Going, Going Green
At Easton, we believe environmental stewardship is everyone’s responsibility. So we’re committed to finding ways to increase eco awareness and reduce our environmental footprint.
We know that change takes time. But we also know that small changes can make a big difference. That’s why we’re going, going green. It’s a process. And an evolving one.
As we strive to do our part to preserve and protect the planet, we’re delighted to share the steps we’re taking. And we invite you to join us on the journey to greater sustainability and greendom!
Recycle & Reuse
We have 11, 2-yard co-mingled containers for recycling glass and plastic throughout the property. Every desk in every office has a copy paper recycling receptacle. And eight of our loading docks house cardboard recycling compactors. While restaurant waste can sometimes contaminate cardboard, we’re increasing the percentage recycled. Plans to add more cardboard-only dumpsters are in the works.
Every desk in every office has a copy paper recycling receptacle. Our handouts are printed on recycled paper. We send outdated directories, coupon books and other print materials to a recycling facility. And internal memos and forms are circulated electronically to conserve paper.
Although we do not accept light bulbs for recycling, Lowe's - our neighbor in Easton Market - does!
If you have used batteries, bring them to the Guest Services Desk. We’ll make sure they’re properly recycled. We accept Alkaline, NiCd, NiMh, Lead, Mercury, and Lithium.
Electric Charging Stations
You’ll find a two-stall, level 2 electrical charging station on the second level of the East Parking Garage, as well as one two-stall level 2 station and three, two-stall level 3 stations at Easton Gateway. These are at no charge to you!
These pavers have been added to Town Center and Gateway parking lots, sidewalks and tree pits. They allow water to drain through and back into the groundwater system, cutting down on runoff that would otherwise enter the local water systems potentially bringing harmful materials along the way.
Fossil Fuel Emissions
Our red/green parking lights reduce fossil fuel emissions by cutting down on the drive time of customers looking for a parking spot. We have street-legal electric golf carts for transportation around the property, which cuts down on fossil fuel emissions of gas powered vehicles.
Dyson Airblades are installed in the upper & lower level restrooms inside the Station Building as well as the restrooms off of The Strand West They dry hands in just 12 seconds, remove 99.9% of bacteria from the air, and use up to 80% less energy than traditional hand dryers.
We’ve converted to LED lighting in five parking garages, and added over 15,000 LED bulbs throughout the property. Automatic lighting controls are installed in utility, storage and other rooms used by Management and Operations. And during the holidays, Easton’s iconic 50’ Town Square Christmas Tree is outfitted with LED lights, using 1/6 the electricity of regular bulbs! Easton is in the process of switching the holiday tree at Central Park Fountain to LED lights as well.
Our escalators are equipped with sensory technology to detect traffic and use, reducing the power needed for continuous operation. And an Energy Management System is in place to ensure that all our lighting and mechanical equipment are aligning energy use and operation with actual need.
AARA (American Recovery & Reinvestment Fund Project) allowed us to update the following in 2011: lights in 4 parking garages, HVAC controls, 15,000 LED light bulbs, and our Escalators Power Management System. We participate in the AEP Smart Grid program which allows us to monitor our space effectively to ensure we’re taking all necessary steps to lower our electric usage. Together, these efforts will result in an annual savings of over 2,211,663 kWh of electricity. That’s enough to power 193 Ohio homes, and we’ll reduce carbon emissions by over 1,589 metric tons.
We are consistently exploring earth-friendly practices and possibilities.
Thank you for your partnership and support as we keep going, going green!
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