Entries by Peter Chee

Incentives for Going Green

Over the past few months, I have been searching for companies, organizations, government agencies that encourage other companies to go green with their tenant improvements.  One of the first places that I called was PSE (Puget Sound Energy).  I talked with an Energy Management Engineer and he was happy and willing to meet me at […]

Energy Efficient Commercial Light Fixtures

Electricity is one of the largest expenses in a commercial office building.  Whether you’re the building owner or a tenant that is occupying a large space, it is good business to look for ways to reduce your energy consumption.  For a building owner it means lower utility costs, a more energy efficient, and desirable building.  For […]

Our LEED Recycling Goal

One of the LEED Certification goals is to divert construction, demolition, and packaging debris from landfill disposal.  Our personal demolition goal is to recycle 95% of all materials.  We started off our project with the Site Foreman telling all of our subcontractors that we don’t use the word “dump”.  All of the existing materials in […]

Sustainability in the work place

Your company name does not have to be “Google, Dell, General Electric, Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble, Ford, Microsoft, Intel, IBM, Nike, or Dow Chemical” in order to be able to make a significant difference in reducing its carbon footprint. thinkspace provides a path that allows the SMB’s to have a LEED Certified Green Interior and […]

How to Maintain Air Quality during the Demolition Stage

During the demolition stage it is paramount to maintain air quality.  With a goal of being LEED Certified, we are taking the following precautions into consideration.  As the demo is in progress we have two huge dishwasher sized HEPA air purifiers constantly running.  The HEPA air purifiers remove particulates, VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds), and odors.  […]

Why we are seeking to be LEED Certified

Our story begins with our business needing to build out space to run our company.  Our 25,000SF build-out is large and I wanted to make sure we did something special with the space.  I wanted to make sure that our space was not just another run-of-mill tenant improvement project.  After I started to do more […]