Is Your Office a LEED Leader?

In 2000, The U.S. Green Building Council developed LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)

LEED certification verifies that a building, home or community is designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health.

So what exactly does it take to be LEED certified and who is doing it well a little over a decade later? Check out the infographic below for highlights including:

  • The seven areas of design and construction measured and the points awarded
  • The total number of LEED certification points possible
  • The four levels of LEED certification
  • The top 10 US states participating in LEED based on the sq. ft. certified per capita

 

Communicate What You Do Through Your Office Space

What better way to consistently sell what you do than letting people see and feel it as they stroll through your office?

A recent episode on MediaBistro’s “Cubes” is a great example of how Edelman, an international public relations firm, does just that.

They sell communication and one of the first things you see upon entering is a piece of the Berlin Wall (shown to the left) – an expressive symbol of suppressive lines of communication being torn down. But, they not only sell communication, they sell cutting edge information and/or the latest news. Below are a few things we caught during the tour that we think have successfully created a visual and expressive link between where they work and what they do.

  • Touch screen wall
  • Wrap around ticker feeds with Twitter and Bloomberg updates
  • 100 percent open work plan removing all barriers and hierarchy way of thinking
  • Expressive and arresting artwork
  • Meetings rooms for collaborative communication
  • Communal kitchens
  • LEED® certified roof top area for parties, gatherings as well as day-to-day work
  • Wellness room for employees to relax and rejuvenate.

 

Take a look at the video tour below. What all do you see?

Public relations is all about open communication and that message is loud and clear from anywhere in their office. Does your office say what you do? Let us know.