant communications without recurring costs. They also allow for improved routing which will cut fuel costs and energy use. According to the EPA (www.epa.gov), by saving just 1 gallon of gasoline the eco-savings are 19.4 pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent.
4) Mobile Computing- Mobile computers allow for field workers to decrease the amount of paperwork created. They also help in managing inventory and assets thus avoiding over purchasing and improves utilization and lifespan. This will help in saving natural resources and trees while cutting waste and paper spend. By saving 1 pound of paper you can claim eco-savings of 11.1 gallons of water, 2.9 pounds of carbon dioxide, 0.95 pounds of solid waste (Environmental impact estimates were made using the Environments Defense Fund Paper Calculator. For more information visit www.papercollector.org)
5) Battery Maintenance Systems- These allow your batteries to be charged properly and optimized for maximum usage allowing you to save money, have longer lasting batteries leading to less waste and easier working radios.
How do you use your communications to help you "Go Green"?