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SOHO Prospecting Goes Green

Everything we do has an impact on the planet. And the lack of sustainability and environmental responsibility has brought us some serious impacts. The Earth is showing many signs of worldwide climate change and according to a number of climate studies, the 20th century’s last two decades were the hottest in 400 years. As a result, the arctic ice is disappearing, sea temperatures have risen and we have faced massive rainstorms, hurricanes and droughts all around the world.

The good news is that we may have the power to reduce these symptoms, and at the same time improve the profitability of our companies through strategic investments. SOHO Prospecting believes that every company has the duty to be sustainable and take actions to improve the environment. And that’s exactly what SOHO Prospecting has done in a distinguished way.

SOHO Prospecting’s sustainable efforts begin with its main activity: the company conducts all business online. Additionally, half of the employees telecommute and the others are residents of Camarillo, where the company is located. That way we minimize fossil fuel carbon emissions and minimize infrastructure costs.

SOHO Prospecting’s team has also been educated to handle very little paper and the company recycles materials whenever possible. No hazardous materials are handled within the office – there is not even any natural gas input to the office.   These methods further reduce our operating costs.

Moreover, the company has powered the office with a solar electric system, cutting its electric bill in half and reducing significantly the use of pollutants in producing its electricity. The roof was surfaced with a “cool roofing” material which reflects the rays of the sun instead of transferring it to the office. As a result, the temperature is lowered and the electricity spent on air conditioning is also reduced. In addition, the design of the building allows solar ambient lighting in the office.  And our recent improvements to lighting and insulation infrastructure are 100% Title 24 compliant - California’s Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings.

“In a time when green is cool, we should also remember that green is profitable,” comments Dale DeHart, SOHO’s President.