Our organization is combating climate change in the environments we produce and in our operational culture. A number of our award-winning projects have been LEED certified. Our office maintains a high number of LEED accredited professionals, ensuring that sustainable knowledge is incorporated into all our projects. Our goal is to produce work that perpetuates environmental stewardship and supports our clients’ missions.
In-house, we consistently engage employees to create positive environmental behaviors. We train new staff on sustainability initiatives underway, send out sustainability quarterly newsletters which educate staff on sustainable initiatives taking place within the firm. We also have a transit recognition program which rewards employees for using the MBTA, biking and/or who walk to the office, complete with free showers and onsite bike storage. We initiated a composting campaign and single-stream recycling throughout our space. We donate old material samples to local educational organizations to reduce waste.
By accessing billing data from our landlord, we have created metrics for establishing our baseline for energy use. Our goal as an office is to become a recognized carbon-neutral architectural practice. We will always have some environmental footprint because of the need for face-to-face presentations, production of printed materials and the need for a collaborative office space. Offsetting what we cannot reduce allows us to achieve our carbon neutral goal.