HARVEC
Member Since: October 2021
2002 Timberloch Pl, Suite 200, The Woodlands, Texas 77380, United States
Prerequisites 5/5
Community/Society 0/182
Workplace/Culture 2/301
Transportation 97/461
Consumption/Waste 69/569
Water Use 44/409
Energy/Emissions 82/984
Work From Home 0/663
Governance 0/272
Food Services 16/312

Completed Initiatives

Initiative Description
Points
To reduce scope 3 emissions, become a completely remote company, requiring no office space or regular transportation to/from work
75
50% of your power supply is from on-site renewable energy solutions (solar, wind, geothermal, etc.)
60
Plant native, regionally-friendly plants to minimize water use and impact on local habitat
20
Schedule regular maintenance on company vehicles to ensure each vehicle is operating as efficiently as possible to reduce emissions
18
Choose a pest control service that minimizes the use of toxic pesticides and the negative health effects on building occupants and the environment
16
Use at least 25% certified organic, fair trade, sustainably harvested, locally grown or other responsibly sourced food products and beverages.
16
Keep at least 50% of discarded materials out of the garbage/landfills.
16
Use an ENERGY STAR or similarly qualified energy efficient and water conserving dishwasher
16
Purchase ENERGY STAR or similarly qualified refrigerators, freezers, and food display cases
16
Purchase all office paper products made from 50-100% recycled materials
12
Use a drip irrigation system for watering landscaping
12
Properly dispose of all hazardous waste materials including batteries, paint and chemicals, lightbulbs, aerosol cans, and electronics
9
Install a filtered water tap or water bottle refill station that provide high-quality drinking water and encourage employees to use them in place of bottled water
8
Replace regular light bulbs with LED bulbs that last longer and save energy
8
Undergo regular and complete check-ups and maintenance of your HVAC or A/C system
8
Choose paperless billing with vendors, business partners, and suppliers when possible
6
Eliminate unnecessary paper usage as much as possible including forms, contracts, meeting agendas and materials, proofs, and drafts
6
Recycle or sell your used toner cartridges
4
Purchase recycled or remanufactured toner cartridges
4
Develop a paper reduction policy that clearly defines when and how items should be printed to significantly reduce paper usage and consumption
4
Change your HVAC or A/C filters every six months or more frequently as is recommended by filter type
4
Regularly test your irrigation system to ensure proper configuration, optimized watering schedule, and eliminate overwatering and waste
4
Print and copy double-sided when possible, to significantly reduce paper use and waste
4
Reuse, sell, or donate used or unneeded furniture, equipment, and office supplies
4
Use virtual meeting platforms to replace travel when possible
4
Designate your office as a smoke-free working environment with outside smoking areas 25 feet away from building entry areas and common walkways
2
Use ceiling fans in place of air conditioning when possible
2
Organize sustainability committee or green team to serve as your company’s leading advocates for greening efforts
1
Complete GBB’s Getting Started steps, including filling out your company’s Member Profile and the GBB Assessment
1
Develop a sustainability mission statement for your business and define your company’s core commitments
1
Populate your company’s green accomplishments in your EcoProfile
1
Announce your GBB Membership to all employees. Share the company green mission and commitment to become greener.
1