On Friday, a press release from the law firm of McCarter & English LLP announced that its office in Stamford, Connecticut has been named LEED® Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. The press release also stated that the office has been verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. McCarter has seven offices in the regional northeast and the office in Stamford is the second of those seven offices to receive certification from LEED. In February, the office in Newark was given the Gold and Silver certifications from LEED.
“We expanded our Stamford office into a new space,” said Stamford Managing Partner Basam E. Nabulsi. “With the direction and guidance of our construction practice and office management services, we wanted to make sure that we were following the same guidelines that were established for our green office space in Newark. Continuing these sustainability efforts allows us to do our part to help the environment where we live and also provides a healthier workspace for our employees.”
The office in Stamford received its LEED Certification because it installed energy-efficient items such as office equipment that saves energy, water efficiency fixtures, involving itself in a renewable energy certification program and diverting 75 percent of its construction waste. The firm’s offices in Newark and Stamford were renovated by Gensler.