Going Green (LEED) and Improving Efficiencies

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    After 37 years at One Maritime Plaza, Squire Sanders announces the successful move of its San Francisco office to 275 Battery Street, which is around the corner from its previous office. The move was completed Aug. 30, 2010.

    The moving process began more than two years ago when a committee of San Francisco lawyers and staff met with Huntsman Architectural Group to discuss the new office’s desired characteristics. Among other goals – and consistent with firm policy – the committee expressed a strong desire to identify, lease, build out and operate its new space in a sustainable manner and in facilities designed to encourage cross-practice collaboration on projects.

    According to Nicholas Unkovic, who, with Michael W. Kelly, leads the firm’s Palo Alto and San Francisco offices, both goals are being met. "We are seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for our new office, as we have for other recent office moves such as those in Columbus, Ohio (where we received LEED gold certification), Phoenix and Washington DC. This goal reflects the firm’s strong commitment to sustainability.”

    Unkovic further noted that some clients solicit carbon footprint data from the firm in order to complete their own carbon footprint reports. The San Francisco office expects to receive its LEED certification determination early next year.

    The new office also has additional space designed to support cross-practice collaboration, as well as a formal conference center. "We are very pleased with the results of the work of our project manager, Broadmoor Partners, as well as that of Huntsman Architectural Group, GCI, our general contractor, and the entire project team. Our new office is refreshing and attractive, and enables us to make more and better use of collaborative practice teams,” Unkovic said.

    Drez Jennings
    Media Relations Manager
    Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

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