HomeAway Confidential© 2010 HomeAway. All rights reserved.   1
Founded in 2005,                                                                HomeAway,                                 ...
Green Mission                 Statement                  HomeAway is built upon the appreciation of the irreplaceable qual...
World Headquarters                 Our award-winning, Gold LEED certified headquarters building was                    con...
Austin Offices Downtown                  SoCo 5th and Lamar             Penn Field - South Congress 5th and Baylor        ...
Strategy    Encouraging employees to explore     alternative means of commuting    • Promote HomeAway’s Green Mission Stat...
Strategy  Promoting alternative transportation           1. Zero emission commutes                    • Walk              ...
Strategy1. Subsidize low emission commutes         •     Free and discounted parking for eco-friendly vehicles         •  ...
Mass TransitDeeply discounted CapMetro passesare available for employees at all Austinoffices.            $5              ...
How accessible are we?HomeAway Confidential© 2010 HomeAway. All rights reserved.   10
Bicycling• Changing rooms and showers• Bike lockers        •     32 at HQ 12 additional by eom        •     20 at Penn Fie...
Rideshare  •      Sign-up is available on our internal wiki page.  •      Employees are responsible for organizing and mai...
Short Trips & Errands1. HomeAway rental bicycles2. Mass transit3. car2go                              13
Employee Discounts        • Encourage employees to try alternative commutes        • Connect us to local businesses and th...
Events                                                             • Alternative                                          ...
Employees opting out of a parking spot:                                                             19                    ...
TJ Taylor                         UI Designer   "It can be difficult to   get outside with work   and a family. Cycling   ...
George Luc            Product Program Manager      “I haven’t tried kayaking      to work yet, but it’s next      on my li...
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  • * We’ve grown exponentially in just a few years (from 60 employees in 2005 to nearly 1000 today, but we still value that close-knit, collaborative “kitchen table” environment that has characterized HomeAway since the beginning.
  • *Additional recycling notes: recycling bins at every desk and in all break rooms *K-cup recycling program through the Grounds to Grow On program, which uses energy-from-waste technologies to transform used k-cups to compost and energy. HomeAway is proud to be the first partner in the South-Central region of the United States to pilot this program.
  • *Additional notes: travel- themed décor with postcards, key chains, shot glasses and our famous snow globe collection (1200+snowglobes), and a two-story birdhouse which we love to decorate for seasonal holidays.
  • *Our downtown HQ office was projected to serve the needs of our Austin employees for almost ten years – instead, our hiring needs outstripped our office space after less than two years at 5 th and Lamar. We even had employees setting up shop in common areas like our game room (which in retrospect might have been more of a brilliant strategic move to work proximally to the xBox 360 than anything else). *All of our Austin satellite offices have been constructed with the same focus on sustainability that we used to construct our global headquarters.
  • 1a: Scooter/Motorcycle parking – free Smart car parking - $20/month (HomeAway subsidizes a large part of this cost. Actual cost =$50) 1c: under IRS code 132
  • *Sales increased about 130% after we further reduced prices (from about 9/month to 21/month) *Mass transit wiki page includes maps indicating Cap Metro’s operating area, information on our discounted transit pass program, and user guides on helpful apps such as Google Transit, Transit Times, and DadNab.
  • *When surveying potential new office locations, one of the things we keep in mind is whether or not the site in question is well-served by mass transit infrastructure.
  • *HomeAway was awarded a Bicycle Friendly Business designation last year – one of the three Austin businesses to be recognized by the League of American Bicyclists. One of the others was actually the City of Austin, so we’re in good company. *Bike lockers are one of our most popular commodities – there’s always a waiting list. All currently in use at HQ; almost all are in use at Penn Field after only a few weeks of the office being open and the available space being filled to half capacity.
  • Scooter/Motorcycle parking – free Smart car parking - $20/month (HomeAway subsidizes a large part of this cost. Actual cost =$50)
  • * Map between offices
  • Correlational finding– 3 months after the first fair there was a 14% increase in # of employees using alternative transportation.
  • Alt Transportation Usage data: August 2010: 12 employees opted out (out of 308 FTR employees, not including B&B employees who we did not have data for) = 3.9% Oct 21, 2010: First Alternative Transportation Fair Jan 2011 : 18% - 72 employees opted out (out of 399) (3 months after Transportation fair) March 2011 - Second transportation fair May 2011 - Parking policy change August 2011: 18.8%= 86 employees opted out (out of 458) (14.9% increase since August 2010) CURRENT : 13%= 60 employees have opted out (out of 462 FTR employees) (9% increase since August 2010)
  • Currently designing the user experience for HomeAway.com
  • Currently working on optimizing HomeAway’s mobile experience.
