Why Paperless


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GreenRoads Realty is a virtual and paperless full-service real estate agency in Santa Fe New Mexico. All our agents are green certified. We wanted to examine the environmental impact of paper use in an average real estate transaction, and how much we reduce our carbon footprint by being paperless.

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Why Paperless

  1. 1. Why Paperless? GreenRoads™ Realty New Mexico’s First Truly Green Real Estate Agency
  2. 2. The average real estate transaction uses 5 reams, or 25 pounds, of paper. GreenRoads ™ Realty
  3. 3. Depending on the location of the clients, an easy 200 total miles can be spent driving to get signatures and initials on documents . . . OR GreenRoads ™ Realty
  4. 4. Hundreds of dollars in Express/Mail Services which create CO2 emissions using ground and air transportation OR GreenRoads ™ Realty
  5. 5. Hours in copier and fax processes which use paper, chemical toner, electricity and people’s time... Generating even more paper! GreenRoads ™ Realty
  6. 6. Every year, more than 1.1 billion trees are cut down in order to satisfy the needs of office workers around the world. GreenRoads ™ Realty
  7. 7. The world’s paper consumption exceeds 350 million metric tons per year… which results in over 80 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year from the the pulp and paper industry . This does not include the emissions from the logging industry, the shipping industry, or simply the consumer’s car to purchase paper at the store. GreenRoads ™ Realty
  8. 8. Over the last fifteen years, paper consumption has increased 3% per year, due to the increased accessibility of printers. 40% of all landfill is comprised of paper. GreenRoads ™ Realty
  9. 9. The pulp and paper industry represents 10% of all global greenhouse gas emissions and uses more water than any other industry. GreenRoads ™ Realty
  10. 10. Each ream of paper not printed reduces carbon dioxide levels by 18.5 pounds. GreenRoads ™ Realty
  11. 11. Each GreenRoads Realty paperless transaction reduces carbon dioxide levels from paper production alone by approximately 92.5 pounds. GreenRoads ™ Realty
  12. 12. <ul><li>PLUS, WE REDUCE • Transportation emissions and costs • Chemical-process pollution • Electricity use (coal-fired plants) • Lost paperwork • Lost time • Unnecessary duplication </li></ul>GreenRoads ™ Realty
  13. 13. Be Part of the Solution! • Save time and fuel costs not meeting to sign documents • Facilitate your transaction for a smooth on-time closing • No more lost or misplaced paperwork • No storage of cumbersome files GreenRoads ™ Realty
  14. 14. You will always know – and control – where you’re at in the transaction process AND you’ll be helping the environment. GreenRoads ™ Realty
  15. 15. Remember, besides paperless transaction management, we are a virtual company, minimizing all paper use, printing and transportation to be New Mexico’s first truly “green” real estate agency. GreenRoads ™ Realty
  16. 16. We look forward to working with you to Inhabit Your Dreams ™ while creating a cleaner, healthier planet. www.GreenRoadsRealty.com GreenRoads ™ Realty