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, Wight & Company
We really want to look at what’s the process of the entire organization, and LEED doesn’t do that, so I really celebrate that idea. Also: the more that you set measurable, time limited goals, the more you really push performance.
Gail Sullivan, Founder & Principal, Studio G Architects
We identified redundancies and red tape which has resulted in us winning bids that we wouldn’t have won, and being more cost effective.
Chris Perron, Director of Operations, 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… What’s exciting about the SPI Certification program is that it expands the picture to talk about the way we DO our work. The Certification offers a discipline and rigor that we can apply to different kinds of projects, whether they’re urban design or interior design and to our practices within the office accounting and operations. I think the best thing that came out of the SPI Certification program was a very interesting conversation among the different practice groups within our office of what it means to be sustainable and how you document that. We believe that it will take our work to an even higher level and that’s what we’re all striving for – to reach a level of excellence and then a higher level of excellence and the SPI Green Certification is part of that achievement.
Jean Carroon, FAIA, Principal-in-Charge of Preservation, Goody Clancy
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. We identified redundancies and red tape which has resulted in us winning bids that we wouldn’t have won, and being more cost effective.