Fall 2019
The Environmental Star of Excellence Winners Are... 
Small Business

Fairfield Inn’s green team and cadre of 15 full-time associates earn this hotel high scores on sustainability and hospitality. Guests benefit from four tankless water heaters, low-flow showerheads, guest-room recycling bins and sustainably-harvested coffee. Two electric vehicle charging stations, an albedo roof and LED lighting are included in the green amenities at this 100% smoke-free hotel.

Residents enjoy valet waste service, Energy-Star appliances and energy efficient lighting. Cityscape boasts a 49% recycling diversion rate. Its green team recycles electronics, inkjet/toner cartridges and batteries. Green purchasing includes recycled-content products and environmentally-friendly cleaners. Cityscape’s Open Arms Foundation provides a home away from home to qualifying out-of-towners seeking medical treatment at local hospitals.   
Green Construction

Over 90% of the construction waste from Signazon.com’s 58,585 square foot building construction was recycled. Owners Rick Debus and Anita Li designed and directed the construction to ensure sustainability. A Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) roof offers energy savings. Extra insulation, LED lighting and landscaping with drought-tolerant Zoysia grass reduce the building’s carbon footprint. 
Corporate Campus

Green amenities for this financial powerhouse include LED lighting, 100% green energy, 14 electric vehicle charging stations and bicycles for on-campus use. In 2018, 1,200 tons of material including food and electronics were diverted from the landfill. Volunteer engagement includes planting trees with the Texas Tree Foundation, providing job search services for My Possibilities and Samaritan Inn clients, and mentoring with the Boys & Girls Clubs. 
Environmental Stewardship

Harley-Davidson Financial Services offers single-stream, textile, eyeglasses, cosmetics and dental supplies recycling. Associates enjoy eco-parking, bike racks and a book exchange. Volunteers participated in home builds with Habitat for Humanity Collin County, collected over 2 tons of peanut butter for the North Texas Food Bank peanut butter drive and participated in Harley-Davidson’s Teddy Bear Ride benefitting Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County. 
Green Business Certified

Propac, a marketing company that seeks innovative ways to engage buyers, has definitely engaged sustainability. LED lighting, motion sensors and timers offer energy efficiency. Single-stream materials, landscape waste, batteries and electronics are recycled. To conserve water, Propac installed a retention pond to funnel rain water into its drip irrigation system. Employees enjoy an onsite garden and volunteer for an annual coat drive.

Snappy Salads’ two Plano restaurants are purveyors of green. Founder Chris Dahlander is an authentic ambassador for green living—including wild-caught salmon and grass-fed beef on his menus. He is passionate about preserving our Earth’s resources. From serving up paper straws in his restaurants to offering free electronic waste collections twice a year, Dahlander considers Snappy Salads’ impact on the environment daily.