Being eco-friendly isn’t just a lifestyle choice anymore, with more businesses than ever choosing to step up their green credentials. Not only are environmentally-friendly policies popular with consumers, they also bring in more profit. The reason for this is simple – decreasing the amount of wastage or increasing the energy efficiency of a business is, of course, going to cut costs. It is not surprising, then, that we are seeing more startups making the environment their business. Let’s take a look at some of the most interesting eco-friendly startups in 2015.
The Rachio product is WiFi sprinkler controllers that have been able to save millions of gallons of water for customers since they first hit the market. The product can save users between 20 and 30% on water usage.
With the hammerhead device, you can make sure that your cycle journey is a safe one. Hammerhead provides turn-by-turn directions using light patterns that are easily seen. This allows cyclists to keep their eyes on the road, improving their road safety and making them more aware of their surroundings.
OneWheel offers a one wheeled skateboard that makes it super easy to get around town without having to spend time in traffic. The board was first seen in Las Vegas this year and it is fast becoming a hit.
The Soofa product is a solar-powered hub for smart, social and sustainable spaces. It offers infrastructure for smart spaces made to suit the mobile generation of today.
Whill is a wheelchair for people with disabilities. Its selling points are functionality, style, minimalist nature and all-terrain ability. The product is geared towards changing the general perception of personal mobility, as well as the attitudes of personal mobility users.
Skycatch Construction Drones
The drones produced by this company can speed up construction projects without endangering anyone on site or around the area. The drones are now used in the automation of construction sites while humans simply focus on programming the machines and sending them to work.
The Lagoon model focuses on helping you keep track of water usage by making use of sensors that will alert you as soon as there is a leak. This doesn’t just save money on water bills, but it also helps avoid water waste and damage at home or in the office.
Direct Energy Truck
The truck is an 18-wheeler loaded with innovative devices and appliances for smart homes. The products in the truck are optimised for both business and home use showing how to create a greener home or office space.
Zuli offers a product known as the Zuli plug, which is a smart outlet that allows you to control your lights and appliances from your smartphone.
Dash can transform any car into a smart car. The app connects your car to your smartphone, unlocking enhanced performance and saving on car running costs. The social driving feature is another reason why the product is set to quickly become a hit.
There’s countless eco-friendly businesses out there and as consumers become more interested in the green credentials of companies, the demand is sure to rise even more. If you’re considering starting a businesses, it’s a wise to make sure you consider how you’re going to reduce your impact on the environment. Many businesses report that they struggle with cash flow within their first few years, but as noted earlier, eco-friendly business is booming. Businesses that use less energy or adopt energy-efficient technology can benefit from paying less tax, which is crucial in your first few years of business when you’re still finding your feet. Finally, you’re also doing your bit to reduce your carbon footprint – and in 2015, it has never been more important to be environmentally responsible.Continue reading