Morgan Drexen Surge Forward in the Fight to be Green

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Costa-Mesa based Morgan Drexen surge ahead in the fight to reduce their carbon footprint while many employers are cutting cut and downsizing.

Morgan Drexen Surges Forward in the FIght to be Green

"I would estimate we have already reduced printing by 50% in just 2 years ago," says Morgan Drexen Chief Operations Officer.

As budgets are cut and companies down sized California-based Morgan Drexen are surging forward in the fight to be green.

“Green is the new black,” according to Morgan Drexen (MD) Chief Operations Officer Rita Augusta.

Morgan Drexen provides integrated support and software systems to attorney across America using technology to facilitate paperless law offices. Like so many companies across the US Morgan Drexen began with recycling facilities throughout their 300+ company but soon realized that there was more to lessening their carbon footprint than recycling cans.

Many large corporations consider green options to be more costly however Augusta admits that being green can save money in the long-term.

“We are aiming for a paper-free environment, each month we save thousands of dollars on printing, toner, maintenance and paper costs alone. For every % in volume we reduce in printing we reduce equally in dollar amount. I would estimate we have already reduced printing by 50% in just 2 years ago. “

Neil Dinsay Operations Manager at Morgan Drexen says that being green saves both time and effort, “Using software to eliminate the need for copying and faxing allows employees to be more efficient since they do not need to get up from their desk to go to the printer or copier so there is time management saving as well.”

Morgan Drexen like many companies across the US is progressing to a paper free environment. “With our state of the art program MD can utilize different screens and operations so a majority of printing is eliminated. In addition, Morgan Drexen is pushing for electronic forms of communications such as email or faxes so we can decrease the quantity of traditional print and mail jobs,” adds Dinsay

Morgan Drexen has recently relocated to the Irvine company's newly acquired Pacific Arts Plaza. The additional ‘green’ outlook by the Irvine company adds to the success of Morgan Drexen’s plan reduce their carbon footprint.

“In our new Costa Mesa based office all lights are fitted with motion sensors and dual delay wall sensors in addition the building is also equipped with environmentally friendly lighting,” says Dinsay.

The toilet facilities at Morgan Drexen’s new global headquarters use the latest in sensor flush technology and low flow water usage which saves thousands of dollars each year on water costs. Heating, ventilation air conditioning (HVAC) systems are also in place allowing for automotive environmental comfort tied into a Thermal Energy Store (TES). The TES is an electrical load management system, which can reduce utility electricity demand.

According to the Irvine Company known for their outstanding green strategy. “We use green cleaning products in the buildings. We use green chemicals, green cleaning equipment like vacuums and microfiber cloths. With the reinvestment project continuing on the exterior of the Morgan Drexen building we are also installing a bioswale. This installation includes specific elements designed to remove silt and pollution from surface runoff water.

In recent months Morgan Drexen has encouraged cycle to work days and car-pooling. Morgan Drexen’s Chief Financial Officer car pools each morning from Mission Viejo with Morgan Drexen Assistant General Counsel Erich Schiefelbine. “We car pool to save both time and money reducing our personal carbon footprint. It is a goodt message to pass on to my children too,” admits Schiefelbine.

Later this year Morgan Drexen is also incorporating an employee coastal clean up program in collaboration with the California Coastal Commission.

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