Everything’s bigger in Texas — including our social impact

FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES
20+

SQUARE FEET OF OFFICES
10M+

MAJOR CITIES
Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Richardson, Addison, Fort Worth, Irving, El Paso, Plano, Mission, Temple, Bellaire, Arlington

Since 2009, Green Standards has partnered with more than 20 Texas-based Fortune 500 clients on the sustainable decommissioning of their workplaces. With over 250 projects completed in across the Lone Star State, our platform has ethically and efficiently diverted thousands of tons of office furniture, equipment, and supplies from landfill.

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LANDFILL DIVERSION RATE (13,500 TONS)

0%

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IN-KIND DONATIONS

$0M+

Green Standards provides free furniture donations to registered non-profits

NON-PROFIT BENEFICIARIES

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Green Standards donates office chairs to non-profits and charitable organizations

EMPLOYEES WORTH OF FURNITURE

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SQUARE FEET OF OFFICES

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Featured client stories from our work in Texas

1. United Airlines in Houston

Green Standards and United donate furniture in Texas

“United Airlines really wants to lead by example and maximize our potential and sustainable efforts. We really wanted the expertise and to leverage someone who’s an industry expert and Green Standards gave us that opportunity.”

Roxana Mora

Senior Project Manager, Corporate Real Estate

United Airlines

Results

Through Green Standards platform, United was able to repurpose valuable products with a 100% landfill diversion rate on 500+ tons of surplus assets spread across 360,000 square feet of offices in Houston. The majority of items – including tables, desks, chairs, shelves, and drawers – were either resold, donated, or recycled, reducing costs, while benefiting the environment and local community groups.

2. Frost Bank in San Antonio

Results

In partnership with Frost Bank, Green Standards achieved a 96% landfill diversion rate across nearly 300,000 square feet of offices and more than 3,000 employees’ worth of furniture, equipment, and supplies. Of the 578 tons diverted from landfill, 30 San Antionio-based non-profits received in kind-donations worth upwards of $600,000.

Habitat for Humanity Home Center receiving furniture donations

Habitat For Humanity of San Antonio

“Thanks to Frost Bank, The Habitat Home Center has been able to receive truckloads of donated furniture ranging from sofas and tables to fire proof filing cabinets and even office supplies to be utilized in our administrative offices. This donation has literally saved the organization thousands of dollars that are needed for our home building program. ”

Sarah Inez Arredondo, Marketing Associate

3. Engie North America

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Engie North America lobby
ENGIE expands ESG impact through sustainable reuse program
Green Standards donated office furniture and equipment on behalf of ENGIE
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Result

After the successful execution of the Green Standards program at ENGIE’s former North American headquarters in Houston, the company’s leadership expanded this work to other regional offices across North America in 2020.

To date, ENGIE and Green Standards have completed projects in Houston, Seattle, Spokane, Wash., St. Paul, Minn, and Norwell, Mass., to ensure the same ESG standards were met across the company’s real estate portfolio. Across 10 projects in multiple regions, ENGIE has maintained a landfill diversion rate of 97.4% while reducing CO2e emissions by 1,594 tonnes through this work

Explorer West Middle School receives furniture donations from Engie
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Seattle’s Explorer West Middle School upgrades shared spaces

We value the donated furniture for use in our classrooms, hallways, and gym. We have been re-envisioning some of our spaces as we focus on keeping students safe and healthy and have set up new work and play spaces throughout our building.

Carol LaMotte, Director of Finance and Operations

Talk to our Texas team today and see how Green Standards model can work for your company and community.

More Client Stories in Texas

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ENGIE expands ESG impact through sustainable reuse program