Our office at 650 California St. recently achieved Platinum certification under the LEED ID+C: Commercial Interiors v4 rating system. The space has ample daylighting, with views of Chinatown and Fisherman’s Wharf (Benjamin Grimes photo).
Thornton Tomasetti’s leadership partnered with our Sustainability practice to drive the creation of an environment in our San Francisco office that is not only aesthetically stunning and functionally adaptable, but also very green – so green, in fact, that it has earned the first Platinum rating in the United States under version 4 of the LEED for Commercial Interiors green building rating system. We’ll be celebrating this achievement while we’re at Greenbuild.
The decision to pursue this rating grew from the firm’s commitment to sustainability, the desire to provide employees with a healthy and comfortable work environment that fosters collaboration and creativity, and the opportunity it presented for our staff to get hands-on experience with the intricacies of the new rating system by participating in the U.S. Green Building Council’s beta program.
For more information on the process and our ratings, check our blog post.
Find Us at Greenbuild
Seven of our people will attend Greenbuild in Los Angeles. Clockwise from left: Amy Hattan, Gunnar Hubbard, Lynn Simon, Maggie Smith, Zoe McBride, Colin Schless and Joel Stout. We hope to see you there!
Amy Hattan, Thornton Tomasetti’s vice president of corporate sustainability, will present the Special Set session “Why & How to Commit Your Business to Climate Action.” The program will discuss how commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and forays into political advocacy are helping businesses to do well by doing good.
Amy will join three other knowledgeable speakers in discussing why the involvement of AEC firms in climate action is so essential, and to share information about the many ways the building sector can facilitate climate action.
Speakers: Anne Kelly, senior director of the policy program at Ceres; Elizabeth Beardsley, senior policy counsel at the U.S. Green Building Council (both partners of Thornton Tomasetti in the development of the Building & Real Estate Sector Climate Declaration); and Ben Thompson, senior manager of sustainability at AutoDesk.
For more information and to register, visit the Greenbuild 2016 website.
Once again, we are co-sponsoring Greenbuild’s best after-party! Find one of us to get your ticket to a rockin’ party on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., at the Belasco Theater.
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