STAMFORD, Conn.--(McCarter & English LLP announced today that its Stamford, CT office has been designated as LEED® Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. LEED is the nation’s preeminent building ratings system for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.)--Law firm
“We expanded our Stamford office into a new space”
This is the second of McCarter’s seven northeast regional offices that has received LEED certification. The firm’s Newark office was awarded LEED Gold and Silver certifications in February.
“We expanded our Stamford office into a new space,” said Stamford Managing Partner, Basam E. Nabulsi. “With the direction and guidance of our construction practice and office management services, we wanted to make sure that we were following the same guidelines that were established for our green office space in Newark. Continuing these sustainability efforts allows us to do our part to help the environment where we live and also provides a healthier workspace for our employees.”
McCarter & English achieved LEED Certification for implementing environmental-friendly strategies such as water efficiency fixtures, energy saving office equipment, participating in a renewable energy certification program, and by diverting more than 75% of its construction waste, among other sustainability initiatives. By using less energy and water, LEED Certified buildings save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.
Gensler, a global architecture, design, planning and consulting firm, led the renovation of both the firm’s Stamford and Newark offices.
About the U.S. Green Building Council
The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. With a community comprising 80 local affiliates, more than 18,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 167,000 LEED Professional Credential holders, USGBC is the driving force behind an industry that is projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product from 2009-2013. USGBC leads an unlikely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students.
The U.S. Green Building Council's LEED green building certification system is the most widely used rating system for the design, construction and operation of sustainable buildings. Over 100,000 projects are currently participating in the LEED rating system, comprising over 8 billion square feet of construction space in all 50 states and 114 countries. www.usgbc.org.
About McCarter & English
McCarter & English, established more than 160 years ago, represents Fortune 500 and middle-market companies in their national, regional and local litigation and on important transactions. Its 400 attorneys are based in offices in Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Stamford and Wilmington. www.mccarter.com