Energy Management: Our office is 99% lit with LED and compact fluorescent lamps.
Water Management: Our landscaping is on a high efficiency sprinkler heads and low flow irrigation system and our plants are made up of primarily of drought-tolerant plants or indigenous plants.
Waste Management: As of March 2011, we have reused mulch donated by the Santa Barbara County under their Mulch Program called "Less is More" The 2 inch mulch used in our landscaping reduce watering needs, drastic temperature changes and renriches our soil by putting essential nutrients back. It also reduces waste management for the county. We currently divert 95% of our trash from the waste bin into recyclable material bins or re use our green waste in our yard
Toxicity Management: We recycle coffee beans to fertilize our plants reducing the amount of fertilizers leaking into the sewer system and ultimately the ocean.
As a result: Our water and energy consumption have dropped to one fifth of previous levels.
We car-pool by train, subway and other public transportation to all projects whenever possible. We select airline carriers who operate fuel-efficient fleet such as Southwest Airlines.
When in town, we jog or walk to the stores. Our transportation expenses are less than half of last year as we have further transportation-saving measures.
We use conference systems and webinars whenever possible to avoid traveling unnecessarily.