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"We look forward to collaborations
with the Lorax people on our projects.
They provide value, insight, and
efficient support on a wide variety of
sustainable strategies. They have
proven to be very resourceful for our practice."

-William A.L. Gaudreau, AIA
President, Principal
Gaudreau, Inc. Architect Planners Engineers

Monthly Archives: May 2015

Lorax Reaps Benefits of Work from Home

This summer, Lorax is diverting CO2 emissions by working from home! 

For the first time ever, Lorax Partnerships has implemented a Friday Work from Home summer schedule.  During the 15 Fridays between Memorial Day and Labor Day, all Lorax Partnerships Employees are permitted to take their work home (or to the local coffee house, pool side, kitchen table, roof top deck, etc). 

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On Lorax’s very first Work from Home Friday, we are taking a step back to look at the benefits of working from home.  This new work from home policy increases productivity, cuts costs, and reduces Lorax’s carbon footprint. 

Poised and Productive

According to a Stanford University study, employees are more productive when working from home, than from the office.  In one case, worker’s productivity at CTrip, a Chinese based company, soared by 13% during a trial work from home period.  Work from home policies also increase job satisfaction creating better employee retention.  Employees who have work from home opportunities are 50% less likely to leave their company than their colleagues who are office bound.

Cutting Costs Creatively

By sending everyone home on Fridays, Lorax Partnerships is saving overhead costs.  Back in the office, lights are off, plug loads are minimized, air conditioning is reduced, toilets are going unflushed, and tap water is not flowing.  All of these reductions save money for Lorax.

Environment and Emissions

With our seven employees taken off the highways this summer, Lorax is dramatically reducing its carbon footprint.

Below is a table showing each employee’s contribution to Lorax’s carbon footprint reduction.  These calculations are based on 1.1 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions per mile for medium cars.

Employee

Daily Commute Length

Daily CO2 Equivalent

Emissions Reduction Summer 2015

Andrea

68.8 miles

75.68 lbs of CO2

1,135.2 lbs of CO2

Jackie

18.2 miles

20.02 lbs of CO2

300.3 lbs of CO2

Katie

0.8 miles

0.88 lbs of CO2

13.2 lbs of CO2

Kristy

42.8 miles

47.08 lbs of CO2

706.2 lbs of CO2

Krystal

54.6 miles

60.06 lbs of CO2

900.9 lbs of CO2

Maria

36.6 miles

40.26 lbs of CO2

603.9 lbs of CO2

Neal

36.6 miles

40.26 lbs of CO2

603.9 lbs of CO2

Total

258.4 miles

284.24 lbs of CO2

4,263.6 lbs of CO2

 

Over the course of 15 Fridays this summer, Lorax will divert 4,263.6 pounds of CO2… Continue reading

BIG NEWS: Lorax is Hiring!

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Lorax Partnerships is Hiring!

Lorax Partnerships, LLC is seeking innovative new talent, inspired worker bees, and service oriented professionals.  We are a rapidly expanding company, with 236 projects under our belt, looking to increase our capacity while staying true to our mission. 

We are seeking talented, enthusiastic, and service oriented individuals with a myriad of business, technical and communications skills, to fill experienced and entry level Project Management positions.  The optimal candidate will possess strong writing and organizational skills.

Background in sustainability and green buildings, particularly in the commercial real estate or design and construction industries is a strong plus.  Previous experience should demonstrate an ability to deliver in a fast paced, schedule driven, work environment.  Proficiency with business office software such as MS Office products is a must.

We are interested in potential new employees from all walks of life, professional backgrounds, and experience levels that are capable of tackling a steep learning curve.

Mission Statement

Our mission is simple: Provide our clients the means to minimize their environmental impact, where they work and how they work, while helping them save money and improve their bottom line.

What We Do

Lorax Partnerships provides sustainability and green building consulting services to building developers, owners, and occupants, as well as business owners, architects, and other real estate professionals interested in improving the environmental performance of their company, building or development project.

Our motivated and experienced project managers furnish building owners and developers with a single and knowledgeable point of contact for sustainable design, construction, and facilities management practices.

We work with organizations to integrate sustainability into overall business strategies through corporate environmental consulting; advising on waste management, energy usage, and operational efficiency.

We have depth and breadth of experience across a number of green building codes, standards, and rating systems.  Since our establishment in 2003, we have helped to streamline and expedite the building certification process for our clients in order to achieve their sustainability goals.

Who We Are

Lorax’s prime value to our clients and their project teams is our people.  The company consists of highly motivated and experienced staff that believes in the business, and what it stands for, and we are continually inspired by new challenges in a rapidly evolving industry.  All employees are accredited in one or more green building rating systems including Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design… Continue reading

CVS at Wilde Lake

 

CVS at Wilde Lake – Columbia, MD

Owner: CVS Caremark
Client: JC BARProperties
LEED NC 2009 Certified

The Wilde Lake Village Center was approved as a LEED Master Site, allowing all other development on the site to more easily achieve LEED certification. This LEED certification closely aligns with CVS Health’s overall Corporate Social Responsibility platform. Case Study

National Business Park 310

 

National Business Park 310 – Annapolis Junction, MD

Owner: Corporate Office Properties Trust
Client: Corporate Office Properties Trust
LEED C&S 2009 Gold

The building is a six story blast-rated office building, meaning the structure can withstand an explosive attack. The building’s skin is comprised of blast-hardened architectural precast concrete with punch windows. These safety precautions have been taken to protect the office building, as it predominantly houses government workers and government contractors due to its proximity to Fort Meade. Case Study

Eisenhower Fire Station

 

Eisenhower Fire Station – Alexandria, VA

Owner: City of Alexandria
Client: WGM Architects
LEED NCv2009 Silver

Eisenhower Fire Station is one of the first fire stations in Virginia to use a geothermal water source heat pump system. The vertical wells are located on-site under the parking lot. The Fire Station has 6 apparatus bays, residential facilities for the on call fire fighters, as well as a large space for the community to use. The project site sits on an old car impound lot, which was remediated prior to construction beginning on the new station. Not only does this project use geothermal, but is paired with very efficient mechanical equipment to maximize energy savings for the building. The project has also incorporated low flow water fixtures to reduce the amount of potable water used in the building. Case Study