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ANDERSON UNIVERSITY Student Led SME Projects and Measureable Outcomes – Experiences from the Sam’s Club Environmental Sustainability Challenge National.

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1 ANDERSON UNIVERSITY Student Led SME Projects and Measureable Outcomes – Experiences from the Sam’s Club Environmental Sustainability Challenge National Champions

2 Your Presenters Danielle Atkinson Jennifer Price

3  Students In Free Enterprise -International Student Organization -“A Head for Business, a Heart for the World.” What is SIFE?

4 2009, 2010, and 2011 Sam’s Club National Award

5 The Green Team

6 Purpose: –Inspire small businesses throughout our community to advance their environmental sustainability practices while improving their financial efficiency. Target: –Small-Medium Sized Businesses Sam’s Club

7  Environmental Audit  Water Audit  Energy Audit (Gas and Electric Use)  Document with: -Past Energy Bills, Water Bills, Electric Bill -Return on Investment Analysis (ROI) Comparing Past Results to Create Present Successes

8  Shear Transitions Hair Salon -Only Certified “Green” Hair Salon 2010-2011 Business

9  Insulating Water Pipes  Water Heater Jacket  Weather Stripping Physical Changes Made

10 Other Physical Changes Made  Light Bulb Changes  Solar Security Lights  Biodegradable Products  Hair Recycling  Organic Products

11  15.7% reduction of the power bill in the first month ( $57.95 )! -Projected Savings of $695 a year!  Conserves around 695 KWH’s of energy per month!  1,232 saved gallons of water per month! -Approximately 10,500 gallons per year! -Projected Savings of $ 78 a year! Total-$ 773 savings per year! Total-123% annually and 11% monthly  Return on Investment = 45% per year Shear Transitions Quantitative Results

12 Past Projects

13  Other businesses in Simpson Place wanted “green” practices implemented by us Problems (Opportunities in Disguise)

14 Questions


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