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Five Strategies for Decarbonizing Business

Globally business has an opportunity to lead in the fight against climate change. Discover five strategies companies can use to reduce carbon.

In the fight against climate change, businesses play a crucial role in reducing carbon emissions. Here are key strategies for companies to cut carbon and contribute to a more sustainable future.


  1. Increase energy efficiency

    One of the simplest yet most effective ways to decarbonize is by consuming less energy. Implementing energy efficiency measures such as LED lighting, building automation systems, and HVAC upgrades can significantly reduce energy consumption by 50-75%.
  2. Electrify operations

    Electrifying heating, cooling and other operations can have a profound impact on emissions reduction. By replacing fossil fuel-powered appliances with electric substitutes, businesses can improve efficiency and indoor air quality while cutting emissions.

  3. Embrace renewable energy

    Transitioning to renewable energy sources like solar and wind power further reduces carbon footprints. Companies can install onsite renewable energy systems or opt for virtual power purchase agreements to access clean power.

  4. Reduce emissions from refrigeration and transportation

    By electrifying vehicles and refrigeration units, companies can mitigate and improve emissions across the cold chain. Innovations such as all-electric solutions and alternative fuels like Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) offer promising avenues for decarbonization.

  5. Leverage digital technologies

    Digital tools such as sensors, AI algorithms, and building management systems optimize energy usage and enable predictive maintenance, leading to greater efficiency and cost savings.

By implementing these strategies, businesses can play a pivotal role in the transition to a low-carbon economy. Decarbonization not only mitigates climate change but also fosters innovation, resilience and long-term sustainability.

To learn more, download our white paper, Decarbonizing America: How Business Can Lead Through Electrification, co-developed with Reuters Events.

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