Arlington, VA – The Arlington Chamber of Commerce honored Bean, Kinney & Korman with its green award for the firm’s positive role in the community as it relates to the environment.
Bean, Kinney & Korman has invested time and energy to develop the firm’s knowledge base relating to the environment and sustainability practices. The firm has extensive historical familiarity with the United States Green Building Council and its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program from working on land use and real estate matters. The firm expanded this background by having eight lawyers and a paralegal study and pass the LEED exam to become LEED Accredited Professionals (AP). The firm has more LEED AP’s than any other firm in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. These individuals span Bean, Kinney & Korman’s land use, real estate, business and litigation practices.
The firm also resides in the Navy League Building, which was one of the first commercial LEED Silver buildings in Arlington County. In 2009, the firm implemented a sustainability policy by eliminating the use of plastic bottled water and engaged in extensive training to reduce waste and increase recycling, the use of duplex printing and the use of electronic documents. The firm recognizes the importance of incorporating what the firm has learned into its own business model to act as a leader in environmental issues and sustainability.