Benefit from carbon discounts: a step in the right direction
“Sustainability” has become a buzzword within the real estate community – and for good reason. Facility owners and managers are increasingly aware of the need to prioritize ESG (environmental, social and governance) strategies to fight climate change, preserve the value of assets and appeal to occupants and eco-investors. prospects.
Simply put: it pays to invest in sustainability. According to the Carbon Disclosure Project (GDP), supply chains are responsible for up to four times the greenhouse gas emissions from a company’s direct operations. It makes sense for companies to look for green suppliers within their supply chain in order to reduce their carbon footprint.
Based in Canada Executive carpet service, an ISO14001 certified supplier of floor mats is an example of a GREEN supplier. “Not many people think about how much difference rugs can make to climate change and sustainability, but the truth is that carpet materials and cleaning techniques are important factors,” says Jeff Grabinsky, vice president of business development at Executive Mat Service.
Embodying innovation: a case study
Executive Mat Service (EMS) is a specialist who answers this call. Founded in 1996, the carpet rental business works with clients across Canada to cover their
“Our goal from the start has been to tackle climate change from the point of view of embodied carbon, whether it’s the way we make our rugs or the way we clean them,” Grabinsky explains.
To do this, the company uses several innovations and approaches in carpet rental to bring a greener touch to the business. Highlights include:
Carbon friendly mat: EMS has developed the all new Weather-Stopper ™ mat, scientifically proven to improve the cleanliness and safety of buildings. Weather-Stopping ™ is more robust than traditional mats and contains 60% less incorporated carbon.
Patented cleaning technology: EMS uses a patented CDF carpet washing and disinfection system developed by company founder Kim Caron which reduces carbon pollution by 98%.
Carbon monitoring: EMS provides a measurement of the CO2 carbon intensity for each floor mat SKU on its billing. It also provides reporting services to help its clients monitor their ESG initiatives.
“If you think about it, most CO2 tracks focus on vehicles, your lighting, or the cement that goes into your building. What we’re doing is showing how the rugs going in and out of the building also have an impact, ”says Grabinsky.
Indirect scope 3 carbon emissions: Building operators who factor Scope 3 carbon intensity into their climate strategies quickly realize that mat programs have a significant carbon footprint. For example, a single 3 ‘x 10’ ‘floor mat maintained once a week produces up to 571 lbs of CO2 pollution per year. Switching to an EMS carpet program will reduce CO2 pollution by over 98%.
Billion pound CO2 challenge: Through this internal initiative, EMS is committed to helping current and future customers divert or reduce one billion pounds of CO2 by using EMS mat products and services. Additionally, the company maintains an online sustainability ledger that helps customers track their progress.
Crypto-cleaning: A little incentive never hurts. To this end, EMS has created an “eco-bit” cryptocurrency to reward low-carbon behavior among its customers. Eco-bit tokens are a new form of cryptocurrency. Each eco-bit represents 1 pound of CO2 reduction over a calendar year.
Financial rewards: EMS offers value added discount to new customers. After the first year of implementing their new EMS carpet program, customers can choose to have their building’s CO2 reduction quantified and validated by a third party. The results are then compared to the Canadian federal carbon tax rate, and the appropriate discounts are applied to the client’s second year of the program.
On the ground floor
The call for greener, more efficient and low-carbon buildings is hard to ignore. And whether driven by climate change concerns or by ESG-focused stakeholders, facility teams are taking that call as a signal to rethink all aspects of their operations.
“Sustainability is a big priority right now,” Grabinsky insists. “What we want to do is give facility stakeholders an easy way to achieve their ESG goals while equipping their spaces with strong and durable mats. “
Executive carpet service is the only Canadian carpet rental company certified ISO14001 (environment) and COR Safety in Canada. To learn more, visit www.executivemat.com, email [email protected] or call 1-877-290-7711.