The Sustainable Lawyer: Operation Energy Audit

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

As you know, The Sustainable Lawyer (TSL) is constantly on the lookout for law firms and offices that are championing sustainability initiatives and discovering best practices on e-waste recycling and green leases. We don’t want to toot our own horn too much, but the BBA taken steps to increase sustainability in its own right. Naturally, the BBA has been recycling cans, bottles and paper for as long as TSL can remember, but the BBA also:

  • Weather stripped the main exit and fire doors
  • Offers digital copies of all CLE materials (in addition, if CLE materials exceed a certain size, they are only available in digital form)
  • Installed energy efficient lighting in its Claflin, Beacon and Foundation rooms (with the Adams room up next)
  • Replaced meeting room windows facing Beacon Street with insulated glass to save heating costs

But, as we all know, there’s always more to be done. That’s why the BBA invited Rise Engineering, the Cranston, RI based energy company and NSTAR sub-contractor, to perform an energy audit. The goal was to see where the BBA could save money on electric and gas bills.

Click here to read the full article at The Sustainable Lawyer.