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Cx Associates Expands Sustainability Commitment Through Carbonfree® Partnership

July 14, 2020

Cx Associates focuses on helping its engineering services clients lower operating costs, improve productivity, and reduce the environmental impacts of their operations.  The firm specializes in building commissioning, retro-commissioning, building system efficiency upgrades, and energy program design, verification, and evaluation.

Cx Associates recently expanded its own sustainability initiatives by joining the Carbonfree® Small Business Partnership Program, neutralizing almost 80,000 pounds of carbon emissions from its estimated annual business operations.  That’s equivalent to the carbon emissions produced by driving a typical passenger car almost 90,000 miles.

“Partnering with Carbonfund.org is another way Cx Associates is putting our money where our mouths are. We advocate for extending the fight against climate change beyond our work within the field of engineering, and we seek to operationalize environmental responsibility wherever we can,” explains Lauren Hagen, Operations & Marketing Coordinator.  “This is a concrete way for us to offset the impact of our business operations, and we appreciate Carbonfund.org for providing the opportunity to do so!”

Sustainability is at the core of Cx Associates’ culture. Beyond the firm’s services to improve the way buildings work for people and planet, Cx Associates also do their best to practice what they preach internally by:

  • Offsetting estimated annual operational carbon emissions through partnership with Carbonfund.org (100% offset as of 2019)
  • Offering on-site composting and recycling
  • Buying sustainably sourced products whenever possible
  • Offering a “green incentives” program to all employees to encourage a more sustainable commute, including bus passes, CarShare Vermont membership, benefits for walking or cycling to work, and vehicle efficiency maximization benefits

Through all these efforts, Cx Associates strives toward serving and improving the “triple bottom line” of People, Planet, and Prosperity.  Cx Associates is engineering a future where buildings are better and more environmentally-sustainable.