THE SUSTAINABLE BROKER DEALER
We consider ourselves “The Sustainable Broker Dealer” due to our commitment to serving our environment. Vanderbilt is the only environmentally sustainable broker dealer in the industry today. What does that mean? It means that we have made a commitment to serving our environment and world, similar to the unwavering commitment we have made to our advisors and our staff. A sustainable business is one that has minimal negative impact on the global or local environment, community, society, or economy. A sustainable business focuses on the triple bottom line; people, planet, profit. At Vanderbilt, we incorporate principles of sustainability into each of our business decisions.
In September of 2015, Vanderbilt achieved LEED Platinum Certification becoming the first office building on Long Island to do so. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification is a green building program maintained by the USGBC (United States Green Building Council) that requires rigorous standards in green building. Platinum is the highest of the 4 levels of LEED and Vanderbilt is very proud to display our LEED Platinum Status.
All of the material that was used, including paint, carpeting, bricks, furniture, etc., must come from within a 500 mile radius of the building to ensure that an excessive amount of fuel is not used in transportation.
Our Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning System helps our building to be much more efficient by reducing energy consumption by up to 50%. In this system, there is more frequent outdoor air exchanges so that the air quality is better and you therefore feel better in the space.
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In addition to all of the green initiatives, we are also self-sustaining. Our onsite natural gas generator can handle extended power outages. We have installed the latest VOIP or Voice Over IP solutions, with redundancy to safeguard against Internet and phone outages.
ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING STATIONS
Vanderbilt is the proud recipient of a NYSERDA grant to increase the number of electric car charging stations in NY. We have 85% funding for two electric car charging stations available for employees to use for free.
In order for us to maintain our LEED status, we must follow strict guidelines for recycling in the building with multiple dumpsters on site to get the recycled material to facilities where they can be reused and dumped into landfills.
As a sustainable business we also focus on people. Our beautiful and environmentally friendly building was designed to make us feel healthy. Our building is flooded with natural light from our large windows and skylights. LED lighting is more similar to natural light and therefore make us feel better in the space. We persuade our Vanderbilt family to work on self-wellness and health by encouraging lunch time nature walks or using our treadmill desk in our brainstorming lab.
Vanderbilt Financial Group is an Independent Broker Dealer doing business differently than anyone else in our field. We are constantly learning and applying new ways of doing thing- whether it’s learning a new program that improves our business, infusing gamefication into our workplace, or becoming a sustainable and green firm, we are passionate about being a modern pioneer and different kind of broker dealer. We are a unified team driven by shared values of; gratitude, respect, innovation, teamwork, and trust. At Vanderbilt we are focused on finding ways of bettering ourselves and those around us while always applying our values to our clients, our community, and our environment.