Zephyr Real Estate's Noe Valley Office Goes Green

Posted by Melody Foster-Brown — August 14, 2012

1344970420San Francisco, CA - August 13, 2012 - The Noe Valley office of Zephyr Real Estate recently achieved San Francisco Green Business recognition. Noe Valley is the first of Zephyr's six offices to accomplish this goal; the other branches are in the process of earning the distinction.

The initiative to 'go green' is led by a team of agents and enthusiastically supported by management and staff. Teri Cavanaugh, Rita Roti, Rey Doctora, Greg Polchow and Michelle Stephens are the agents who comprise the 'Zephyr Green Team.' They gather monthly to learn the process, identify suppliers, vendors and contractors and implement the necessary steps in a quick and efficient manner. Their work has paid off.

As a result of those efforts, the green Noe Valley office has thus far saved 6,860 pounds of CO2 greenhouse gas emissions, 6,496 kWh of energy, 25,516 gallons of water and 92 gallons of fuel. These numbers are based on statistics provided by SFGB.

"This is an admirable accomplishment, and we are grateful to those agents who made this happen, particularly Teri Cavanaugh who led the effort for our Noe Valley office," commented Aimee Arost, Partner/Sales Manager of Zephyr's Noe Valley office. "The other offices are on track to join San Francisco's distinguished list of green companies."

The San Francisco Green Business Association is comprised of three City agencies: SF Environment, San Francisco Department of Public Works, and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. The Association is a member of the Bay Area Green Business Program and the California Green Business Network. These firms all work to help businesses adopt environmental practices that are sustainable as well as profitable.

SFGB program standards were developed by industry experts, pollution prevention professionals, City inspectors and trade associations. They incorporate local ordinances and environmental services available in the Bay Area. For information on how to achieve the green certification, visit http://sfgreenbusiness.org/getting-started.

About Zephyr Real Estate

Founded in 1978, Zephyr Real Estate is San Francisco's largest independent real estate firm with $1 billion in gross annual sales and a current roster of more than 200 full-time agents. In 2010, Zephyr launched its new website, which has earned three web design awards, including the prestigious WebAward for Outstanding Website from the Web Marketing Association. Zephyr Real Estate is a member of the international relocation network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World; the luxury real estate network, Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate; and the local luxury marketing association, the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco. Zephyr has six strategically located offices in San Francisco, a business center in Marin County, and serves a large customer base throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit www.zephyrsf.com.

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