Structure Tone demonstrates industry leadership and social responsibility by incorporating the principles of sustainability into our everyday work practices, thereby creating greater value for our clients and communities.
We are in the vanguard of sustainable construction, with experience building renewable energy solutions and water conservation infrastructure, as well as experience with the health and wellness movement in the built environment.
We operate a center of excellence, led by Jennifer Taranto, with dedicated staff that enables clients’ to minimize their carbon footprint, promote employees’ wellness, and optimize real estate costs, such as:
We partner with our clients, and their design teams, to develop strategies which realize significant energy and environmental benefits while increasing building value and occupant wellness, thus improving the overall built environment. We know that each client’s needs and culture are different and that while LEED® is a component of a sustainable approach, it is not all inclusive of sustainability.
With more than 130 LEED® Accredited Professionals on staff, we can enable clients to achieve targeted levels of LEED® certification, and practices, by guiding them through design considerations, construction materials selection, building systems and operational procedures. We have completed numerous LEED® certified projects at all levels, from Certified through Platinum.
Because buildings account for about 40 percent of energy consumption we are committed to sustainable practices, on-site and in the office. We incorporate sustainability into our everyday work practices, eliminating excess waste and minimizing site impacts.
The built environment directly affects our opportunities, choices and behaviors.
Structure Tone is dedicated to supporting people’s health and wellness in the built environment. We work with our clients to improve amenities and facilities that support the long-term wellness of building occupants, and support behavior changes that will result in positive health outcomes.
We are proficient in–and advocates of–The WELL Building Standard, a performance-based certification system that employs the built environment to support human health and wellness through seven categories: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind. The WELL Building Standard is the first building standard to focus on the health and wellness of the people in buildings.
“Learning directly from doctors at the Cleveland Clinic about how our built environment directly affects the vitality of the tenants who occupy the spaces we build has made me very passionate about improving the welfare of our clients and employees. The WELL Building Standard is a sound approach to shaping the long-term well-being of building occupants.”
–Jennifer Taranto, Director of Sustainability, Structure Tone
Jennifer Taranto, Director of Sustainability
Tel: 617.956.3721, Email: Jennifer.Taranto@structuretone.com