In the series of Blogs that I have been pulling together there is no particular sequence to this series of articles other than platform for me to hopefully make a difference in the way another business person thinks. I have reached out over the years and sat on Boards for charitable organizations, community organizations, Advisory Boards for companies and given my time to help young entrepreneurs with their business dreams.
One thing that always strikes me as odd is the way service providers come to these business and promise great savings, good returns and a range of offerings that actually increase waste, throw off productivity and only enhance the bottom line of the service provider. Over the years I have been very careful with other people’s money. Architectural Detail
Group knows that one key to success is reduce your need for lavishness and over consumption. Mies van der Rohe the architect said “less is more”. My parents said don’t go spending your entire allowance in one place, save for a rainy day. There must be something to these phrases.
Have you ever purchased a pair of Mephisto shoes. They are great; and when the sole gets worn you send them back and they charge you a nominal fee to resole the shoes. But you know that those shoes will last a life time. Very little waste, cost less money in the long run than purchasing
shoes that when they break down are only good for land fills.
A good piece of furniture, especially a piece from Mies van der Rohe, (well constructed) is worth more today than when it was originally made – it was built to last.
Energy is truly a consumable and it does changes form once consumed.
Did any one tell you to turn off the lights when you were younger?
Probably because it “wastes” electricity. But what happens when you need to see. Without light it is dark. The obvious statement. Architects speak about natural light, but that’s only good when it is day time. Solar and alternative energy companies speak about storing the energy for a time to use later, but what happens when there is no wind or not enough sun light? What then. Would we all be in the dark?
How about a light bulb that consumes less energy, only needs to be replaced once in a long while, fills the room, office, school, arena, park, street or any space with a nice quality of light – does that exist? The power company would not ask you to buy this, the maintence-company may hold back too and not tell you about it and your bulb supplier is probably not too interested in telling you that there is this product available, since it will delay your purchase of their products for 20 years.
In the 50′s my folks did not replace the car every 3 years. They did not buy a new television every 2 years. They did hold onto good quality items though. They did buy lots of light bulbs, consumed lots items and then said do not waste, make sure you have enough for later. So I think I have an idea. This is the challenge to each and every business owner
to roll back consumption.
Call a colleague like me (we’ll tell you the secrets that the big guys won’t) and ask how to save on lighting bills in your big wherehouse. Ask “What can I do to reduce the a/c and at the same time, increase productivity, and all this
while increasing the bottom line through cost savings techniques…”
It’s either Turn off those lights
or Call ADG Eco to reduce
consumption and keep demand.