In the fall of 2010, our New York and Chicago-area offices relocated. We retained our mid-town presence in New York, but at a new address. We moved our Chicago area office from suburban Oak Brook to downtown Chicago. In both cases, we ensured that the moves and our new office spaces reflected both our commitment to environmental stewardship and our work with other companies regarding their own environmental responsibility. During the moving process we made use of re-usable plastic cartons for packing, rather than cardboard boxes. Where possible, we furnished our new spaces with our pre-existing furniture. We installed carpet made from recycled materials and utilized paints containing little to no volatile organic compounds. The new furniture we purchased is also made from recycled materials, while recycled CFC- and HCFC-free insulation is used throughout the new spaces for energy efficiency and sound-proofing. We employed an energy-efficient technology/server room design that maximizes airflow to limit air conditioning usage and had “smart” power systems installed that monitor and minimize power usage by servers. Finally, we installed motion-sensitive light switches in all rooms and offices to minimize energy usage.
We ensured that the moves and our new office spaces reflected our commitment to environmental stewardship and our work with other companies regarding their own environmental responsibility.