Weston Miles Architects

This Bay Area Green Business offers architectural services and strives to be as sustainable as possible. They further reduced their already low carbon footprint by replacing their mechanical units with more energy efficient ones. They installed photovoltaic panels which generated about 26,636 kWh last year for a total savings of approximately $9,000 on energy bills. They have a small organic orchard that provides fruits and herbs for seasonal dishes at the restaurant located in their building. Traveling is minimized as much as possible by making conference calls instead. When site visits are needed, carpooling is always maximized. Most correspondence is done electronically and they use FileShare to send large documents to clients and consultants. They offer tours of their LEED Gold building which was transformed from an old granary into a beautiful and functional multi unit office building. Their website documents their sustainable philosophy and standards of green design as well as their building’s own carbon footprint. They blog about their events and promote sustainable agriculture with gardening tips; a new monthly newsletter reaches out to a wider audience of clients, customers and associates.

Morgan Hill
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