At Inside Edge, we believe that we need to be stewards of our environment in our daily actions. Here are just some of the ways that we act responsibly together to minimize our footprint.
Our Online Systems:
True to our company's vision statement, our company embraced the universal environmental priority of "going paperless" by creating "IEX" - -our proprietary on-line project management system (which captures job related photos, plans, specifications, job notes, invoices etc.) and stores them electronically. For example, when construction related documents are received in paper form, Inside Edge converts them to electronic format for ongoing use. This was an intentional move toward efficiency and environmental responsibility - - which ultimately can improve responsiveness to our customers. IEX also contains a "Geo-locator" that enables us to minimize travel time and distance between a labor installer's location and the job site, thereby reducing fuel emissions.
Our Office Space
When we built-out our new office space in 2010, it was comprised of many sustainable attributes. Our office furniture was all refurbished cubicle systems and was “re-used” thereby extending the products useful life. The flooring throughout the space was made with recycled content and can be recycled at the end of its useful life. In many areas we used a wall base from Johnsonite called rePLACE ® that is installed without adhesives and can be recycled. All the paints and adhesives used contained low or no VOC’s.
Our Telecommuting Program
As a service based business, we have employees operating at our corporate office, working in the field, or telecommuting from a home based office. Our telecommuting program reduces the environmental footprint by eliminating the need for daily commuting in a car.
Reducing internal waste and our carbon footprint – Collectively we:
- Recycle cans, bottles, plastic and paper
- Use reusable water bottles and coffee mugs
- Eliminated paper and Styrofoam cups
- Reduce what is printed, and print double-sided
- Print only in black and white whenever possible
- Turn off computers at night and use power savings settings in the daytime
We purchase recycled paper and print our marketing materials on recycled paper. We purchase fluorescent light bulbs for our offices lighting needs.