The Green Workplace, A New Book by HOK's Leigh Stringer Print
Wednesday, 29 July 2009 10:13

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The Green Workplace: Sustainable Strategies that Benefit Employees, the Environment, and the Bottom Line
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What drew our attention to this book is its author. Leigh Stringer is an expert on sustainable workplace behavior, operations and design.

A LEED Accredited Professional and member of the HOK Inc. Board of Directors, she is also the founder of TheGreenWorkplace.com, an influential blog that shares insights on workplace issues, green design and green policy changes. It is therefore quite interesting to go through this book that features Real-World Examples from Fortune 500 Companies and showcases sustainable strategies that benefit employees, the environment and the bottom line.

The Green Workplace is intended by its author to be “a comprehensive guide that demonstrates how green businesses can reduce costs, enhance productivity, improve recruitment and retention, increase shareholder value, and contribute to a healthier natural environment.” Some of the real-world examples featured in the book are from Bloomberg, Google, Sprint, Adobe, Texas Instruments and dozens of other companies that have implemented specific green practices and experienced the benefits.

“'Green is Good’ may indeed be the business mantra of the 21st century, but it takes a commitment to proven best practices and creative approaches to ensure that ‘green’ means ‘profitable,’” Stringer said. “The Green Workplace draws on the experience of successful green companies to craft a practical resource for helping companies consider how specific actions – big and small – can improve the bottom line while enabling them to better serve their people, stakeholders, communities and natural environment."

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2009 11:02