2018 Ulster County Green Business Challenge: How NYSSF Can Help Local Businesses Help Communities

A business going green benefits not only the environment but also the company’s own bottom line. If you haven’t taken steps to make your business greener, you are missing out on a key strategy for growth. You may believe that going green is just another short-lived trend or that your business is too small to make a difference. However, in a world striving for sustainability, going green means staying competitive.

Ulster County is challenging local businesses to go green with its Ulster County Green Business Challenge. According to the county’s website, its mission is “…to help Ulster County businesses, organizations and municipalities to reduce greenhouse gas emission to mitigate climate change, and, in most cases, reap considerable savings doing so.”

SunPower by New York State Solar Farm was in attendance at the Green Business Challenge Launch on June 27. Together with other businesses, NYSSF was able to showcase its SunPower arrays and latest technologies to show the community that going green is not just a passing fad, but rather a lifelong commitment to the environment and economic growth.

As the only SunPower Master Dealer in Ulter County, NYSSF is able to get the best commercial pricing on the greatest solar arrays for businesses who wish to participate in the Green Business Challenge.

Other actionable items that businesses can implement include purchasing 100% renewable energy from a local source of renewable energy, such as a Community Solar Project or hydroelectric facility, retrofitting energy, such as air sealing and insulation; Installing ground-source (geothermal) or air-source heat pump for heating and cooling.

Businesses who participate in the challenge will reap the many benefits that go beyond the environment, too. Green strategies often equal tax credits or deductions. The federal government offers businesses tax credits for new renewable energy systems based on wind, solar or geothermal power. It is also great for brand building; by keying into concern for the environment, you inspire customer loyalty that will likely result in growing sales.

SunPower by New York State Solar Farm is proud to support the businesses in Ulster County with their green initiatives. Contact one of our specialists today to find out more how going green can help you, your customers, and your community.