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About C.H. Briggs

OUR GREEN VALUES

The concern for protecting our planet has extended far beyond individual households to our local, national, and global communities. It's impossible to turn on the television or radio without hearing about global warming or our dependence on fossil fuels for energy. Industry giants like Hewlett-Packard, Johnson & Johnson, Ford, Motorola, Coca-Cola, and DuPont™ are leading the charge to greening their business practices in order to minimize their impact on the environment. While protecting the environment may seem to be an enormous responsibility, either for a large corporation or on an individual basis, we can all work together to make a difference.

Deep-rooted in the Briggs organization are values to conduct our business with respect for the environment and to integrate sustainable practices into our business operations. Embraced throughout our culture, several green programs are currently underway at C.H. Briggs. Additionally, Briggs applied green building and integrated design in the construction of our Reading office building. Read more about how we are greening our operations and our sustainable design.

As the green building movement continues to gain momentum across the country, more and more consumers are requesting environmentally responsible products. Architects and designers are specifying more green materials for their commercial building projects in order to meet criteria for the US Green Building Council's LEED® program, the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) established the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System, a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable "green" buildings. Through its use as a design guideline and third-party certification tool, it aims to improve occupants' well-being, environmental performance and economic returns of buildings using established and innovative practices, standards and technologies.

LEED evaluates buildings according to sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality. Within these credit areas, points are available. The number of points a project earns determines the level of certification the building will be awarded. For more information on LEED visit the USGBC site or speak with our LEED Accredited Professional:


Stephanie Adams

Our support and value for green building and its environmental benefits have evolved into an eco-friendly product offering. Many of the products will help contribute to LEED® requirements for rapidly renewable materials, recycled content, indoor air quality, and certified wood and can contribute credits toward LEED certification.

 
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