Sustainability in Practice

September 18, 2014
John S. Kirk
ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Newsletter

Although the term “sustainability” has been popularized in recent years, the concept has been part of the culture of our firm, Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP (MGKF), since our founding in 1989. Beginning with the use of legal pads made from recycled paper and joining in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Lights program nearly 20 years ago, the buy-in to new sustainability initiatives has perhaps been a bit easier for us. Sustainability is part of our mantra as an environmental and energy law boutique firm: provide the highest-quality legal services to our clients while also acting as responsible stewards for the environment. When we were presented with the opportunity to renegotiate the lease for our Bala Cynwyd headquarters (just outside of Philadelphia) and move to slightly larger space in the same building,the decision to use the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design(LEED®) Green Building Rating System as a guide for sustainable design and construction was a natural one.

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