Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

Turn It Off

Turn off computers and monitors whenever you’re away for extended periods of time.

Replace Fluorescent Tubes

Replace fluorescent T8 tubes with more energy efficient T12 tubes.

Buy Local

Try to buy locally produced and manufactured products.

Commute Wisely

Encourage alternative transportation or public transportation for commuting needs.

Compost Food Waste

Divert food waste from landfills and into compost centers.

Use Green Energy

Sign up to a green energy supplier or check if your local energy supplier has green
energy options.

Check Your Thermostat

Raise the thermostat in the summer/spring months and
lower it during the fall/winter.

Use Fuel Efficient Vehicles

Replace standard vehicles with more fuel efficient or alternative fuel vehicles.

Proper HVAC Maintenance

Maintain HVAC system with proper maintenance. This ensures HVAC systems run as designed and increases their efficiency.

Paper Use

Replace standard paper products with high recycled content paper.


Set up recycle areas to encourage recycling of paper, plastic, aluminum and cardboard.

Use Energy Star Appliances

Replace old appliances and equipment with Energy Star equipment.

Use Energy-Efficient Bulbs

Replace conventional light bulbs with CFL or LED bulbs. These bulbs use 20% less energy than conventional bulbs and last up to 15 times longer.

Rudolph and Sletten: We're Green.

Rudolph and Sletten is committed to making a difference. It is within our power to build sustainable projects while maintaining costs comparable to traditional construction. It is our job and our pleasure to help our clients evaluate the benefits of green building and explore the long-term cost saving.

At 37%, Rudolph and Sletten has the highest percentage of LEED Accredited Professionals when compared to all other general contractors. And we’re not stopping there. By 2012 all of our construction professionals will be LEED accredited.

Our commitment and experience makes Rudolph and Sletten the number one source for sustainable construction. We are the builders of the largest green project in Silicon Valley. Since building our first green project for Shaklee in 1996, we have gone on to build over 6.5 million square feet of green construction in California. Right now, we have 2,200,000 square feet of sustainable space under construction.

Equivalent Trees Planted

Tons CO2 Offset

These counters highlight the equivalent offset we have achieved from our Carbon Footprint Reduction Program implemented in 2008.

Latest News in Sustainable Construction

Green Source—April 2007

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Environmental Design & Construction—August 2007

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