Ecova Helps Mattress Firm Sleep Easy Through Waste Optimization

Ecova’s Waste Management Solution will help mattress retailer gain visibility, inform sourcing and optimization strategy and support zero waste initiatives

SPOKANE, WA—April 15, 2015—Ecova, the total energy and sustainability management company, has been selected by Houston-based Mattress Firm to help the company reduce waste-related costs and improve environmental performance. Founded in 1986, Houston-based Mattress Firm is the nation’s leading bedding retailer. Mattress Firm has the largest geographic footprint in the United States among multi-brand mattress retailers. Ecova will consult with the retailer on monitoring and reducing waste at approximately 630 locations.

Mattress FirmMattress Firm has decided to continue its pioneering tendencies by utilizing Ecova’s waste services. Leveraging the Waste Manager Module on the Ecova Energy and Sustainability Management Platform, Mattress Firm will gain a complete picture of its waste generation and costs in order to improve financial savings and waste prevention. Ecova will also procure waste hauling services for Mattress Firm, which are expected to deliver double-digit savings through competitive bidding of services and guidance on favorable business terms.

“As Mattress Firm continues to grow, visibility into the costs involved in our waste stream via the Ecova Platform is critical to enable improved environmental and financial savings,” said Sammy Butera, director of construction and facilities for Mattress Firm. “Ecova’s suite of waste solutions will help us better understand our waste generation in order to improve efficiencies. The Zero Waste solutions specifically will assist us as we deliver on our commitment to improve our overall environmental performance.”

Ecova manages waste expenses for over 55,000 sites nationwide and gathers usage and expenditure data to deliver insights that allow clients to increase operational efficiency, reduce costs, and set sustainability performance standards. Working with more than 700 commercial, public and private sector clients in North America, Ecova helps clients see more opportunities, save more money and resources, and ultimately sustain more for their company and the environment.

“Today’s businesses are increasingly seeking a robust, cost-effective way to track, analyze and report on key waste metrics across their portfolio,” said Bob Zak, senior vice president, facility solutions, at Ecova. “We are excited for the opportunity to partner with Mattress Firm and improve management of waste at so many of their sites.”

Ecova is a pioneer in the waste management solutions space and an innovative and premier sustainability consultant, helping large commercial and industrial companies manage their waste stream, serving numerous clients across multiple vertical industries with its Waste Management Solution. In 2014, Ecova joined the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council as a founding member. The Ecova Energy and Sustainability Management Platform is the leading technology platform for multi-site companies looking for a comprehensive energy and sustainability management solution.



Ecova is the total energy and sustainability management company whose sole purpose is to see moresave more, and sustain more for its clients. Using insights based on consumption, cost and carbon footprint data spanning thousands of utilities, hundreds of thousands of business sites and millions of households, Ecova provides fully managed, technology-optimized solutions for saving resources, which in turn increase returns, lower risks, and enhance reputations. Ecova is a subsidiary of Cofely, GDF SUEZ Group. For more information, visit the company’s website at, on LinkedIn at, or follow Ecova on Twitter at @ecovainc.