Citadel Environmental Services, an environmental, health, safety and sustainability consulting firm, is set to open its revamped office building in California on June 8. The company will also receive the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum award from the U.S. Green Building Council for the 8,000-square-foot facility.
According to company officials, the decision to make green renovations to this facility will be beneficial to Citadel for several reasons. For instance, the firm wanted to expand their knowledge in the services they provide by experiencing the building process for themselves.
In addition, Citadel will only occupy half of the 8,000-square-foot space, which will allow the company to rent out the rest of the facility to those who are interested in a green working environment.
"Sustainable construction makes good business sense on a number of levels," said Loren Witkin, chief executive officer of Citadel. "Further, I believe that sustainable facilities are at the heart of good corporate governance and allow stakeholders to identify businesses that truly have a value system as opposed to those that talk a good game."