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How Green Is Your Corporate Relocation Service?

Posted by George Herriage on Tue, Apr 17, 2012

Every company today has a responsibility -- and multiple opportunities -- to put green practices in place. Corporate relocation service companies are part of an industry leading the charge when it comes to green initiatives.

When you select a corporate relocation service where environmentally-friendly practices are part of the corporate value system, the benefits will be felt throughout the relocation process.

Some signs that your corporate relocation service is “green?”

Paperwork reduction

  • A green corporate relocation service will provide most of their relocation management services over the Web, through Software as a Service, minimizing paperwork.
  • A green corporate relocation service will be open to virtual conferences and other ways to minimize commuting costs (and its effect on a company's carbon footprint)

Corporate Relocation Service Providers
A corporate relocation service will work with partners and subcontractors also committed to a green way of doing business. This includes working with:

  • Certified Green Realtors and EcoBrokers, who can help employees select eco-friendly housing
  • Appraisers who can accurately assess the value of a green home
  • Inspectors who understand environmental issues and can communicate these issues to clients
  • Household goods movers who use diesel-electric hybrid trucks, recyclable packing materials and boxes, and takes other steps to reduce their carbon footprint

By asking the right questions when you research a corporate relocation service and finding one that believes in green values, you can save money on relocation costs, reduce your corporate carbon footprint (and that of your employees) and know you're doing the right thing.

Topics: Corporate Relocation Costs, green business

Five Ways to Stay Green with Corporate Relocation Services

Posted by CapRelo on Mon, Feb 28, 2011

Maybe you've taken measures, such as switching to energy-efficient lightbulbs, changing over your corporate fleet of cars to hybrids, or using both sides of office paper (and then recycling paper when you're done.) Maybe you're more conscientious of which documents you print and what you keep in digital format.

Relocating your company is yet another opportunity to keep environmentally friendly practices in mind. Here are some easy suggestions you can employ before, during and after your move to stay green.

Energy Use and Your Relocation Services 

  • Your relocation services provider can help you find a building with alternative energy systems in place.

  • If you're building new construction, keep in mind that south-facing buildings receive more of the benefits of the Southern sun in the winter, while avoiding some of the hot mid-day sun from the West during the summer.

  • Remind employees they can get a tax credit for upgrading the appliances in their new home to EnergyStar-rated appliances. Your relocation services company can help create a package where relocation benefits cover a percentage of the purchase price for new EnergyStar appliances.

Paperwork and Materials and Your Relocation

  • Use boxes and packing materials that have been re-used -- and recycle or re-use them again when you're done. You can obtain boxes from places like liquor stores, local businesses and services like Freecycle. Your relocation services provider should hire household goods movers who use green practices, too.

  • Reduce paperwork by tracking expenses and relocation services online.

Real Estate and Green Practices

  • Work with certified Ecobrokers, as outlined in this article from Mobility magazine.

  • Offer incentives for employees who select homes with alternative energy systems, energy efficient appliances or other green practices in place. Look for houses and businesses facing South. Owners of EnergyStar-certified homes can save up to 30% on their utility bills.

  • Select new home locations that reduce employee's commutes to the new offices.

Topics: green business, Relocation Services

How Green Is Your Business Relocation Service?

Posted by Tamara Bianchi on Tue, Feb 15, 2011

Every company today has a responsibility -- and multiple opportunities -- to put green practices in place. According to an article in a recent issue of Mobility magazine, relocation management companies are part of an industry leading the charge when it comes to green initiatives. 

When you select a business relocation service where environmentally-friendly practices are part of the corporate value system, the benefits will be felt throughout the relocation process. 

Some signs that your business relocation service is “green”:   

Paperwork reduction

  • A green business relocation service will provide most of their relocation management services over the Web, through Software as a Software, minimizing paperwork. 
  • A green business relocation service will be open to virtual conferences and other ways to minimize commuting costs (and its effect on a company's carbon footprint).

Business Relocation Service Providers

A business relocation service will work with partners and subcontractors also committed to a green way of doing business. This includes working with:

  • Certified Green Realtors and EcoBrokers, who can help employees select eco-friendly housing 
  • Appraisers who can accurately assess the value of a green home 
  • Inspectors who understand environmental issues and can communicate these issues to clients 
  • Household goods movers who use diesel-electric hybrid trucks, recyclable packing materials and boxes, and takes other steps to reduce their carbon footprint 

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By asking the right questions when you research a business relocation service and finding one that believes in green values, you can save money on relocation costs, reduce your corporate carbon footprint (and that of your employees) and know you're doing the right thing.

Topics: relocation process, relocation management services, environmentally-friendly practices, green business, Relocation Services, relocation management company, Buyer Value Option

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