Going green can also mean saving green. Getting better fuel efficiency means lowering your carbon emissions and your monthly fuel expenditures.
(Information pulled from fueleconomy.gov).
Welcome to the beginning of Stewart’s move to green. Why, you might ask, would a company launch a marketing plan about going green rather than being green? We’d like to think it’s because we’re being refreshingly honest in these days of over promises and green washing. We understand the importance of moving to green, and we’re working toward making not only our company, but the entire real estate transaction process more eco-friendly.
The title insurance industry isn’t generally thought of as environmentally friendly. And, for good reason the traditional title and escrow processes are extremely paper intensive and involve lots of paperwork being sent back and forth as well as a good bit of driving around for those involved in each transaction. The carbon footprint of the process has not, historically, been a small one. We’re working to change that. The goal of our Green Initiative is to make our offices as well as the real estate transaction eco-friendly.
We have created proprietary technology and programs that enable the entire real estate transaction from contract to post-close to be entirely paperless and to be managed using web-based software. One example of that technology is our online transaction management program SureClose®. This technology not only saves trees, it reduces the carbon emissions associated with the process. We’ve also created a rating system to judge our offices and provide official recognition for eco-friendly practices.