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).

  • Replacing a clogged air filter can restore lost fuel efficiency of up to 10%.
  • Check the air pressure on your tires — properly inflated tires can increase fuel efficiency by 3.3%.
  • Take your time, Part One — Driving within the speed limit can improve fuel efficiency by up to 23%.
  • Take your time, Part Two — Slamming on the brakes and accelerating too quickly can reduce fuel efficiency up to 33%.
  • Keep your car tuned up — Routine maintenance can up fuel efficiency by 4%, and fixing bigger problems can improve efficiency up to 40%.

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.

Some of the steps we’ve taken within our offices are:

Click here to read Stewart's Green policy