Facilities Team Mission
Through superior stewardship, our facilities foster a collaborative and inclusive workplace. By prioritizing the highest level of environmental standards and a sustainable future, we will continue to inspire our community.
Sustainability is at the core of all our capital projects and operations. We use a sustainability framework that examines environmental, social, and economic impact to guide decision making and measure success. We do this by establishing best practices for procurement, design and construction, waste management, and leveraging leading standards for building design and waste management.
Internally, we work to minimize and neutralize adverse environmental and social impacts while seeking rejuvenating solutions we can apply operationally. For example, all our offices are designed with nontoxic, low-waste products to decrease our environmental footprint while increasing occupant health and well-being. Externally, we aim to share best practices and create positive impacts within communities and global markets. For example, we are transparent with our operations—open-sourcing our guidelines, standards, and performance allows other organizations to learn from our strategies and scale sustainable solutions.
We strive to maintain healthy and productive working environments that meet rigorous green building standards. We execute projects, like installing automatic dimming lighting systems and low-flow plumbing fixtures as well as implementing comprehensive waste stations, to drive our desired outcomes.
Our visions, highlighted in our Sustainable Operations Plan, represent NRDC’s ideals and serve as a guide for choosing current and future courses of action.
- Eliminate Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- Increase Water Efficiency
- Achieve Zero Waste
- Design for Healthy Buildings and People
- Increase Education and Engagement