EC Company Awarded Gold Certification by Sustainability at Work
7/13/2015 12:00 AM
EC Company’s Portland, Oregon headquarters was awarded a Gold certification by Sustainability at Work for the City of Portland. This organization is devoted to helping local business improve their environmental practices. Since 2005, EC’s Green Team has been implementing a variety of programs to reduce the company’s carbon footprint. To reduce energy usage, EC has installed LED lighting and roof mounted photovoltaic/solar arrays throughout the building. To help eliminate landfill-bound waste, EC has implemented an extensive recycling program that includes electronic waste, metals, batteries, light bulbs and electrical components, In addition, all employees are welcome to bring recyclable items from their homes as well. To further reduce waste, EC does bulk purchases of electrical installation materials to reduce packaging at both the office and job sites. In addition to increasing energy efficiency and reducing waste, EC has a dedicated Wellness Committee whose goal is to influence company culture by encouraging healthier food choices, increasing exercise and focusing on hydration. Improving our environmental practices is an ongoing process; by making a commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle, EC hopes to continue to be a good steward for sustainability.