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The Green Workplace: Sustainable Strategies That Benefit Employees, the Environment, and the Bottom Line

The Green Workplace: Sustainable Strategies That Benefit Employees, the Environment, and the Bottom Line

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The manager's guide to building a green workplace that benefits the environment, the financial bottom line, and the individual employee.

As 21st-century companies realize they'll need to be green to compete, sustainable ideas are spreading like wildfire throughout all fields of modern business. In The Green Workplace, Leigh Stringer, an expert on sustainable workplace design and strategy, shows companies on the cusp of radically transforming their practices how to bring together diverse teams and establish new organizational governance for creative problem-solving in greening their workplace. Her hands-on green strategies are based on concrete and cost-effective changes such as:

- working from home
- ways to cut commuting costs
- video conferencing to cut down on travel
- increasing access to natural light to save energy
- and more.

Stringer explains how managers can implement these changes smoothly and efficiently. In solving key problems, she shows companies how a green business reduces costs, increases productivity, improves recruiting and retention, and increases shareholder value, in addition to benefiting the environment.

Author: Leigh Stringer
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published: 08/31/2010
Pages: 256
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.10w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9780230103368

About the Author

Leigh Stringer is a LEED(R) Accredited Professional and a workplace and sustainability expert at HOK, a global architectural firm. She has been a featured speaker at numerous design and construction industry events for the U.S. Green Building Council, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and CoreNet Global. In 2007, she was named to the list of 40 Under 40 top industry professionals by Building Design + Construction magazine.

In addition to appearances on CNN, published articles in USA Today, CoreNet's Leader magazine, Building Operating Management, and Consulting-Specifying Engineer, Stringer is the founder and editor of, a blog dedicated to sharing ideas about greening the workplace through space, technology and change management.

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