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First Texas law firm awarded LEED Gold certification

July 09, 2010
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DALLAS – Haynes and Boone LLP has become the first Texas law firm to be awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for commercial interior design by the U.S. Green Building Council, according to a press release.
"Receiving LEED Gold recognition is a rewarding benefit to creating a healthy and sustainable work space," said Haynes and Boone Managing Partner, Terry Conner.
"The developer, Hillwood, did a great job laying the green foundation for us, and our planners took it from there. From attorneys and staff to our architects, everyone got behind this project and pushed to make it work so elegantly," Conner added.
According to the release, specific green features and initiatives of the Haynes and Boone office include: 15 percent reduction in lighting power density; 30 percent reduction in indoor potable water use; 90 percent of eligible office equipment is ENERGY STAR qualified; use of materials with 20 percent recycled content; use of low-emitting materials, paints, adhesives and sealants and 50 percent diversion of construction waste materials.
"The certification requirements involve just about every construction detail you can imagine," Conner said.
"It was a challenge to go for the Gold, but well worth the effort in the end. It''s just the right thing to do for our people as well as the environment," Conner concluded.
Click here to read the complete release.
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