Part of being a responsible business owner is making sure that nothing in your shop poses a hazard to the environment. However, with all of the aspects that you have to review from time to time such as sales, marketing, and expenses, this one often gets overlooked.
Fortunately, Oakridge Building Group employ a conscientious team of staff who can redesign your shop up to environmental standards, so you are free to run your business without the guilt. Here are just a few steps you can take to achieve a greener business.
Brighten with LED
One of the simplest ways you can liven up your shop without taking a toll on the environment is by utilising LED lights. These compact bulbs offer various lighting options that can help highlight key areas in your store and create mood, thereby enhancing customer experience.
While you may spend more initially when purchasing LED bulbs, they consume less power and last longer than traditional light bulbs. Additionally, the costs of LED lights have significantly dropped down as compared to when they first appeared in the market years ago.
Use Renewable Materials
For many, shopping is an opportunity for them to unwind, which is why it is important to provide them with a calm, soothing environment while inside the store. This can be achieved by including raw material fixtures.
Recycled timber materials are on trend, and can easily match your concept by sealing with solvent-based or synthetic product. For artistic flooring, you can use stencilled or stamped concrete.
Consider Eco Paint
Going green doesn’t have to be dull and boring. To make your retail space more vibrant, consider repainting using water-based low VOC solution and biodegradable acrylic based paints. These products significantly reduce negative effects on health and the environment.
In addition, most zero or low VOC acrylic water based paints can be applied to floors, walls, doors, window frames and trims. They come in a variety of shades, are scruff resistant, and produce minimal odour. Oakridge Building Group also offer painting services which can be tailored to match your existing concept.
Thanks to today’s advances in technology, it’s much easier for businesses to help the environment by reducing paper use. The availability of software such as CRM (Customer Relationship Management), POS (Point of Sale), and other online document sharing platforms significantly reduces landfill wastes and saves retail owners time and money as well.
By going for digital signage and online marketing, wasteful materials such as paper and cardboard will be minimised or even eliminated completely. Not only that, but going paperless increases productivity and allows for better control and organisation.
You can encourage your customers to participate in your environment-friendly efforts by offering to email receipts instead of using the traditional carbon receipts. It’s also a smart tactic to obtain their emails for your future marketing campaigns.
If you’re looking for shopfitters in Sunshine Coast who share your passion of minimising business-related environmental hazards, you can count on Oakridge Building Group to utilise clean and green methods in brightening up your retail space.