Salt Palm Development Reduces Carbon Footprint with Carbonfund.org
Tuesday, 24 July 2018
St. Petersburg, FL-based Salt Palm Development creates high-end residential, sustainable and responsible developments for the Tampa Bay, Florida region. With focus on high functioning luxury designs, Salt Palm makes business decisions considering environmental and societal impacts. Salt Palm also is directing a portion of profits and resources toward community improvement endeavors, working with like-minded organizations regionally and globally to help foster more widespread and deliberate corporate responsibility in Florida.
Salt Palm Development is the first real estate development Certified B Corp in Florida and the Southeastern United States, committed to improving the lives of our employees, partners, vendors, clients, and buyers, in part by practicing more deliberate environmental responsibility and sustainability.
Recognizing that carbon emissions are a leading cause to warming and damaging the planet, Salt Palm and its partners know that taking care of people and planet is first priority and are trying their best to be better for the world. Since inception, Salt Palm has adopted environmentally friendly initiatives and energy conservation ideas to not only reduce their carbon footprint but continually reduce their environmental impact. This year, Salt Palm took the additional step to neutralize its carbon emissions from office energy usage, commuting and business air travel through Carbonfund.org. By calculating these emissions and making a donation to support Cabonfund.org’s reforestation projects around the world, Salt Palm continues to lead the real estate development industry in its commitment to sustainability.
Salt Palm is committed to solar on 100% of its new developments and its recent Sabal Smart Homes project is fully solar-ready. With the solar option, each Sabal Smart Home will eliminate carbon dioxide equal to:
• Planting 3,285 trees.
• 282,000 auto miles or 14,382 gallons of gas.
• Recycling 446 tons of waste instead of sending it to a landfill.
• 137,393 pounds (68.7 tons) of coal burned.
• And help avoid use of 3,434,500 gallons of water by thermoelectric power plants.
“As children, we learn there are natural consequences to our actions. When we become adults, we continue this process of growing from our mistakes and making right what we have wronged,” explains Jared Meyers, Founder/Chairman, Salt Palm Development. “Carbon emissions result in a loss of habitat, loss of life and climate change. Reducing our ecological footprint and purchasing carbon offsets from a responsible organization is how we settle this debt.”