October 15th IFMA Meeting

  • 15 Oct 2013
  • 11:30 AM
  • Tour of Phelps Dunbar, II City Plaza, 400 Convention Street


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IFMA Meeting

October 15th

On October 15th we have planned a tour of the Phelps Dunbar LLP space.  It is located at II City Plaza, 400 Convention Street, Suite 1100, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5618.

Craig Oakman, Director of Office Services Facilities and a New Orleans IFMA member Stephanie Burritt, Principal at Gensler, Houston will be speakers at our event.

Phelps Dunbar is the first law firm in Louisiana to have its offices awarded LEED Certification.  Getting LEED certification is a long process, and for Phelps Dunbar it began back in 2007 when the New Orleans-based firm began planning its new Baton Rouge offices with its architect, Gensler, and general contractor, Harrell Construction Group. 

The law firm made the move from its former offices in neighboring City Plaza to its new 56,000 square foot digs in early 2009.  The certification process takes years because the green features within the building must be proven to be as energy efficient as they were designed to be.  In Phelps Dunbar's case, the features it used to meet the rigorous LEED standards include efficient lighting, green building materials and the incorporation of sustainable energy-use strategies.  The firm's offices also got points toward LEED certification for being located within a half maile of a residential neighborhood, providing discounted parking for employees who carpool, having 90% of its appliances Energy Star rated, purchasing a two-year contract to support renewed initiatives in green energy, providing recyclables collections, and reusing at least 30% of the furniture from its former offices in its new space, among other things.  "Phelps Dunbar's LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership," says Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair of th eU.S. Green Building Council, in a prepared statement.

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