Check Out These Eco-Friendly Businesses in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area
November 3, 2021
There are plenty of eco-friendly businesses in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Here are some of solar power installers Freedom Solar’s favorites.
Anna Sova Luxury Organics
Organic bed linens from Anna Sova
Anna Sova Luxury Organics provides an array of home and body products. The company’s inventory reflects responsible fair trade labor production from environmentally conscious facilities — all in support of organically made products.
Some of their products include:
- 100% Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) textiles
- Eco-conscious paint consisting of 96% food-based ingredients
- Plant-based bath and body products
- Certified sustainable wood products such as flooring and furniture
- Organic wool carpets with non-petrochemical carpet pads
The Beck Group
First Baptist Dallas project by the Beck Group
The Beck Group is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) specializing in commercial construction and architecture. Additionally, the company has an impressive technical staff with 35% being LEED Accredited Professionals.
Their projects are featured in a range of industries, including car dealerships, hospitals, nature centers, and corporate campuses. What’s more, they’ve incorporated sustainable design into every area that the budget will allow. Beck Group’s energy-efficient practices reflect the LEED rating system guidelines to reduce energy and water consumption, while also focusing on green building design.
Big City Crushed Concrete
Concrete dumping site used by Big City Crushed Concrete
Big City Crushed Concrete recycles crushed, clean concrete by turning it into rock material. As a result, they’re able to significantly reduce the amount of concrete waste that would end up in a landfill. Instead, you can use the recycled rock material for Flexible Base, asphalt for temporary roads, buildings pads, and more. They also provide onsite mobile crushing if needed.
Anyone from general contractors to homeowners can call Big City Crushed Concrete to dispose of their concrete waste. In turn, you’ll save money while attaining a more sustainable business model. Additionally, recycling and properly disposing of your concrete waste brings you closer to meeting LEED’s recycled material goals, which can help you gain a certification in the future.
Community Waste Disposal LP
Parked waste-disposal vehicle owned by Community Waste Disposal
Community Waste Disposal is a privately owned waste management company that provides its customers with reliable services, a wide selection of equipment, recycling programs, and vast hauling schedules.
As a result of their efforts, they’ve won a range of local, state, and national awards for their environmental efforts, including:
- The State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) Rick Fuszek Memorial Award for Outstanding Sustainable Materials Management in 2018
- The Outstanding Industry Partner Award in 2019 from the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA)
Full City Rooster
Café seating area at Full City Rooster
Full City Rooster is a coffee roasting studio and a gold-level Certified Green Business in Dallas. They use sustainable methods throughout their entire process, from coffee growing to harvesting, roasting, and finally brewing using a Loring Roaster — the most environmentally efficient roaster on the market.
Full City Rooster uses only single-origin coffees from individual or family-owned micro lots and socially responsible farms. As part of their eco-conscious business practices, they choose organic coffee selections that are bird-friendly, either maintained or managed through the Rainforest Alliance, and certified Fair Trade. Additionally, their decaf coffees are Mountain Water Processed.
The tree-filled courtyard at Good Coworking
Good Coworking is a gold-level Certified Green Business in Dallas and is home to eco-conscious coworking spaces that prioritize the environment without sacrificing functionality. They aim to spread awareness on how work of all kinds affects the people and environment around us.
The coworking space is pursuing a LEED certification as well as a WELL Building certification to facilitate the well-being and productivity of its members. Good Coworking uses ergonomic furniture, has ample access to natural light and excellent air quality, and provides wellness classes for members to feel closer to themselves as well as nature.
Transit stop via Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Rapid Transit is one of our favorite eco-friendly businesses in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but it also serves 12 surrounding cities. The company advocates for public transportation to curb individual carbon emissions. This is especially important in rapidly growing areas where commute choices make a substantial difference.
As part of their Go Green movement, they have a clean fuel technology program that has cut bus emissions by 68% over the last decade. Their new bus fleet, which began delivery in 2013, reduced the previous fleet’s NOx emissions by at least 90%. Additionally, they have an HOV lane network, carpool program, and Rail Green Line that significantly reduces total pollutant emissions.
Texas Instruments (TI)
Drone photo via Texas Instruments (TI) facebook page
TI is a technology powerhouse with a vast inventory of analog and embedded semiconductors sold to various industries. The Dow Jones recognizes the company for its sustainable practices in air emissions, greenhouse gas emissions, building design, biodiversity, and energy consumption.
For instance, some of TI’s green efforts include:
- Planting indigenous trees on various business and manufacturing sites
- Eliminating nonessential fluorinated gases
- Phasing out substances that deplete the ozone
- Improving the efficiency of buildings and equipment
- Securing supplies for renewable energy
Compost disposal for processing from Turn Compost
Turn Compost is a Dallas-based start-up that provides composting services to reduce food waste and potential trash headed to landfills. Moreover, turn is a Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), a certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE), an active member of the U.S. Composting Council, and a certified Green Service Provider with the Green Restaurant Association of America.
The company expanded their services by offering doorstep service to numerous zip codes in Dallas as well. As a result, they now have a range of drop-off locations surrounding DFW airport. Their goal is to bring awareness of food consumption, waste, and how we can collectively care for the environment more effectively.
Villa Santa Maria
Courtyard for social outdoor visits at Villa Santa Maria
Villa Santa Maria is a multi-family business with a silver-level Green Business Certification. As a senior-living community home, they prioritize sustainability by giving more power of choice to their residents.
For example, the senior home offers recycling throughout the entire housing complex and a compost garden onsite to reduce the large-scale food waste that’s typical in community homes. In addition, they donate a variety of furniture and textiles to avoid landfills and support reusability.
Contact Freedom Solar to Start Using Solar Power
Solar panel company Freedom Solar is yet another of the many eco-friendly businesses in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to check out. If you’d like to learn more about renewable energy or you’re ready to request a home solar installation, contact us today. Call us at +1 (877)795-0577 or complete our online inquiry form to begin your free consultation.
Looking to maintain, repair or upgrade your solar panel system? Freedom Solar has it’s own solar repair and maintenance department. Our experienced team is always ready to answer your questions.
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