With attention paid to green building operations, older building inefficiencies can be turned around much sooner than new builds.
And every choice adds up! Here are a few of the choices we made to lessen our environmental impact and support a green building and operations. Not only do these updates support better health and well-being, but they also lead to cost-savings. Now that's a win-win!
Start with LED
Updated 185 office lights to LED, a 60%+ reduction in light energy usage (and recycled old lights at an approved facility).
Program to Win
Cool during early morning hours for a comfortable work environment, and automatically lower during off peak hours to save energy.
Upcycled all interior furnishings to reduce carbon footprint, like the recycled, premium black maple wood desks as just one example.
Help from the Experts
Conducted professional commercial energy audit through CenterPoint Energy to further increase efficiencies (check back for results).
Updated 36-year-old AC units to a 96% efficient model.
No Carpet to Waste
Updated carpet with premium hotel overflow that may have other wise been discarded. Square tiles are used in high traffic area to reduce the need for replacement carpet. In addition, new carpet toxins have been allowed to ‘breath’ out, creating a safer product.
Recycle Made Easy
We encourage recycling by placing recycle bins in every room and near every desk. We also provide old technology recycling drop-off disposal.
Happy & Green
Created a vertical garden on the building’s exterior wall to absorb energy and encourage a sense of well-being to passers-by. As we add to the garden, energy savings should increase.
Sharing technology and resources as a service allows for less resource use (and waste) overall.