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Green Zia Environmental Leadership Program MEMBERS:

Company / Organization City Member Since Current Level
EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. Albuquerque 2010 Silver
HB Construction, Inc. Albuquerque 2011 Silver
NASA White Sands Test Facility Las Cruces 2013 Gold
Raytheon Diné Facility Farmington 2011 Gold
U.S. DOE Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) ** Carlsbad 2010 Silver *suspended


*When an organization receives recognition from the Green Zia Environmental Leadership Program, their program membership is valid for 1 year, 3 years, or lifetime from acceptance date depending on their level. Membership is suspended during the recognition period if a serious environmental permit violation is received.

Bronze = 1 year

Silver = 3 years with annual reports required 

Gold = Lifetime with annual reports required

** Organizations who are not in current compliance with NMED permits may have thier membership recognition temporarliy suspended



EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.

Albuquerque, NM

Silver Level 2013, 2014

Bronze Level 2010, 2011, 2012

EA provides environmental, compliance, natural resources, and infrastructure engineering and management solutions to a wide range of government and industrial clients. Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, EA employs more than 400 professionals through a network of 21 offices across the continental United States, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. The Albuquerque office has a full-time staff of eleven.

GREEN ZIA Achievements -

  • Continuing strong recycling efforts
  • Purchasing 100% post-consumer recycled paper for 66% of paper use
  • Process changes to reduce paper output / use
  • Reducing use of disposable cutlery in office kitchen by stocking reusable items

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HB Construction, Inc.

Albuquerque, NM

Silver Level 2013, 2014

Bronze Level 2011, 2012


HB Construction has been building in New Mexico since 1991.  They are active members of the USGBC NM Chapter and the NM Solar Energy Association. A full-time LEED AP is assigned to every project.

GREEN ZIA Achievements -

  • Energy use per employee decreased with increase in number of employees.
  • Good measuring and tracking of waste streams and resource use.
  • High waste stream diversion rates for office space.
  • Setting internal HB Green Team goals, written practices, and internal education.
  • Continuation of annual lecture series for building community.
  • Worked with office cleaning staff to switch to home-made, less cost, chemical free cleaning products. Provided education on chemical alternatives and involved cleaning staff in decision.


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NASA White Sands Test Facility

Las Cruces , NM

Gold Level 2013, 2014

The NASA White Sands Test Facility is a subsidiary of the NASA Johnson Space Center whose mission is to develop, qualify, and test the limits of spacecraft propulsion systems and subsystems. It is located in an isolated area of the U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range.

GREEN ZIA Achievements -

  • 2013 landfill diversion rate of 77%
  • 15% green purchasing (% of purchases) for 2013
  • Green purchasing and acquisition program that incorporates training for staff.
  • The embedded culture of sustainability with strong metrics tracking and policies and procedures in place.
  • Long-standing Sustainability Initiative Team continuing to achieve annual goals in green purchasing, waste reuse,  energy, solid waste and hazardous waste reductions.
  • Desert clean-up project for legacy asphalt & debris.  All materials processed on site for reuse and generated 10,705 tons of road base material, 48 tons of wood chips, and 7.7 tons of scrap metal. 
  • Recycled tire road resurfacing project.
  • Cooking oil re-use program in place (when cafeteria is operational).
  • BMPs in place for hazardous waste storage with plans for further improvements.
  • Impressive recycling and reuse program in place with a very broad range of materials and strong tracking system. Overall average recycling / diversion rate of 82% since 2000.
  • ISO 14001 and 9001 systems integrated with objective third party assessment.
  • PV systems in place to help reduce electricity use with additional goals to increase renewable energy.
  • Water and energy audits planned for FY 2013.

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Raytheon Diné Facility

Farmington, NM

Gold Level 2012, 2013, 2014

Silver Level 2011

Raytheon is a technology and innovation company specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world.  Raytheon Missile System’s Diné  68,500 sq. ft. facility is located in the Navajo Agricultural Product Industry (NAPI) Park on Navajo Nation Trust Land in Farmington with 311 employees (89% Native American).

GREEN ZIA Achievements -

  • 2013 recycling rate of 70%
  • In 2013 implemented recycling program for desiccant bags recieved with raw material shipments. Bags are reprocessed and reused rather than discarded. Has saved $1,860 in purchase of new desiccant.
  • Continual improvements to environmental stewardship and sustainability in the areas of Energy Use, Green Purchasing, Hazardous Waste Reduction, Recycling, and Solid Waste Reduction.
  • Environmental Management System in place since 2008
  • Corporate sustainability program in place.
  • Set environmental performance goals for 2012-2014.
  • Made significant reductions in hazardous waste production. 9,040 pounds reduced in 2012.
  • 490,860 pounds of solid waste diverted from landfill by recycling or reuse in 2012.
  • Continuously working to identify opportunities to substitute hazardous chemicals for non-hazardous alternatives and implementing successful hazardous waste reduction strategies.
  • Implemented extensive recycling and waste reduction initiatives
  • Worked with suppliers to innovate packaging waste reduction.
  • Committed to purchasing sustainable products when possible through Green Purchasing initiatives.

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U.S. DOE Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)

Carlsbad, NM

Gold Level 2013, 2014*temporary suspension

Silver Level 2012

Bronze Level 2011

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, or WIPP, safely disposes of the nation's defense-related transuranic radioactive waste. Located in the Chihuahuan Desert, outside Carlsbad, N.M., WIPP began disposal operations in March 1999. WIPP is a U.S. Department of Energy facility and is managed by Washington TRU Solutions.

GREEN ZIA Achievements -

  • Energy efficiency improvements leading to 13% reduction over 8 years include 90% cool roof installation, lighting retrofit, and metering. On target with 2015 goal of 30%. 12% reduction in 2012, additional 3% reduction in 2013 from new lighting and controls in buildings.

  • Wood recycling: significant improvements to wood pallet and wood spool recycling / reuse. 26,200 lbs of wood recycled in 2013. 382 wood pallets and 4 spools donated to Permian Basin Regional Training Center for rescue dog training program.

  • Successful petroleum reduction initiatives including reduced trips and acquisition of hybrid vehicles led to 19% reduction over 6 years.  Fleet reduction also implemented.

  • Have a sustainable purchacing program in place to increase amount of products with a more sustainable life cycle and recycled content - increased by 6% in 2013.

  • Significant reduction of paper use: Worked with NMED permitting staff to allow a reduction in number of previously required hard copies to be submitted for permit compliance. Significantly reduced amount of paper used and time spent making duplicate hard copies - implemented in July 2013.  Annual cost savings estimated = $17,640  and 40 hours labor.

  • Innovative Salt Tailings Project: Salt tailings from mining activity are sold to a company that makes feedstock for livestock and the funds from sales are provided to the Carlsbad Soil and Water Conservation District for environmental community education, outreach, and environmental projects.

  • Significant reduction of hazardous waste within the groundwater monitoring program.

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Gold Level

  • Tempur Pedic New Mexico, Albuquerque (GZ 2010-2013)


Silver Level

  • Dapwood Furniture Company, Albuquerque (2012)

  • Presbyterian Hospital, Albuquerque  (2010-2011)

  • Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital, Albuquerque (2010-2011)

Bronze Level

  • Los Poblanos, Ranchos de Albuquerque (2013)

  • Lovelace Health Plan (2012, 2013)

  • Montoya’s Painting, LLC, Albuquerque (2010, 2011, 2012)

  • Pyramid Generating Station, Lordsburg (2013)



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