4 Reasons Green Moving Is The Future

4 Reasons Green Moving Is The Future

Moving Green
Today’s moving companies who do not address being “green” will likely suffer sales losses in the future. Here are 4 main reasons that moving companies need to be green.

Moving Green

  • Boomers and Millennials like green companies. Research shows that todays’ 110 million millennials and younger boomers prefer to do business with companies who care about our environment. This research also shows that these consumers may not buy as often as the older boomers and their parents did but, when they do buy, they will pay a little more to get something that is “green”.
  • Employees prefer to work for green companies. Many would be employees will consciously chose to work for companies who have green policies. Moving companies who recycle and reuse box materials and have modern low emissions vehicles attract more employees than moving companies who do not.
  • The cost for going green is cheaper now than it will be in the future. As government regulations get stricter and stricter businesses will be mandated to follow green guidelines. As with any government regulation, these will be more expensive to meet than it will to incorporate green programs privately.
  • The moving and storage industry is a large contributor to environmental issues. Between truck emissions and box materials and, energy consumption for cooling and heating large warehouses, moving and storage companies contribute massive amounts of waste and carbon emissions every day. Conscientious movers need to take measures to reduce their carbon footprint.
The William C Huff Companies have over 64,000 square feet of climate controlled warehouse space. With our solar initiative, we reduce our CO2 emissions by more than 200,000 pounds each year. Our comprehensive box “reuse” program gets over 38,000 boxes reused, not recycled, each year. In addition, box material that cannot be reused gets recycled and that totals over 300,000 pounds each year. More than 3,000 pounds of CO2, per truck, are saved from going into the atmosphere every year with our lower emission vehicles. This amounts to more than 36,000 pounds per year. Our future plans include expanding solar to include our Northern warehouse space and to incorporate battery storage for solar energy, so we can eventually transition to electric vehicles, that have zero carbon emissions. More importantly,  these vehicles do not rely on fossil fuel produced electricity, which is our nations’ largest contributor to CO2 emissions. EIA report: In 2016, emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) by the U.S. electric power sector1 were 1,821 million metric tons, or about 35% of the total U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions of 5,171 million metric tons.2 This is actually over 3.6 trillion pounds of CO2!! We are making "green" the cornerstone of William C Huff for the next 100 years. We are excited about that transition that has already begun. -Jim
Posted by Jim Henderson

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