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MGKF's Office Space with LEED® Gold Certification for Commercial Interiors Pays off with Energy Savings

July 28, 2015

Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP (MGKF), the environmental, energy and land use law and litigation firm, utilized sustainable design and construction when relocating its headquarters office from the fifth floor to the ninth floor of 401 City Avenue in Bala Cynwyd, Pa in early 2014. Environmental stewardship has always been an important component of the practice, firm culture, and business operations, but MGKF was also interested in the long-term cost savings that could be achieved through these increased efficiencies. 

During the initial year in the new office space, MGKF had the unique opportunity to compare energy data between their old and new suites since they moved within the same building. Using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to track directly metered energy consumption and cost, MGKF determined that the new office suite achieved a 47% energy savings and more than $8,000 in annual energy cost savings during 2014. In addition, it is important to note that the new office space is 10% larger and that the total degree heating and cooling days were 4% higher in 2014 versus 2013.

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