Creating a sustainable, eco-friendly community is incredibly important to those in Oakland and the surrounding Bay Area community – and Pipe Spy is proud to do our part to contribute to these efforts.
We’re proud to announce that Pipe Spy is now “Green Certified” as a part of the California Green Business Program, an initiative to promote and create a more environmentally-friendly California and Bay Area.
What is the California Green Business Program?
The California Green Business Program is a network of California cities and counties focused on building a vibrant and healthy green economy. This network works with small to medium-sized businesses across all industries in California to promote healthier environments and communities and conserve valuable resources and energy through responsible, environmentally-friendly business practices.
What does it mean to be Green Certified?
Green Certification isn’t just about receiving a certificate – it means practical efforts to build a healthier community and environment.
According to the California Green Business Program, certified businesses have saved:
- 835,334 metric tons of CO2, or the equivalent of planting 44,161 acres of urban trees for 10 years
- 333,586,553 kWh, or the equivalent of powering 30,616 houses for an entire year
- 432,917 metric tons of waste, or the equivalent of 54,591 garbage trucks
- 149,943,108 gallons of water, or the equivalent of 428 bathtubs of fresh drinking water every hour
- 31,566 gallons of hazardous waste, or the equivalent of 574 fifty-five gallon drums
- 13,444 gallons of fuel, or the equivalent of 23 cars
Our Green Certification means that at Pipe Spy, we’re making a difference in promoting and creating a “green” community.
The Importance of Green Certification
At Pipe Spy, we recognize the importance of responsible, sustainable business. We firmly believe in the motto, “One planet.” We only have one planet – and we have a responsibility, as individuals and as a business, to protect it as best we can.
Whether it’s using post-consumer recycled paper around the Pipe Spy office, driving one of our hybrid vehicles to check in with a client, or recycling more than 95% of the materials we collect from the field, we strive to set the gold standard in being as “green” as possible. Being Green-certified and a part of the California Green Business Network is just another step in being an industry and community leader in creating a healthy, sustainable Oakland and Bay Area.
Our Commitment to Responsible, Sustainable Practices
Our Green Certification starts with us – our internal commitment to building a sustainable, environmentally-friendly business in Oakland and the surrounding Bay Area. Even before providing our trenchless sewer repair or replacement services, we take a “look in the mirror” approach; we work to make sure that our internal practices reflect our commitment to creating an environmentally-friendly community in the Bay Area. Some of these practices include:
- Special storm drain covers in-house to prevent chemical, dirt and debris spills into the storm water
- Monitoring our solar energy efficiency and upgrading our system as technology updates
- Developing a ‘Green Team’ to support our sustainability efforts and compliance
When out in the field, our team of sewer repair experts make sure that we’re doing everything possible to not disrupt the surrounding environment through environmentally-friendly plumbing and sewer repair practices. This includes:
- Preventing run-off into storm water and other water conservation actions and measures
- Recycling materials such as cast iron piping, wood, metals and pallet materials collected from sewer repair and other plumbing projects – over 95% of job by-product waste is recycled
- Using low-emissions tools and equipment while in the field
- Sustainable landscape restoration, including re-using dug-up dirt in covering and repaving decomposing waste at local landfills
Additionally, all of our work is done by our team – no sub-contractors necessary. This ensures that all of our work is done properly, effectively and within the high green standards we set for our work.
Environmentally-friendly Plumbing & Sewer Repair Services
When looking for sewer repair services, it’s important to find a partner who gets the job done right. This means not only getting the job done effectively, but it also means finding a partner who takes pride in getting work done in an eco-friendly and sustainable way.
Pipe Spy has been a part of the Oakland and Bay Area community since 1998, serving as a leader in sustainable sewer repair and plumbing services. Our expertise, knowledge and experience ensures your sewer repair will be effective, efficient and environmentally-friendly.
Interested in choosing Pipe Spy to be your sewer repair and plumbing partner? Contact our team to learn more about our services.