SUSTAINABLE OPTIONS IN THE NEWS

April 2, 2013: BOMA High Performance Healthy Building Summit: Sustainable Options moderates panel on "Retrofits and Renovations: Case Studies"
October 8, 2012: 2012 Tom Boeck Featured at: The University Financing Foundation- 2012 Educational Facilities Best Practices Summit. Session on "Unraveling the Benefits of Going Green"
October 2, 2012: Sustainable Options' Tom Boeck on Business Radio X
September 25, 2012: Sustainable Options awarded LEED EB O&M Certification contract for iconic Bank of America Plaza in Atlanta, GA.
August 16, 2012: Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center Brings Home the Gold: Awarded LEED(R) for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Gold Certification
April 2012: Birmingham CREW: Sustainable Options' Nancy Larson was chosen for CREW Network's "News You Can Use" for her article about the greening of existing buildings called "Beyond LEED Certification - Ongoing Sustainability for Commercial Buildings."
2012: Founder, Tom Boeck, featured in Holley Henderson's new book: Becoming a Green Building Professional
December 12, 2011: Sustainable Options guides Oglethorpe Power HQ Buildings One and Two to Achieve LEED EB O&M Gold Certification
August 24, 2011: Sustainable Options guides Oglethorpe Power HQ Buildings One and Two to Achieve LEED EB O&M Gold Certification
August 30, 2011: Sustainable Options helps The Falls and Lake View II office buildings at Sanctuary Park in Alpharetta, Georgia, secure LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council.
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Sustainable Options helps The Falls and Lake View II office buildings at Sanctuary Park in Alpharetta, Georgia, secure LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council.

May 3, 2011: 2011 Southeastern Corporate Sustainability Rankings Announce Top Ranked Performers
Douglas Sams, Atlanta Business Chronicle

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The Rankings, now in its second year, were created to inspire, motivate, and create awareness about the sustainability progress of publicly traded companies headquartered in the Southeast. "It is a pleasure to pay tribute to this year's top performers," said Armistead. "These corporations deserve recognition for their success in being leaders of environmental, social and governance (ESG) and we applaud each for their continued commitment in doing the right thing."

December 15, 2010: GSA official: Feds will push for greener and greener buildings
Ken Edelstein

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Kimsey made it clear that just about everyone GSA deals with - from office and building supply companies to property managers to landlords and builders - need to be aggressively tackling their industriesí respective sustainability issues if they hope to do business with nationís largest real estate player.

September 4, 2009: Corporations are revealing their dedication to the environment with their real estate choices
Douglas Sams, Atlanta Business Chronicle

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To see how corporate America is getting behind the green movement, look no further than their real estate decisions.

Last month, Big Four auditor Ernst & Young LLP completed a 10-year lease for office space in Orange County, Calif. The agreement included a $300,000 penalty if the building failed to meet standards set forth by the U.S. Green Building Council.

It's just one example of corporate America dispelling the notion that "greening" its real estate is just a fad. The movement is under way from Madison Avenue to Main Street USA.

"It's almost mandatory that new construction be designed to meet green or LEED standards," said Greg O'Brien, a principal with the Atlanta-based green consulting firm Sustainable Options LLC. "The risk is greater if the building doesn't meet those standards. It creates the perception that the owner isn't socially responsible."

Fortune 500 companies are getting the message.

September 2009: Progressive Changes in LEED Version 3
Insight: Commercial Real Estate Journal | BOMA

Greg O'Brien, principal of Sustainable Options, explains the latest changes to LEED certification, particularly LEED GBOM.

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The race to achieve LEED 2009 GBOM certification has already started. Many real estate portfolio and asset managers feel that LEED 2009 GBOM certification is a worthy goal because of two primary characteristics that differentiate GBOM from all other LEED ratings: it is the only LEED system that measures actual performance, and it is the only LEED system that can be recertified.

April 30, 2009: Sustainable Options, LLC Chosen by Atlanta REALTORS® Center to Commence LEED Certification process for High-Profile Office Building in Sandy Springs, Georgia
March 1, 2007: The Value of Green, Utilizing LEED Standards (PDF)
Atlanta Office & Commercial Real Estate Magazine | BOMA