A full 22 percent of building material and furniture is made with recycled material. Carpets, flooring, upholstered wall panels, ceiling tiles, wallboards and cabinetry are all partly recycled
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Reston, VA (PRWEB) February 12, 2008
HireStrategy , the Reston, Virginia-based staffing firm, has moved its Washington, D.C. offices into new, expanded “green” space at 1121 – 14th Street, N.W.
The building has received gold certification from for environmentally responsible design from the green building ratings system of the U.S. Green Building Council. The U.S. Green Building Council is a nonprofit membership organization whose vision is a sustainable-built environment within a generation. Its membership includes corporations, builders, universities, government agencies and other nonprofit organizations.
HireStrategy CEO Paul Villella said that his firm required new, expanded space because of its continuing growth and its commitment to serving the entire Washington area. “We wanted to find new space in a building that had been designed and built with the environment in mind,” Villella said.
Tom Whitehead, managing director of the Washington office, says 15 recruiters are working in the new space, but that he expects that number to double by the summer.
HireStrategy’s new space is constructed from many sustainable building materials, including those that are recycled, locally manufactured and rapidly renewable. “A full 22 percent of building material and furniture is made with recycled material. Carpets, flooring, upholstered wall panels, ceiling tiles, wallboards and cabinetry are all partly recycled,” Whitehead says.
Drawing on the creativity of the architects at Falls Church, Virginia-based Environ Design, the plan for the utilities for HireStrategy’s new offices curbed excessive use of energy and water. Clean and renewable wind power provides the energy needs for the entire building. Motion sensors in offices, common areas and storage rooms ensure that fluorescent lights are off when those spaces are unoccupied.
Whitehead notes that similar efforts were made to conserve water in the form of automatic faucets and flush devices in the restrooms. The installation of a filtered tap in favor of water coolers helps the building us 22 percent less water.
HireStrategy provides consulting services and executive search solutions in the technology, sales, human resources, and accounting professions. HireStrategy, an Inc. 500 company, is ranked by The Washington Business Journal as the #1 regional staffing firm in the Greater Washington area, and recognized by Washingtonian magazine, as one of Washington's "Great Places to Work."
sjohnson @ hirestrategy.com
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