Walking Our Talk
In everything we do as a company and as individuals, we strive to walk our talk. We believe sustainability is…
Energy Our downtown Tucson office is heated by a solar assisted hydronic heating system and we generate electricity from our 5.28 kWh photovoltaic array. We use energy-efficient compact fluorescent lights, equipment, and appliances.
Water We have a greywater system that irrigates the native plants in our yard. We use e-mail whenever possible, but when we have to print materials we do so using recycled paper.
Transportation We are a dedicated crew of cyclists and we encourage bicycling to work. When getting to some job sites, we utilize bicycles with trailers. When we have to drive, we schedule multiple errands at a time, carpool, and drive vehicles powered by biodiesel, hybrids, an all electric Nissan Leaf, and the most fuel efficient trucks we can find for the job.
Purchasing Where we put our dollars matters to us. We prioritize both local and socially and environmentally responsible products and vendors, from our paper products to our work uniforms to our web designers.
Employees Our team is inspired by their work, their co-workers, and their own personal development. This dedication and inspiration is exemplified in their work. As a company, we value and respect the views of each of our employees and encourage everyone to express themselves so that we can draw on the perspectives and talents of each member of our team. We see our employees also as members of families and of the greater community, and therefore offer flexibility with time-off and scheduling.
Community We believe education is the means to a sustainable future. We have created and implemented education programs in Tucson schools in conjunction with Tucson Unified School District, the Environmental Education Exchange, and Tucson Electric Power. We have also offered and assisted with community workshops in cistern installation and regularly attend and participate in community exhibits and demonstrations.
Solar Grant Since 2008, TFS has awarded solar grants to local non-profits that match our values of sustainability. We have awarded seven systems to date in our annual, and sometimes bi-annual grant process. You can learn more about our grant program, and see the system recipients here.