Greening Your Buildings
Our Sustainability experts bring you a broad range of services from baseline sustainability audits and assessments, to assistance with "green" building certifications. Our consultative approach helps you identify and implement ways to reduce cost, mitigate risks and, ultimately, build better brands.
If you're interested in "greening" your properties, we won't take you down just one path. Working together, we can look at all the options and identify the opportunities that best align with your goals.
LEED MR 6
We will help you achieve maximum credits for LEED MR 6 and gain certification in the shortest amount of time possible. The process starts with a comprehensive waste audit, which provides the diversion data you need for LEED template completion. We will then work with you to find recommendations for improving diversion rates.
In addition to MR Credit 6, we can also assist you with:
Credit 7 - Ongoing Consumables
Credit 8 - Durable Goods
Credit 9 - Facility Alterations and Additions
Green Globes vs. LEED
We make it easy for you to stay on top of all the "green" property options, including Green Globes Design. This alternative program helps you construct a building that will be energy- and resource-efficient, achieve operational savings and be healthier to work or live in.
Some benefits to Green Globes certification include:
Cost — for most buildings, the applicable fees are significantly less than those required for LEED
Ease of use — the online, questionnaire-based approach makes for easier navigation of the certification program
Waste System Optimization
We actively change the way waste is managed in large, complex developments. Our experts partner with your architects to solve waste flow and recycling issues — before you ever break ground. Our team collaborates with yours in the initial design phase to guarantee that sustainability doesn't become an afterthought. We can identify technological and structural elements that will enable future tenants and staff to easily manage the flow of waste material throughout the entire property.
For example, we can help you:
Ensure there is space for compactors and balers required for diversion
Find onsite reuse opportunities to create closed-loop systems
Make certain there is room and routes for vehicles to service the facilities
In some cases, this process can even create a near Zero-waste environment.