Bulfinch Wins 2015 Newton/Needham Chamber Green Initiative Award
NEEDHAM, MA.- May 19, 2015 - The Bulfinch Companies, Inc., a private commercial real estate investment firm, announced today that it was awarded a Green Initiative Award at the recent Annual Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce Green Business Breakfast.
Recognized for its leadership role in the stewardship of the environment, Bulfinch received a Green Initiative Award at the annual breakfast that recognizes the outstanding achievements local businesses and civic organizations have taken to reduce their carbon footprint. Bulfinch, along with 6 other local businesses and one non-profit, was selected by the Newton-Needham Chamber’s Environment Committee based on an open nomination process, application review and site visit. As one judge noted, “Embracing a sustainable mission of this magnitude only happens with a commitment from the top. That commitment is clear at The Bulfinch Companies.”
More than 200 local business leaders attended the event to celebrate the significant contributions the award winners have made within the last year, including Newton Mayor Setti Warren, who presented these impactful awards to all recipients.
“Bringing innovative environmental practices to large office buildings isn’t sexy but it’s good for the planet and good for the bottom line,.” said Greg Reibman, president of the Newton-Needham Chamber. “The Bulfinch Companies’ passion and commitment to green practices are impressive.”
Bulfinch owns and manages several buildings which are located in the N2 Innovation Corridor, including its own headquarters office in Needham. Bulfinch continuously enhances its portfolio with the use of green best practices and has a strong focus on providing tenants with eco-friendly services and products that reduce their overall environmental footprint and lower operating costs, such as energy efficient technologies, LEED and Energy Star certifications, car and bike sharing programs, recycling programs, eco-friendly cleaning supplies, recycled office products, and more.
“We are very proud to have been honored for our commitment to sustainability.” said Eric Schlager, CEO at Bulfinch. “Bulfinch is committed to continuously embracing new technologies and green services that benefit our tenants as well as make a positive impact on the environment.”