Sustainability

Sustainability

What is LEED?

LEED is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council in 2000 through a consensus based process, LEED serves as a tool for buildings of all types and sizes. LEED certification offers third party validation of a project’s green features and verifies that the building is operating exactly the way it was designed to.

TDM & LEED Certification

Developers can earn LEED credit for implementing a TDM program that will reduce the number of commuting round trips in single-occupancy vehicles made by regular building occupants. According to the USGBC, To earn credit for implementing a TDM program, the program must reduce weekday peak-period motor vehicle trips by at least 20% compared with a baseline case, and the program must be funded for a minimum of three years following build-out of the project. The TDM program must be developed by a qualified transportation professional.

How 128 Business Council Can Help

128 Business Council offers a wide variety of TDM programs that can help reduce the number of single-occupancy vehicle trips made by occupants of your building. Our services & programs include:

  • Shuttle Bus Services
  • RideMatching
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Commuter Benefits Events
  • Transportation Advocacy Programs
  • Transportation Planning Consultation
  • DEP Rideshare Regulation Compliance

LEED Certified Staff

128 Business Council’s LEED accredited staff members are ready to assist you with implementing a TDM program that will meet the unique needs of your site. Please contact us for a consultation.

128 Business Council is your resource for a variety of team building activities, lunch-and-learns and educational events focused on sustainability, environmentally-friendly topics and alternative transportation solutions.

We gather the most current information of how other metropolitan areas are improving their transportation grids as well as what our policy makers are implementing at the state level and bring it right to you.

Some of the group and educational events we offer to members are:

  • How to make the most of the transportation alternatives available to you and your employees, students and residents
  • LEED certification introductory seminars
  • Recycling and reuse educational events
  • Shuttle access introduction, membership kickoffs and registration
  • Lunch-and-learns on environmental and sustainability topics pertaining to the area

We invite our members to help us design new educational events suited to their audience. Our goal is to partner with members so they have the tools necessary to be successful. We help with enrollment, engagement and education, and are available to be your link to the larger transportation and sustainability solutions for our growing area.

Get More Information

To request more information, please contact us at 781-890-0093, extension 5.

The primary mission of 128 Business Council is to reduce traffic congestion on our local roads and highways, and in doing so reducing the environmental externalities associated with CO2 emissions and energy consumption. Our organization is dedicated to setting a standard for sustainable business practices that other small business can follow. Internally, 128 Business Council has established a number of policies aimed at reducing the environmental impact of our company.

Recycling, telework, and the use of locally sourced and sustainably produced office supplies and food products are among the many sustainability policies we have in place, the rest of which are outlined below. In additionally, 128 Business Council is a resource for member companies that would like to implement sustainability programs.

128 Business Council has partnered with the Sustainable Business Leaders Program to implement policies aimed at improving the environmental performance of our business. Some of the policies 128 Business Council has implemented in our offices include:

  • Use smart-strip power strips to automatically shut down appliances during off hours
  • Use task lamps whenever possible to minimize use of overhead lights
  • Place paper recycle bins throughout office and created a recycle station in a common area
  • Use projector and thumb drives for presentations
  • Establishd a “green team” which will consist of all staff members to take on current and new sustainability endeavors
  • Include sustainability tasks and expectations in job description and new employee training/orientation
  • Promote sustainable business practices to our members via our website and Green Corridor Initiative programs
  • When hosting meetings, order food from local businesses that use locally sourced ingredients