June 20 - June 25, 2016

How often do your clients request green products or green processes?


Answers Votes
Very little. 41%
Some of the time. 26%
Never. 26%
All of the time. 5%
Most of the time. 3%


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Tagged categories: Business management; Business matters; Business operations; Green building; Green chemistry; Green coatings; Green design

Comment from Jesse Melton, (6/23/2016, 8:18 AM)

While I do think "greener", as an ideal, is good, the fact of the matter is green products and processes are easy targets when a project is transitioning from conceptual to actual. Somebody is going to have to get up in front of organization leadership and justify the costs/risks/value of greening up the project. Have fun with that. Amortizing big ticket items in technology that's rapidly evolving and improving is a sore subject, even almost two decades after the first round of big time IT spend. More than a few companies are still paying for Jazz drives and Palm Pilots, even though plenty of people don't even remember those things. About 5-7 years on the books is the current max for most any technology investment and green is considered tech by most people making big spending decisions. Long term returns are really, really hard to sell right now and the people shopping out projects know that.


Comment from john schultz, (6/24/2016, 8:33 AM)

I find that we more often recommend or specify greener VOC free coatings products TO our customers versus them asking for it. It seems many don't know the spectrum of products available or may have had unfavorable experiences with unfamiliar new "green" technologies. I predict that soon there won't be a choice between green or not green - economically speaking or otherwise.


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