Case Studies

Results matter. iReuse’s team of sustainability experts deliver measurable results for every client, whether their focus is on energy efficiency, water conservation, waste reduction, green procurement, certification programs, or carbon footprint analysis. From property management companies to utilities to large banks, our customers appreciate our hands-on, collaborative approach and complete transparency in reporting our results.
Delta Dental Case Study

Sustainability Management

In 2008 Delta Dental’s executive team realized the need for an enterprise-wide sustainability transformation in order to extend their industry leadership.  Seeking expertise, Delta Dental partnered with iReuse to assess their key environmental impacts and transform their business.  Three years later, Delta Dental has a vibrant sustainability program that transcends organizational boundaries to extend across the enterprise, from Information Technology to Finance and from California to Georgia.

Results

  • Created over $900,000 in savings a year through resource efficiency and sustainability measures
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 10% over baseline in three years
  • Increased purchases of environmentally preferable administrative products from 10% of total in 2008 to 50% in 2010.
  • Reduced waste bills by 25% and increased diversion by 20% over baseline. 

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Delta Dental Case Study

Waste Reduction

In 2010, one of the largest utility companies in the country asked Cushman & Wakefield for help putting together a waste reduction program.  Cushman turned to iReuse for our experience and expertise and after a short pilot, the program was launched at 48 locations. iReuse developed a proprietary toolkit for the utility as well as provided on site implementation support at key locations. Requiring the coordination of dozens of outside suppliers to route and client personnel, this successful program won a prestigious internal environmental award.

Results

  • Created over $100,000 in annual savings
  • Increased waste diversion by 12% over baseline
  • Over 3,424 tons diverted annually 

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Delta Dental Case Study

Environmentally Preferable Procurement

iReuse developed a robust Environmentally Preferable Procurement (EPP) solution for Delta Dental that brings together over 200 stakeholders to drive sustainable purchases across the organization. With a focus on transparency and financial savings, the program has been a model for other organizations and has earned Delta awards at various industry gatherings.

Results

  • Over $400,000 in annual savings
  • Increased purchases of environmentally preferable administrative products from 10% of total in 2008 to 50% in 2010.
  • Over 284 Metric tons of CO2e reductions

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Berg Holdings Case Study

Resource Efficiency

Established in 1997, Berg Holdings is a Sausalito-based realty investment and property management company that manages 11 properties in Marin County. Since July 2008, iReuse has implemented waste diversion and energy efficiency programs at three Berg Holdings managed commercial office buildings in Sausalito, CA.

Results

  • Reduced energy usage by 8% since January 2010.
  • Decreased waste cost by 60% since November 2008.
  • Increased waste diversion from 5% in November 2008 to 66% in May 2010.
  • Achieved the first Energy-Star certification for an office building in Sausalito, CA.

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Software Company Case Study

Waste Reduction

This world leader in 2D and 3D design software for manufacturing, building, construction, engineering, and media and entertainment is headquartered in Northern California and has offices around the globe and over 7,000 employees worldwide. They believe in making a positive social and environmental impact.

Since December 2008, iReuse has helped this client to reduce its waste consumption at its Northern California locations, which includes its global headquarters. The three office buildings include 9 kitchens, 11 copy rooms, an atrium, and a café area.

Results

  • Increased waste diversion by over 30%
  • Saved 76% on waste bills
  • Saved the equivalent of 870 trees in avoided greenhouse gasses

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