green|light Certification

Compass is a longtime supporter and founding member of green|spaces, a Chattanooga green building non-profit whose mission is “working toward regional sustainability by progressing the way we live, work, and building Chattanooga and the surrounding region.”

Compass is a proud participant in green|spaces’ green|light program, a corporate sustainability certification program for Chattanooga businesses. The green|light program is a way for local businesses to assess their operations and find ways to operate more sustainably. Some of the actions we’ve taken at our office while working through the green|light program include:

  • Installation of a 12 kW solar panel array that will make our office a net-zero energy building.

  • Replaced our building’s aging roof with a high-reflectivity white roof and additional insulation to reduce our building’s HVAC requirements

  • Installed a garden of native and adaptive plants in areas of our property that had previously been uncovered soil.

  • Installed a rainwater harvesting system for both irrigation and to reduce our impact on the stormwater system.

  • Formalized a company wellness program and built an on-site fitness facility for employee use.

  • Redrafted our purchasing policies to ensure that we are sourcing environmentally responsible office supplies and equipment.

 

12 kW solar array

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