Associated Industries

Benefiting the Environment and Their Budget

A shared service organization supporting over 1,200 companies in eastern Washington with legal and human resources services, Associated Industries has partnered with Resource Synergy to better manage their energy, water and waste. This program has delivered significant results to both their bottom line and environmental impact.

Resource Synergy first implemented an office recycling program including desk-side availability of single-stream recycling and mini hanging waste baskets. This process delivered waste savings of 76% to Associated Industries by increasing recycling volume by 400% and reducing trash volume by 83% - bringing the trash dumpster down from a 6 yard to 1 yard.

The Resource Synergy team then built on the success of the recycling program through a comprehensive energy efficiency program. Within the first 3 months, energy consumption had dropped by 43% and employees reported greater comfort.

Significant water savings opportunities have also been identified and are expected to be implemented in 2019.