Starting to Go Green

September 1, 2008
The Pennsylvania Lawyer

According to Lisa Granite’s article, “Starting to Go Green,” which appeared in the September/October edition of The Pennsylvania Lawyer, Arnold & Porter’s 2006 survey of eight differently sized law firms found that lawyers use a range of 20,000 to 100,000 sheets of copier and printer paper per year. Despite that number, many law firms in the area are starting down the green path.

In her article, Granite discusses the American Bar Association’s Climate Challenge program, which aims to “help get lawyers involved in saving energy.” She points to several area firms who have begun the process of going green, and cites Fox Rothschild’s Exton office as the only LEED-Certified law office in Pennsylvania.

Partner Philip Hinerman was quoted in the article as saying, “There has been a sea change in attitude in the past several years, and people are starting to get [going green].” Hinerman pointed to Philadelphia’s Comcast Center as “an example of how green building is expanding.”

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This article first appeared in The Pennsylvania Lawyer and is being used here with the permission of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.