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Green Practices

 The Grass Isn’t The Only Thing That’s Greener at Liberty Mutual

Liberty Mutual Insurance is a great place to work for many reasons.  One reason is our commitment to making proactive “green” decisions that not only protect the environment and conserve resources, but that also promote a healthy work atmosphere for every employee.  Liberty Mutual is dedicated to reducing its carbon footprint and being a good corporate citizen where employees can be proud to work and where policyholders can be proud to reap the bottom-line benefits of being greener.

From improving a building’s natural light and air quality to constructing new facilities with energy-efficient designs, here are a few examples of how Liberty Mutual implements its “green” philosophy.

Green is the New Gold

Liberty Mutual has met the rigorous environmental standards of LEED certification for six buildings while simultaneously implementing changes to earn eight ENERGY STAR labels.   Liberty Mutual’s new 22-story Boston office building is designed to be more energy efficient than a typical large modern office building with a goal of achieving LEED Silver certification.

To meet the guidelines for all of these standards, the company applied a wide range of energy efficiency strategies including:

  • • Water conservation
  • • Waste management
  • • Use of nontoxic and recycled/reused materials
  • • Capital upgrades to HVAC systems
  • • Lighting control and occupancy sensor systems

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Because small changes made every day can make a big difference in the long run, the company also looks for ways to adopt activities that promote recycling and reduction of greenhouse gases. To that end, in 2013, Liberty Mutual:

  • • Saved nearly 74,000 trees and reduced landfill by more than 12,693 cubic yards by recycling l 7.6 million pounds of paper and using recycled paper throughout the company.
  • • Saved 30,227,611 gallons of water, 1,949,296 gallons of oil, 17,467,636 electricity KW hours and prevented 380,605 pounds of CO2 through secure shredding and office supply minimums.
  • • Replaced the 1,000-watt metal halide parking lot lights in its Dover, NH facility with 288-watt LEDs lights for a savings of 712 watts per fixture and a cost reduction of $458 per light.

Recognition

While the company implements “green” policies because it is the right thing to do for our employees and our bottom line, it is nice to be recognized for our efforts by others. Liberty Mutual Insurance is the proud recipient of the following awards:

  • • 2012 Facility Management Achievement Award for Best Practices, Sustainability Award from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Boston
  • • 2012Exemplary End User Award from the IFMA
  • • 2012 Engineer of the Year Award from Building Owners and Managers (BOMA) Boston
  • • 2011 Sustainability Award from the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA)
  • • 2010 Globe 100, True Green Companies from the Boston Globe
  • • 2010 Green Business Summit – Sustainable Design Award from Boston Business Journal
  • • 2009 Environmental Leader Award from Automotive Fleet magazine
  • • 2008 Best New Workplace/New Construction from CoreNetGlobal
  • • 2008 Office Building of the Year Award from BOMA
  • • 2008 Western MA Regional Silver Award from Mass Alliance for Economic Development

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