SQUARE FEET OF OFFICES
Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Renton, Spokane, Kent, Kirkland, Tacoma, Tukwila
Green Standards has worked on several of the largest corporate decommission projects in recent history through partnerships with more than a dozen of Pacific Northwest’s Fortune 500 companies. To date, our work in The Seattle and Puget Sound region has diverted nearly 6,500 tons of furniture from landfill while making in-kind donations of furniture, fixtures, equipment and supplies to 500+ non-profits and community organizations there.
LANDFILL DIVERSION RATE (6,272 TONS)
EMPLOYEES WORTH OF FURNITURE
SQUARE FEET OF OFFICES
METRIC TONS OF CO2e EMISSIONS AVOIDED
Featured client stories from our work in Washington State
1. Expedia Group
“This was a very simple decision. As part of our climate neutral goal, we wanted to be sure to decommission our old offices responsibly. When Green Standards asked what we wanted done, I said ‘zero landfill’ because that is always the goal. And would you know – they not only delivered to that promise, but a number of local non-profit organizations got office furniture for their workspace.”
Global Workplace Lead
As a result of this partnership, Expedia Group has diverted 928 tons of furniture from landfill, eliminating a total of 2,611 tons of CO2e emissions. In total, 100% of Expedia Group’s furniture and equipment was kept out of landfills, benefitting over 100 local non-profit organizations.
With plans for office consolidation internationally, Expedia Group began deploying Green Standards’ program across Europe in 2020, with notable projects in the UK, Spain, Norway, Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, and Denmark.
“The furniture donated by Expedia Group has enabled RAIN to support government health agencies and our local medical facilities during this Pandemic. We were able to quickly convert an office space into a working laboratory dedicated to COVID-19 research and the development of assays to determine at risk areas in our community.”
Rebekah Ryan at RAIN Incubator
Since 2018, Green Standards work with Microsoft has included the sustainable decommissioning of of 1.2 million square feet and 6,000 employees worth of furnishings across multiple buildings at their corporate headquarters campus in Redmond. Our projects together have diverted more than 1,000 tons of surplus FF&E from landfill while making in-kind donations of nearly $500,000 to 110 non-profits in the region.
Featured Microsoft non-profit beneficiaries
“We were able to completely upgrade our offices, provide ergonomic desks to our staff, and replace everyone’s chairs! We really can’t thank you enough for all you have done to help us.”
Jill Bradley, Executive Assistant
Big Brothers Big Sisters, Seattle
F5, a multi-cloud application security and delivery company that enables its customers to bring extraordinary digital experiences to life, has partnered with Green Standards to keep used office furniture from clogging landfills. Since 2015, F5 has been working with Green Standards to allocate large quantities of office furniture to Green Standards’ network of non-profits in the Pacific Northwest. So far nearly 60 non-profits have received $198,000 worth of in-kind donations from our work together.
F5 and Green Standards have completed corporate decommission projects in Seattle, Bellevue, Kent, Oakbrook Terrace in Washington State, and substantial projects in San Jose, Santa Clara, and New York. To date, our cumulative projects have maintained a 98.4% landfill diversion rate with 566 tons diverted from landfill.
Beneficiary Spotlight: Homeownership Center Northwest
“As a nonprofit organization focused on creating affordable homeownership opportunities, each family receives items to help get them started. Particularly during COVID when home schooling is required and work from home offices are becoming the norm.”
David Puszczewicz, Executive Director