Some Eastern Kentucky business people in Johnson County are learning how to cut costs by wasting less energy.
Joshua bills, an energy specialist with Mountain Association For Community Economic Development or MACED says, “It's not wearing sweaters in the dark we're just talking about saving what we're already wasting and using that energy more wisely.” He suggests energy efficient lighting, using weather stripping and installing better installation. These are some ways they can cut their energy bills nearly in half. “It can have a domino effect where you're having these initial savings but suddenly you're becoming a more efficient enterprise and so you're able to do more with less.”
Bills say by saving energy that's going to put money back into your business helping to stimulate the local economy. That will not only stimulate the businesses we have now, it will impact others to become entrepreneurs.
Regina Becknell, a Business Development Associate with MACED says, “Small entrepreneurs employ the majority of local rural communities and they are the ones who live there, they want to be here.”
Becknell says it's about seeing the community and the people's lives improve.
Joshua Bills says not only are business owners will not only be putting money into their wallet by saving energy, they’ll also helping to improve the quality of the air you breath.