Sustainability

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AND SUSTAINABILITY

We have implemented many long-term energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives highlighted below.

OUR COMMITMENT

  • MAKE CAPITAL INVESTMENTS
  • INCREASE EFFICIENCY AND SUSTAINABILITY IN OUR BUILDINGS
  • REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION
  • REDUCE WATER CONSUMPTION
  • REDUCE CONTRIBUTIONS TO LANDFILLS
  • $20 Million + Investment

    for conversion of 1,500 properties to LED lighting since 2013.

  • “On Demand” Controls

    for “just in time” lighting to minimize energy consumption.

  • Limit Heating

    in the winter to 50 degrees.

  • Limit Cooling

    in the summer to 80 degrees.

  • 5,500+ Higher Efficiency HVAC

    replaced since 2012, 500+ planned for 2018.

  • Install “Cool Roofs”

    to reduce energy consumption by up to 20%.

  • Plant Native Landscape

    to use less water

  • Install Retention/Detention Ponds

    to reduce flooding and erosion of stream banks.

  • Recycled over 3,000 Tons,

    saving 35,900 trees and diverting 10,400 cubic yards from landfills.*

  • Saved 210,600 Trees

    and diverted 40,900 cubic yards from landfills, saved 87 million gallons of water, and 49 million kilowatts in the last four years by selling packaging materials made from 100% recycled paper.*

*As estimated by our third-party vendors using calculations based on industry averages and studies from the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.