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Here are the previous winners and just a few of the things they did to reduce their environmental impact!

Businesses with 1 to 10 employees

2013 Winner: EcoAmmo

EcoAmmo provides sustainable building design and construction consulting as well as sustainable operations consulting, carbon monitoring and event tracking for other business.

Some of their green initiatives include:

  • Integrating video commuting with out of town clients
  • Purchased a company Smart Car
  • Maintain a garden that supplies the office with fresh vegetables
  • Organizing company and client lunches at local restaurants that focus on local and organic foods

2012 Winner: Earth Legacy

Sustainable landscape designer

  • Designs include trees for shade and to sequester carbon
  • Creates edible landscapes which provide food for homeowners and resiliency to drought and pests
  • Landscape designs do not include lawns which eliminates the need for mowers
  • On construction projects, use existing soil and plant material as substrate and compost
  • Never using any chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides

2011 Winner: EcoAmmo 

EcoAmmo provides sustainable building design and construction consulting as well as sustainable operations consulting, carbon monitoring and event tracking for other business.

Some of their green initiatives include:

  • Use of energy-efficient lighting
  • Local food suppliers for catering
  • Paper-free office – no printer, fax or copier
  • Encourages clients to implement water saving strategies at events

Businesses with 11 to 50 employees

2013 & 2012 Winner: Manasc Isaac Architects

Architects, engineers and interior designers

  • Manasc Isaac designed province’s first LEED® certified building as well as Edmonton’s first LEED® Silver building
  • Installed solar panel sunshades on the south side of the building. They generate about 10% of building’s power saving about 12,500 pounds of CO2
  • Office does not require any air conditioning thanks to solar sun shades and operable windows that allow air circulation throughout the building
  • A roof deck garden grows vegetables and herbs

2011 Winner: Oil Country Engineering

Oil Country Engineering provides consulting, design and testing services to the oilfield manufacturing industry.

Some of their green initiatives include:

  • Systems operated with purchased 100% renewable energy
  • Vericomposting for lunch scraps
  • Offices cleaned with natural, biodegradable cleaning products
  • Creating a Goods Sharing website for employees to share belongings

Businesses with 51 to 100 employees

2013 & 2012 Winner: B&B Demolition

Specializes in interior demolition of commercial retail space as well as residential, commercial, and industrial sectors

  • B&B has achieved as high as 89% recycle rates when demolishing buildings
  • Installed scrubbers in all machines. Scrubbers reduce the amount of particulates that are released into the air in diesel fumes
  • Uses 3 battery-operated floor stripping machines
  • Regular Organic Box delivery of organic fruits and vegetables from local farms for office staff
  • Later this year, B&B Demolition will become LEED certified

2011 Winner: Urban Systems

Urban Systems provides consulting services in transportation planning, stormwater management, landscape architecture and community planning.

Some of their green initiatives include:

  • Renovated an existing downtown building for their offices
  • Purchases bus passes for employees and bike share program for employees
  • Meatless Monday potluck
  • Uses bicycle couriers for deliveries

For More Information

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Email sbecochallenge@edmonton.ca

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