Energy conservation is a priority for all staff, both through our active field work as well as at the office. We recently submitted our building to the Energy Star certification program and received a perfect score of 100. This score indicates that we are performing at the top level for a building of our size and type within the United States.
We also took the initiative to install a plug-in charger for electric vehicles. We coordinate the use of our all-electric and hybrid company vehicles to cut down on unnecessary driving.
Visit our offices and you will quickly see how our core values and practices encompass many elements of a sustainable business. Our staff are committed to an ecologically balanced workspace. We practice reuse and recycling, bike commuting, (even through the rainy season) and minimize waste wherever we can.
We actively look for opportunities to volunteer in our local community, and openly share ideas about how to further reduce our carbon footprint as a group.
As such, we were recently awarded a Gold level certification through the City of Portland’s Sustainability at Work program and can be found in their Green Business Directory.