Marborg Industries

Santa Barbara, California

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Project Achievements

  • LEED-EB: O&M v2009 Platinum Certification
  • County of Santa Barbara Green Business Certification

Project Type


Project Size

5,005 SF

Project Summary

As the premier waste/recycling hauler of Santa Barbara County, MarBorg Industries is a leader in sustainability. Their commitment to improving the environment has grown beyond the services they provide and has been integrated into their corporate policies, operations, and values. MarBorg’s 5,005 square foot administrative headquarters incorporates many sustainable and energy efficiency measures including the development and implementation of over ten sustainable operations policies, indoor plumbing fixtures resulting in significant water use reduction, an interior lighting retrofit, and the installation of lighting/HVAC meters to better understand how the building is performing. MarBorg Industries is certified as a Green Business through the Green Business Program of Santa Barbara County and with the addition of their achievement of LEED-EB: O&M Platinum certification, has become a recognized icon for their commitment to sustainability and continuing to reach above and beyond.

Project Highlights

  • 42% reduction of indoor water use
  • 64% reduction of irrigation water use
  • Among the top 34% of buildings of a similar type and usage in the country
  • Effective behavioral modification program and active participation of staff
  • Energy Start Score of 83 out of 100
  • 100% green waste recycled on-site
  • 80% building waste diverted from the landfill

Our Work

  • LEED project management, credit analysis, and full documentation services
  • Operational policy development and implementation
  • Stakeholder engagement and staff/personnel training/education
  • Behavioral modification and energy conservation program
  • Database development for building performance data tracking