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Patterson Belknap is Green

Patterson Belknap recognizes the importance of environmental responsibility. This is why we have made a commitment to preserve resources and improve energy efficiency throughout the firm. 

Listed below are just a few of the initiatives we have implemented, with cooperation from our building’s management, to conserve energy, recycle office products, and cut down on paper and other waste.


Around the Firm

  • We eliminated the sale and availability of bottled water throughout the firm and filtered water is provided instead.
  • We use a Forest Stewardship Council certified printing vendor for all firm stationery, including letterhead, envelopes, and business cards as well as publications, invitations and announcements.
  • We offer and encourage two-sided printing and use post-consumer recycled content paper.
  • We replaced all Styrofoam products with paper and recyclable plastic products.
  • We purchased recycled cotton fabric for office partition dividers and furniture.
  • Sensor lights are installed in attorney offices and restrooms to minimize wasted electricity.
  • Our building uses recycled paper products and environmentally friendly cleaning products.
  • Our internal teams distribute documents via email whenever possible, eliminating a significant amount of paper distribution.
  • We posted signage throughout the firm to encourage employees to recycle and reduce waste.
  • Recycling bins are available on every floor for cans, bottles, and paper products, in addition to recycling bins next to printers, photocopiers, and office desks.

Technology

  • We replaced CRT computer monitors with LCDs to reduce power consumption and last longer.
  • We recycle computers, printers, and other electronic equipment.
  • We use virtualization (VMware) to reduce the need for physical servers, each with their own power requirements. This saves on space and power consumption.
  • We use remanufactured toner cartridges. (Cartridges are re-used rather than dumped in a landfill).
  • When possible, we use videoconferencing and technological solutions to reduce travel time.

Transportation

  • We provide two hybrid car service options for in-town business travel when necessary.
  • Our building provides bike racks for employees who choose to ride their bikes to work.
  • We encourage walking and mass transit as much as possible for firm events.