They picked carpeting that has low voc's. The lights dim or shut off when they aren't needed and the heating and cooling units are all energy efficient.
It's not just what's going on inside the building that's green. Rochester Midland Corp. is encouraging employees to carpool. Therefore cutting down on carbon emissions. In exchange, they get a prime parking spot.
It all goes well with the principles that drive their product line. They avoid harsh chemicals that are bad for people and the environment. Instead they use bio-based ingredients with a more natural base. They also do a lot when it comes to sustainability.
"The way we package it is more sustainable in the way we use high concentrates. We use low amounts of plastic in the ones we have," says Foster.
They say customers notice a difference. "In Monroe County, when they shifted to our program, they got rid of 16,000 plastic bottles. It really reduced their carbon footprint, really improved the environment, and at the same time had a sustainable and green chemistry use."