Ecology and Environment, Inc. (E & E) located in Lancaster, New York has met the Standard of Excellence and is designated a Best Workplace for Commuters. The many commuter benefits that E & E offers to its employees include a web-based ride matching service (www.greenride.com), shower facilities, preferred parking for carpoolers, pre-tax parking and mass transit payroll reduction for bus and/or train expenses, up to $1.50 per day for employees carpooling with 2 or more employees, $1 per day in incentives for using public transportation, a $500 monthly and $1000 yearly raffle and employee recognition on the company’s internal TV monitors nationwide for employees participating in the rideshare program.
E & E is a broad-based environmental consulting, engineering, and design firm operating from 30 offices throughout the United States, with subsidiaries and affiliates around the world. With 1000 staff, they employ hundreds of planners, scientists, and engineers representing over 85 separate disciplines that span the physical, biological, social, and health sciences. E & E has provided practical solutions to environmental problems, including transportation and air quality, for over 45,000 assignments in 85 countries. Their underlying philosophy is based on a worldwide commitment to supporting sustainable development through responsible environmental practices. E & E has been leading by example since the company was founded on sustainable development principles in 1970: The company has been recycling since 1971, ridesharing since 1973, and built its green headquarters in 1988. In 2008, E & E headquarters was the oldest building in the world to be rated LEED®Platinum, the highest possible rating awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council. E&E has also been repeatedly recognized by EPA and Best Work Places for Commuters for its commitment to rideshare and air quality.