GBI press room: Sustainable Interiors is a Great New Strategy

May 17, 2016

Sustainable Interiors is a Great New Strategy

The ribbon cutting for the Hudson Building was held on Tuesday, April 12th in Vancouver, Washington and Mackenzie's Green Globes for Sustainable Interiors plaque was already displayed near the front door. Mackenzie's new Vancouver office space earned  Four Green Globes and is only the second tenant improvement project in the U.S. to earn that rating. Notable features of this project that contributed to its high rating include the addition of sub-metering and the achievement of 100% in the Water, Project Management and Emissions assessment areas. Mackenzie also had their subcontractors record training on sensors, thermostats, etc. to maximize performance in ongoing operations. The short video below highlights how architecture and engineering firms can use Green Globes to help their clients meet and exceed their sustainability goals.

"As our understanding of the environment and human well-being evolves, exciting new opportunities in sustainable design and certification are being developed. Green Globes for Sustainable Interiors is a great new strategy that efficiently addresses central issues of occupant health and comfort, ecological friendliness, and choice of materials." Rich Mitchell, Managing Principal of Mackenzie