Ride Green in the Bay Area
Your Environmentally Friendly Limo and Towncar Transportation Company in the San Jose, Santa Clara and San Francisco Areas
El Paseo Limousine has taken unprecedented, preemptive actions to reduce its impact on the environment by launching a comprehensive program to address climate change issues.
The El Paseo plan is based on the belief that the uncertainty and risks presented by global warming are so great that it is better to take action immediately rather than wait for scientific research and technological improvements to “fix” climate change.
Our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint has led us to becoming a founding member of the Limousine Environmental Partnership (LEAP) LEAP’s philosophy is simple – Reduce, Renew and Offset. Every LEAP partner, including El Paseo, is taking action to reduce carbon emissions, support the renewable energy industry, and neutralize the remaining carbon output.
Today, El Paseo is 100% carbon free.
El Paseo and LEAP are committed to the development and maintenance of an environmentally-friendly business model. Through our comprehensive initiatives, we are setting the emission reduction standards for the executive ground transportation industry in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
El Paseo is proud to be part of the first organization of transportation industry veterans and environmental experts working together to promote eduction and action within the executive ground transportation industry to address the problems created by climate change.
Simply put, our partnership in LEAP is supporting a common sense approach for our company and industry to transition to a cleaner, more environmentally friendly service. At El Paseo, LEAP has implemented a comprehensive program designed to help us exceed industry standards by providing detailed auditing, goal setting and carbon offsetting.
We have introduced comprehensive and customized strategies to our operation that will, over the next five years, result in a significant reduction of the company’s energy consumption.
Today, El Paseo is actively involved in:
- A Carbon Emissions Inventory Assessment
- Emissions Goal Setting (in conjunction with EPA)
- Integration of Greehnouse Gas (GHG) Reduction Strategies
- 100% Carbon Offsetting
- Voluntary Reporting to the EPA
- Using FlexFuel vehicles that run on gasoline, E85 (a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline) or a combination of both
- Utilizing Active Fuel Management technology that allows our SUVs to use all cylinders when power is needed and fewer cylinders when practical for better mileage
We have installed energy reduction strategies throughout every aspect of our business. By converting all of our paper documents, including confirmations, receipts, and invoices to digital formats, we have reduced our use of paper by more than 50%. All light fixtures have been equipped with Energy Star certified compact fluorescent light bulbs that are 75% more energy efficient than standard bulbs.
Even El Paseo’s promotional materials have been made more sustainable and are now printed exclusively on recycled paper or are available in digital formats. We have also instituted a buy green preferred supplier partnership and make every effort to develop relationships with suppliers that have established sustainability programs.
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