TUALATIN, Ore— Reitmeier, a commercial HVAC company serving the Portland, Oregon metropolitan and southwest Washington areas, recently announced that it is now a certified B Corporation – the first commercial HVAC company in the world to achieve this distinction.

“We are thrilled to welcome Reitmeier into the B Corp Community," said Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab. "Reitmeier joins a robust community of certified B Corporations redefining success in business, so that one day all companies compete to not only be the best in the world, but best for the world.” 

Leading a global movement to redefine success in business, certified B Corporations are a new kind of company that use the power of business to better their workplaces, their communities, and the environment. As a certified B Corporation, Reitmeier voluntarily meets rigorous standards for social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.  Reitmeier’s full B Impact Report is available to the public at www.bcorporation.net/community/reitmeier.

“Becoming a certified B Corporation solidifies the company’s mission and values," said Jeff Nusz, president of Reitmeier. "But our company embraced sustainable practices long before that. This certification validates what we already believe and have practiced for years.”

For example, Reitmeier is already close to being a zero waste stream organization and has incorporated the following into its practices to reduce, reuse, and recycle: installing water filtration system to eliminate the use of plastic water bottles; converting its dispatch board to all digital, saving around 10 reams of paper/month; recycling K-Cups through the Grounds to Grow On program; building its office headquarters according to LEED Silver Certified Standards; composting all leftover food in its break room; reclaiming/recovering refrigerants and all parts removed from HVAC units; investing in high-efficiency vehicles; recycling the used air filters removed from HVAC units; and practicing on-the-job-site reuse and reclaiming of all materials.

Publication date: 7/24/2018

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