All tagged LEED Building

Mountain Gear

Mountain Gear is an outdoor gear company with a passion for sustainability. Their online catalog offers an extensive collection of gear for hiking, camping, backpacking, mountaineering, skiing, canoeing, and kayaking, along with men's and women's outdoor clothing and footwear. Mountain Gear's distribution center is LEED Gold certified, making it a healthy place to work with minimal environmental impact. The building also includes recycled carpets, low-flow plumbing, and efficient lighting. Mountain Gear employees are encouraged to use alternative forms of transportation, supported with an indoor bike room and on-site showers. The company subsidizes bus passes and gives incentives for carpooling and hybrid vehicles. Mountain Gear offers a community organic garden for employees complete with vermiculture worm composting. Mountain Gear's commitment to the environment extends to the products they sell. Their Sustainable Pick program lets online shoppers know which products are made from organic, recycled, or quickly renewable materials, or are made using Fair Trade practices. Mountain Gear actively works with suppliers to encourage more sustainable options. For charitable giving, Mountain Gear partners with The Access Fund, as well as a program that helps at-risk urban youth experience the outdoors.

Icebreaker - Merino Wool Clothing

Icebreaker produces a wonderful line of stylish merino wool long sleeve shirts, short sleeve shirts, zip turtleneck shirts, base layers, sweaters, jackets, hats, gloves, scarves and a full selection of merino socks. Icebreaker's commitment to sustainability is substantial. To start with, they have stringent supplier requirements. Their primary wool cleaning plant recycles its cleaning water, their spinning plant recycles heat, and their manufacturing plant uses environmentally-friendly dye. All manufacturing contractors are required to be working toward a global environmental assurance program, such as ISO 14001 and to consciously minimize environmental impact. Icebreaker's garment manufacturer, spinner, and sock manufacturer are all accredited to ISO 14001: 2004.

All of the cardboard that Icebreaker uses for packaging is either recycled or

Sierra Trading Post - Discounted Outdoor Gear

Sierra Trading Post is a huge outdoor gear store that carries hundreds of major brands of outdoor gear at discounted prices. Over the years, Sierra Trading Post has sold more than 640,000 backpacks and 2,600,000 merino wool socks. They offer organic cotton clothing, wool shirts, and a wide range of men's clothing, women's clothing, underwear, hats, gloves, sweaters, shoes, outdoor gear, pet supplies, luggage, bed & bath, and household supplies. Most orders are shipped within 24 hours. Sierra Trading Post is part of The TJX Companies and they practice a wide range of sustainability initiatives including energy efficiency, waste reduction, inhouse recycling, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for one of their home office buildings, carbon offsets, solar and geothermal technologies on some buildings, and they hae begun testing alternative fuel vehicles for distribution. TJX is also committed to causes that help support families and children.

Sierra Nevada Brewing

In 1979, Ken Grossman started Sierra Nevada Brewing in Northern California. He pioneered small-scale brewing long before it became popular. Reduce, reuse, and recycle was his business model from the start. Today, Sierra Nevada Brewing has been recognized locally, statewide, and nationally for their accomplishments in reducing their environmental impact. Their sustainability efforts include all aspects of the company including reducing energy, recycling, composting, generating biodiesel fuel on site, water conservation, recycled and low material packaging, growing their own organic hops and barley, restoring nearby forests, and striving for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in new building design. Sierra Nevada products are found throughout the U.S. at major retail locations.

New Belgium Brewing Company

New Belgium Brewing Company was founded by an electrical engineer and a social worker, so it only makes sense that New Belgium has always looked for ways to be energy efficient and socially responsible. Through embracing new technologies, seeking out alternative forms of energy, and reducing waste, New Belgium strives to do well by the environment. Sustainability efforts are well documented on the New Belgium website and include LEED certifications, energy efficient buildings, water conservation, and organic ingredients in some of their beer. Their products, including the well-known Fat Tire Beer, are widely available in the U.S.