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BPS E-News: Realty Trust Group achieves Sustainability at Work Silver Certification

Realty Trust Group has always been a leader in sustainable business in Portland. They have been named one of Oregon Business SAW logoMagazine’s 100 Best Green Companies to work for the past three years. They were the first residential real estate brokerage in the country to measure its greenhouse gas emissions with third-party verification in 2009. After implementing a sustainability action plan in 2010, Realty Trust reduced its emissions by two tons of carbon — a 20 percent reduction in emissions — and achieved Sustainability at Work Silver certification.

Realty Trust’s achievements include:

  • Realty Trust has a policy of reviewing each of its vendors to ensure that they operate with sustainable business practices.
  • The majority of Realty Trust’s office supplies feature 30 percent or more post-consumer recycled content.
  • Approximately 30 percent of Realty Trust’s agents participate in DocuSign for paperless transactions, saving more than eight cases of paper in the first year.
  • Realty Trust Group’s Hawthorne office was the first business on Hawthorne Boulevard to install an electric vehicle charging station for public use.


For more information about Realty Trust achievements or Sustainability at Work, go to and go to “Find a Green Business.”