Walking The Walk. One Client At A Time
Promises are a tricky business. On the one hand, if you don't meet or exceed what you guaranteed, there are clear risks. On the other hand, if you don't aim higher, there is a risk in not achieving higher levels of performance and profitability. Since SPI is committed to the latter, below we share the testimonials of those we have helped deliver on their promises over the past 13 years. Contact us to share your success story. We look forward to helping you deliver on your promises.
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Our forum on green building in a historic district tonight went splendidly, thanks to your terrific presentation. I think it was just right for our audience, basic, and not too long, but covered all the bases in an engaging manner. His comparison of an un-insulated Beacon Hill town house with a McMansion built recently to code was a real eye-opener. The whole forum was very well received, and we thank you for your help.
- Bonni Widdoes, Beacon Hill Civic Association
I enjoyed the Greening Your Firm workshop. As a Project Manager for a Construction Management company, this workshop provides the tools necessary for a company to begin, or to continue on the road to becoming sustainable.
- David Reeves, Project Manager, Lend Lease
If you want to be green and you want to make a profit, it just makes sense to have a plan. The Green Your Firm workshop provides a great framework for institutionalizing green in the design firm. As we got deeper into the SPI Certification criteria, I realized the knowledge sharing processes being discussed are just good business.
- Charles Brown, Architect
Barbra's holistic knowledge of sustainability is inspiring. Her thorough understanding of business processes and performance metrics enables her to present realistic and achievable strategies for shifting organizational culture. The "Greening Your Firm" workshop proved to be hugely beneficial in assessing current processes, setting a course for positive change, and measuring performance along the way. I would highly recommend this workshop for organizations wishing to more completely institurionalize sustainable practices.
- B. Wright Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Sustainability Program Manager
"The SPI Boot Camp workshop was a great introduction to the ideas behind a sustainable and green office environment. It gave me a unique perspective on the way we work as Architects to incorporate sustainability into our profession"
- Jack Devilbiss, Bonstra Haresign Architects
This workshop helps connect the dots from scattered green ideas to focused green implementation. Sustainability can be an integrated and measurable part of design business rather than just a tack-on piece.
The SPI Boot Camp is the first program to give me the tools to track, integrate and maintain sustainability in a firm. These are ideas a processes I can actually use.
- Alicia Pandimos Maurer, AIA LEED BD&C CRB Consulting Engineers
The workshop encourages a lot of interaction with fellow participants. I learned a great deal about dealing with subjects and ideas that are common to all of us and went away encouraged and excited. If you are interested in making your company more "sustainable", I highly recommend you attend the SPI Boot Camp.
- Michael G. Huslage, AIA Michael G. Huslage, PLLC
Knowing that a company is certified with this process tells me they don’t just have some LEED accredited people. Certification tells me they have leadership in the company.
- Lawrence Healey, Director of Real Estate, Design and Planning, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, MA
SPI Certification will absolutely be a factor in my selecting an architect, engineer and contractor. Every service provider that comes to us tells us they’re experts in sustainable design and construction. In truth, there’s no way for them to back that claim up and there’s no way for me as client / owner to know what their company will do for me. If the company has been certified, then I can be comfortable that sustainable design and construction is something organic to the way they operate, not something they’ve just added on.
- Douglas W. Noonan, PE Head of International Real Estate Management, Past President, CORENET Global, New England Chapter
“Certification puts some real teeth in sustainable design. Showing that sustainable design is really integrated into a company’s culture over time means much more to me than knowing that the company has built some LEED buildings or has some LEED accredited staff.”
- John Ziegler, AIA, Director - Off-Campus Development, Facilities, Princeton University
"Becoming SPI Certified is very important to Nexamp as we strive to continuously improve our delivery of high-quality clean energy design, construction, and management services. It is not only our mission to help our customers reduce their energy costs with renewable energy and energy efficiency; we want to ensure that our operations and delivery of services are as efficient and effective as possible. The Certification helps us achieve these goals."
- Chris Perron, Operations Director, Nexamp
It's so important to be able to prove to our clients that we're green, and not just to say that we're green.
- Jean Carroon, FAIA, Principal-in-Charge of Preservation, Goody Clancy
With this Certification, we're able to gauge our performance and able to clearly account for it and communicate it to our clients.
- Julie Paquette, Green Integration Group, Vanderweil Engineers
Sustainability is not just the way we do business at Wight & Company, it’s our way of life. We are pleased to be participating in this Certification program and working with an independent organization that shares our commitment to promoting sustainability standards and practices.
- Lois Vitt Sale, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer
One of the most effective ways SPI staff assisted us was by facilitating strategic meetings on specific sustainability measures. This interactive process helped build internal capacity so that BPS team members were able to take on ever-increasing levels of responsibility for project components.
- Robert Roy, Boston Public Schools
I served on the Board of Selectmen in Belmont, MA from 2002 to 2008. During that time we made substantial progress in making sustainability a priority. We began and completed the first municipal ESCO project in the Commonwealth to involve both Town and School buildings; a Resource Saving Policy Statement and a Sustainable Building Design Policy were adopted unanimously by the Board of Selectmen on Nov.27, 2006, and March 5, 2007, respectively; and the first new Senior Center in the State to be LEED™ certified is nearing completion. I am proud of these accomplishments, but we would not have been successful without the education, advice, and technical expertise of the Sustainable Performance Institute. SPI has been a valuable resource in helping us understand how to approach green buildings in our town, how to think about practical implementation and to get buy-in from the community so that these priorities become a standard in our community. I strongly recommend The Green Roundtable to other communities who need help in creating or implementing green building programs
- Paul Solomon, M.D.