Franchises for environmentally conscious entrepreneurs
We’ve all heard some version of “Put your money where your mouth is” or “Vote with your pocketbook.” The idea is that consumers can force business to adapt by supporting companies whose ideals align with theirs. If you’re of the opinion that climate change is a serious issue, one way to show it is to spend your money on products made with the environment in mind. If you want to get into franchising but want to make sure you’re putting your money where your mouth is, these green franchises might be the way to go.
In home energy, efficiency is crucial to both saving customers money and avoiding waste. Plus, the whole point is to make homes comfortable to live in. If HVAC and insulation systems aren’t getting the job done, entire rooms can be too hot or too cold. Dr. Energy Saver conducts home energy audits as part of its service, identifying trouble spots and providing custom solutions tailored to individual homes. GreenPro sales software allows dealers to provide customers with energy modeling programs and calculates their long-term savings on home energy retrofits.
To pet owners, their furry, feathered, and scaled friends are family. They want to make sure the food they eat and the toys they play with are free of any harmful chemicals and are made from all-natural ingredients. The more than 85 million homes with some kind of pet present a lucrative market—to the tune of $75 billion a year in spending on pets. A significant part of those pet owners go out of their way to buy eco-friendly products. EarthWise’s green franchises take in an average of more than $800,000 in revenue, with top performers exceeding $1 million.
Technically it’s not a franchise, but a business license opportunity. Nevertheless, the centralized training, weekly meetings, and project support provide licensees with all they need to hit the ground running. The end-to-end commercial LED lighting solutions are certainly green, helping companies achieve energy independence and reach sustainability goals. With products that pay for themselves, the company promises net-zero costs for customers.
The business model is just like it sounds. Compressing trash leads to fewer trips to the landfill, and less room taken up in the landfill. On-site smashing services reduce waste costs by 20 to 40%. Each smash truck saves enough carbon dioxide emissions annually to fill a million-square-foot building. The operating model is well-structured and easily replicable, enabling green franchisees to jump in and see a quick return on investment.
With all the restaurants across the continent, especially of the fast-food variety, there’s a lot of cooking oil being used. Filta has three ways to make it greener. First, the FiltaFry service extends the life of cooking oil, reducing volume. Second, FiltaBio converts waste cooking oil into biofuel. Lastly, FiltaCool’s humidity control reduces energy consumption and food waste.
Whether it’s for regular home/apartment cleanings, moving deep cleans, or one-time appointments, The Cleaning Authority uses sustainable and environmentally responsible cleaning products. The detail-clean rotation system ensures every room is cleaned at every visit, plus one area is deep-cleaned and scrubbed with each visit. The average revenue tops $1 million per year for more than 225 green franchises across the US and Canada.
EkoMovers plants a tree for every move, and that’s just scratching the surface of the commitment to the environment. All moving materials are 100% recycled. The EkoMovers mascot is a frog because of their ability to eat disease-carrying bugs and absorb pollutants through their skin, their key position in the food chain, and their contributions to medical discoveries. With attentive service, EkoMovers puts just as much care toward clients as to the environment.
A sustainability advisor, SuperGreen Solutions specializes in saving energy costs through lighting, solar panel installation, and through consultation about how businesses can improve their energy flow to reduce usage. Products include water heating and filtration systems, solar power systems, LED lighting, and car charging stations. These green franchises come with an ISO 14001 sustainability certification and innovative software.