Relocation Strategies, Inc. (RSI) is committed to going green and to helping its clients do so. At RSI it is standard procedure on every job first to consider how office furniture and equipment can be remanufactured or refurbished. The company works with many vendors to repair existing cubicles, touch up file cabinets, reupholster office chairs and do whatever else is necessary in order to prevent contribution to landfills.
According to Melissa Lamb Brown, President of the company, RSI reuses an average of 70% of clients’ existing furniture per job. Everything from office chairs to cubicles can be restored to a like-new condition. RSI’s promotion of the reuse of office equipment can award its clients with LEED points. LEED is an internationally recognized certification system measuring how well buildings and communities perform in their efforts to be green. LEED was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council to give appropriate attention to everything from water efficiency and energy savings to proper stewardship of resources. RSI recognizes that industry standards and government legislation will increasingly draw attention to the “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” motto in the corporate relocation arena.
“It’s not only beneficial to go green in terms of the environment, but it also saves green (dollars) by keeping your current items in use,” says Brown. She believes it’s a “win-win” situation when environmental consciousness meets financially practicality.
The company also takes care to properly recycle and redistribute CPUs, monitors and other computer parts in an effort to avoid sending them into the waste stream.
RSI also makes special efforts in its day-to-day business operations to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. From recycling paper, cans and bottles to purchasing products constructed of recycled materials, RSI’s green effort is apparent on a daily basis. Conservation and waste reduction is important at RSI. Brown says that it sets a good example when corporate culture reinforces the importance of recycling.