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If you’re a small business owner, you’re always investing in it. Your time, your sweat and, of course, your capital. With tax return season here, you have a new opportunity to invest in your small business—one that can bring returns on your investment for years to come.

Investing in smart energy efficient solutions for your business can mean an upfront investment but the savings they can generate in the long term can deliver a long-term, beneficial boost to your bottom line. If you’re expecting a tax return from the IRS this year, here are two great ways you can invest in smarter energy solutions for your small business.

Light the WayLight the Way

There are an ever-increasing number of energy efficient lighting solutions that can help you save energy and resources and help you reduce costs. Consider converting lighting to energy efficient bulbs such as ENERGY STAR-rated compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs), which cost about 75 percent less to operate, and last about 10 times longer.

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To reduce your water usage, smart, motion controlled faucets help you conserve and water-saving fixtures like toilets, hot water heaters and sprinklers are all available. Replacing older, inefficient appliances with ENERGY STAR-qualified products can potentially save over 45% of the energy use of conventional models.


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