  • Issues and eggs 3.21.12 (v3)

    1. 1. HomeAway Confidential© 2010 HomeAway. All rights reserved. 1
    2. 2. Founded in 2005, HomeAway, Inc., is the world’s leading online marketplace of vacation rentals. Today HomeAway employs nearly 1,000 vacation enthusiasts in 21 offices around theHomeAway Confidential© 2010 HomeAway. All rights reserved. world. 2
    3. 3. Green Mission Statement HomeAway is built upon the appreciation of the irreplaceable qualities of home. This foundation guides all we do, including our promise to protect the one home shared by all – Earth. • Sustainably constructed offices in urban areas with existing infrastructure • Renewable energy • Local vendors and providers • Eco-friendly/ recycled products • Alternative transportation • RecyclingHomeAway Confidential© 2010 HomeAway. All rights reserved. 3
    4. 4. World Headquarters Our award-winning, Gold LEED certified headquarters building was constructed in large part with recycled and reclaimed materials and utilizes intelligently designed lighting control sensors, low- flow fixtures, and renewable solar and wind energy.HomeAway Confidential© 2010 HomeAway. All rights reserved. 4
    5. 5. Austin Offices Downtown SoCo 5th and Lamar Penn Field - South Congress 5th and Baylor and yes… we just keep on growing.HomeAway Confidential© 2010 HomeAway. All rights reserved. 5
    6. 6. Strategy Encouraging employees to explore alternative means of commuting • Promote HomeAway’s Green Mission Statement • Alleviate strain on limited parking resources • Encourage an active and community-oriented employee baseHomeAway Confidential© 2010 HomeAway. All rights reserved. 6
    7. 7. Strategy Promoting alternative transportation 1. Zero emission commutes • Walk • Bike, Skateboard, etc 2. Low emission commutes • Mass transit • Rideshare • Smart car • Scooter, motorcycle 3. Other • Combined commutes, partial commutes • Work from homeHomeAway Confidential© 2010 HomeAway. All rights reserved. 7
    8. 8. Strategy1. Subsidize low emission commutes • Free and discounted parking for eco-friendly vehicles • Discounted mass transit passes • Pre-tax transportation fringe benefits • Employee discounts at local alt-transport businesses2. Provide resources • Bike storage • Showers & changing rooms • Guaranteed ride home3. Inform employees • Internal wiki pages • Mobile app recommendations • Informational emails • EventsHomeAway Confidential© 2010 HomeAway. All rights reserved. 8
    9. 9. Mass TransitDeeply discounted CapMetro passesare available for employees at all Austinoffices. $5 $5 9
    10. 10. How accessible are we?HomeAway Confidential© 2010 HomeAway. All rights reserved. 10
    11. 11. Bicycling• Changing rooms and showers• Bike lockers • 32 at HQ 12 additional by eom • 20 at Penn Field• Bike racks• Rental bicycles• Bike pumps, repair suppliesHomeAway Confidential© 2010 HomeAway. All rights reserved. 11
    12. 12. Rideshare • Sign-up is available on our internal wiki page. • Employees are responsible for organizing and maintaining their own shared commutes. Low emission vehicles HomeAway provides free & discounted covered parking for low emission vehicles • Scooters • Motorcycles • Smart CarsHomeAway Confidential© 2010 HomeAway. All rights reserved. 12
    13. 13. Short Trips & Errands1. HomeAway rental bicycles2. Mass transit3. car2go 13
    14. 14. Employee Discounts • Encourage employees to try alternative commutes • Connect us to local businesses and the communityHomeAway Confidential© 2010 HomeAway. All rights reserved. 14
    15. 15. Events • Alternative Transportation Fairs • Cap Metro Lunch ‘n Learn Sessions • Coming soon: Bike MonthHomeAway Confidential© 2010 HomeAway. All rights reserved. 15
    16. 16. Employees opting out of a parking spot: 19 % That’s a 15% increase from Aug’10 to Aug’11.HomeAway Confidential© 2010 HomeAway. All rights reserved. 16
    17. 17. TJ Taylor UI Designer "It can be difficult to get outside with work and a family. Cycling and the light rail have made that possible... Its nice having fresh air to start and end the day."HomeAway Confidential© 2010 HomeAway. All rights reserved. 17
    18. 18. George Luc Product Program Manager “I haven’t tried kayaking to work yet, but it’s next on my list.”HomeAway Confidential© 2010 HomeAway. All rights reserved. 18

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