Commitment to Sustainability
Sustainability has been part of MGKF’s practice and culture since its inception more than 30 years ago. Being responsible stewards for the environment has always been meaningful to us, dating back to the early 1990’s with our participation in U.S. EPA’s Green Lights program to the implementation of a formal Sustainability Policy. Our firm has both legal and technical staff, partner Brenda H. Gotanda, LEED AP and technical consultant Michael C. Nines, PE, LEED AP who are LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited professionals.
MGKF's commercial interior buildout project, to renovate its Bala Cynwyd headquarters, achieved the prestigious LEED Gold® certification under the LEED Green Building Rating System for Interior Design and Construction: Commercial Interiors (LEED® ID+C: Commercial Interiors). We are proud to be the recipient of the First Annual Law Office Sustainability Program Award awarded by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Pennsylvania Lawyers United for Sustainability (PLUS) Program for the fitout of our new office suite. The firm was praised for its sustainable design and construction and sustainable choices for energy and water efficiencies, improved indoor air quality and local sourcing.
We proudly support sustainable efforts within our offices and in the community with our involvement in the following organizations:
- Pennsylvania Bar Association’s PLUS Program
- The Law Firm Sustainability Network
- The New Jersey WasteWise Business Network
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