SVA is pleased to announce that the company is profiled in Sustain Dane’s MPower 10-Year Anniversary Booklet for their sustainability efforts. The annual MPower booklet highlights companies that have graduated from the MPower Business Champions Program. This program is a one year, fully-customizable program for business and organizations in the Greater Madison Region that want to reduce their environmental impact while saving costs and creating a healthier and more engaging workplace and community. The MPower Champions Program is a proven and nationally recognized model for achieving sustainability success from within an organization.
SVA took a data-focused angle on their sustainability projects. For example, in their parking lot they replaced twelve 400-watt HID lamps with 120-watt LED lamps of the same brightness. This saves $1,545, 14,717 kwh, and 32,000 pounds of carbon annually. Another project requires all business tax returns to be e-delivered which saves 150,000 sheets of paper, $1,500, and approximately 10 trees. They also looked at their water consumption footprint and changed their outdoor sprinkler system to only be on when needed. This saves 90,000-125,000 gallons of water per year which equates to 5-6 backyard swimming pools worth of water, $240-$335 annual cost savings, and 396-550 lbs. of CO2 emission avoided. Their green team found success by looking at energy, waste, and water. They are happy with these results, but excited to see how much further they can go.
For more information about the MPower Business Champions Program, visit www.sustaindane.org.
About Sustain Dane
Sustain Dane is the sustainability organization of Dane County. We believe that change happens when inspired people take action. We partner with sustainability champions who want to transform Dane County into a healthy, thriving place for everyone. Sustain Dane leads programs in communities and businesses that promote sustainability for the planet, people and the bottom line.