Mr. David's is determined to promote
green initiatives throughout our business.
In our office, in our partnerships, in our deliveries, and in our installations. Installing motion-activated lighting in our warehouse and office restrooms is one way in which we were able to reduce our corporate office’s energy consumption by over 50% when we moved into the building. You can see the actual numbers by opening the two electric bills here. To reduce paper consumption, our estimating department is fully computerized so plans are not printed and re-printed constantly and we are striving to electronically transmit as many documents as possible.

Mr. David's is also focused on reducing our carbon footprint through our fleet of company vehicles. Emissions from vehicles are one of the most obvious negative impacts on the environment, so we are pushing ourselves to look for greener solutions. Not only are we starting to integrate hybrid vehicles, all of our delivery trucks and vans have clean-burning diesel engines. Diesel engines are more efficient for two reasons: (1) they burn fuel at a much higher temperature than regular gasoline engines, which promote more-efficient fuel combustion, combined with (2) diesel’s higher energy density, resulting in less fuel providing the same power as gas engines. Half of our trucking fleet was replaced in 2010 by brand new trucks having the latest technology in clean burning diesel and plans are in place to replace the rest in 2011.

Our employees are just as dedicated to green initiatives as Mr. David's. Some employees are currently enrolled in LEED accreditation classes, many have worked on LEED compliant projects, and all of our sales force is encouraged to offer environmentally friendly options to customers. We are always striving to train our employees on the latest environmentally friendly products as well as services, such as carpet reclamation.

Mr. David's, with help from Starnet, is involved in the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), which is a joint industry-government effort to increase the amount of recycling and ruse of post-consumer carpet and reduce the amount of waste carpet going to landfills. Through this program, we are able to offer customers the ability to recycle their old carpet and present them with a certificate of recognition for their part in sustainable design.

For more information about the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), please visit http://www.carpetrecovery.org.
Year Carpet Recycled
2009 777,929 lbs
2010 642,251 lbs
2011 198,856 lbs
2012 58,442 lbs
2013 307,635 lbs
2014 18,855 lbs