FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES
SQUARE FEET OF OFFICES
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.
LANDFILL DIVERSION RATE (13,500 TONS)
EMPLOYEES WORTH OF FURNITURE
SQUARE FEET OF OFFICES
METRIC TONS OF CO2e EMISSIONS AVOIDED
Featured client stories from our work in Texas
1. United Airlines in Houston
“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.”
Senior Project Manager, Corporate Real Estate
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
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.
“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
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.
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