Reducing Waste in Business

Local businesses of all sizes, from small retailers to large manufacturers, are finding ways to reduce energy use, improve safety and comfort, and lower operating costs through utility programs. See what some commercial and industrial customers have done to cut out wasted energy, increase efficiency and boost the company’s bottom line.

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Columbia Machine manager

Columbia Machine

Privately-held, family-owned Columbia Machine has been designing and manufacturing industrial machines in Clark County for more than 75 years. “Our team has always believed in being a good neighbor,” explains Bryan Goodman, Vice President of Manufacturing Operations. That means caring for its employees and its resources for both the present and future.

Sweet Spot Skirts Work Station

Sweet Spot Skirts

Sweet Spot Skirts is sewing itself a bright future in downtown Vancouver. And using energy efficient lighting in its flagship store has helped make the showroom shine while lowering energy costs at the same time.

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Dick Hannah Dealership

Like many good things that happen at Dick Hannah Dealerships, the 63-year-old locally owned  auto sales and service company,  cutting down on energy waste wasn’t a top down corporate decision but rather the result of an employee-led brainstorm. The greatest area of opportunity for Dick Hannah Dealerships according to the energy assessment was in upgrading lighting systems.