Conserving Resources by the Numbers
During renovations, furniture and materials are reused whenever possible. Our waste reduction efforts also include duplex printing and using durable, reusable crates. We recycle paper, cardboard, batteries, mixed/commingled and assorted waste. From 2020 to 2021, we reduced our waste by 13 percent, and our recycle rate improved by 6 percent.
We also track the amount of water we purchase and the amount that we conserve through initiatives, such as deployment of low-flush valves, installation of automatic faucet sensors and commodes and low-flow shower heads.
Our energy reduction initiatives include installing solar panels, replacing lighting with light emitting diode (LED) lights, changing operating time on air conditioning units and behavioral changes. These initiatives are particularly important as we progress on our Net Zero 2023 commitment. From 2020 to 2021, we reduced our indirect energy use (electricity) by 2.4 million kilowatt-hours.