About

This blog focuses on real estate, land use and construction-related topics affecting Virginia and the Washington, D.C. metro area. With topics ranging from contract drafting and negotiation to local and regional land use project updates, the attorneys at Bean, Kinney & Korman provide timely insight and commentary on the issues affecting owners, builders, developers, contractors, subcontractors and other players in the industry. If you are interested in having us cover a specific topic, please let us know.

Contact us

Topics

Archives

Select Month:

Contributors

Posts tagged Sustainability Policy.
December 3, 2009
Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Email Print
Topics Green

We are pleased to announce that our firm has stepped up and adopted a formal sustainability policy.  The policy adopts specific measures to reduce material and energy usage, increase reuse and recycling of materials, and to include sustainability as a core value in vendor purchases.  We are excited to commit to doing our part to improve sustainability of our own business and legal practice along with other forward thinking businesses.

Our firm has a rich tradition of including environmental sustainability into our decision-making process.  For example, we are located in a LEED Silver building, our space was built out with sustainable principles in design and construction, and we have long had a policy of paying financial incentives to staff using mass transit rather than driving.  In 2009, we invested a significant intensive effort into sustainable design and construction by having eight of our current attorneys and a paralegal all train and pass examinations to become LEED accredited professionals.  This effort included all three of the editors of our blog.