Keller Williams Realty East Valley in Tempe, Arizona is a great example of a company that focuses on the Triple Bottom Line; People, Profits, and Planet. One example of their sustainable practices is when they made a commitment to going paperless with their transaction. The Arizona Department of Real Estate requires that companies keep a “paper trail” of each of their transactions for legal purposes and to keep them on hand for a number of years. With an office doing over 2,000 transaction sides per year, this meant a lot of paper and ink were being used in addition to storage space taking up valuable office square footage. When the leadership of this market center became aware of a new cutting edge paperless technology, they instantly jumped on the opportunity. As a result, they saved over $2,000 per month while dramatically reducing their use of paper and toner cartridges! This was also a more convenient solution for their associates because if an agent needed to access a file, they could simply log into their computer from wherever they were instead of driving all the way to the office.
As a company that has been in existence for over 12 years in it’s current location, it was in need of a retrofit to it’s existing facility. In the areas that needed new carpet, they installed Shaw recycled carpet and also pulled up and re-used carpeting that was in good condition in areas that needed replacing. Another sustainable practice was their use of low VOC paint which not only dramatically reduces toxic chemicals, it also allowed agents to work in and around the work without the intense fumes that traditional paints send off. In addition, Keller Williams Realty East Valley has a paper recycling station, uses energy efficient light bulbs, and encourages the use of coffee mugs throughout their facility.
This is just another great example of a local business that finds ways to save money while reducing their use of energy and resources, all while creating a healthier environment for their employees, associates, and customers to enjoy.