Press Release: Elevate Building Commissioning Joins 1% for the Planet
Elevate Building Commissioning, LLC (Elevate) Announces Membership with 1% for the Planet
Portland, Oregon, 5/10/2017 – Elevate Building Commissioning, LLC joined 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of annual sales to support nonprofit organizations focused on the environment.”Our member companies have donated more than $150 million to our environmental nonprofit partners to date. Currently, only 3% of total philanthropy goes to the environment and, only 3% of that comes from businesses. The planet needs bigger support than this, and our growing network of member businesses is doing its valuable part to increase giving and support on the ground outcomes. Our members lead with purpose and commitment, characteristics that consumers support. We’re excited to welcome Elevate to our global network,” says Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet.
“As a new Oregon Emerging Small Business, we’ve made it a priority to work with organizations which have similar core values as our own. 1% for the Planet will help us achieve this goal while promoting local, sustainable non-profit business growth,” says Elevate President, Caleb Aring, PE. “Furthermore, it provides another avenue to raise green building awareness within our industry. Eliminating energy waste in existing buildings and new construction remains an ongoing challenge. Elevate Building Commissioning is excited to begin working with 1% for the Planet.”
Members of 1% for the Planet contribute one percent of annual sales directly to any of the approved nonprofit environmental organizations in the network. Nonprofits are approved based on referrals, track record and environmental focus. Thousands of nonprofits worldwide are currently approved.
About 1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet is a global organization, leading a network of businesses, nonprofits, and individuals working together for a healthy planet. Launched in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, former owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, our network consists of more than 1,300 member companies and thousands of approved nonprofit partners in more than 40 countries. Brands whose products and services feature the 1% for the Planet logo give 1% of sales annually to nonprofit organizations dedicated to protecting the environment. Our members have given more than $150 million back to the planet since 2002. Look for our logo and visit www.onepercentfortheplanet.org to learn more.
About Elevate Building Commissioning
Elevate Building Commissioning, LLC is an independent building commissioning firm newly founded in Portland, Oregon by brothers Caleb and Nathan Aring. Caleb and Nathan have over 15 years’ experience working as third-party consultants effectively managing existing building and new construction projects for owner teams. When not working, the brothers practice “leave no trace” principals while attempting to explore more than 1% of the planet. For more information visit www.elevatebcx.com and contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact:
Cate Starmer, 1% for the Planet
+1 (802) 861-0460