Sustainability

 

Minimized Impact

As engineers working on large-scale construction of buildings that will operate for decades, we are committed to sustainable projects that minimize environmental impact. From choosing cabling products containing fewer harmful chemicals to designing converged networks that require less infrastructure, we strive to find ways to maximize systems in order to cut back on material consumption and increase human productivity.

 

World’s Greenest Museum

We have worked on some of the most sustainable projects in the world, including the only Double LEED Platinum-certified museum in the world, the new California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The visually-striking building features an undulating 2.5 acre living roof covering a planetarium, aquarium, and natural history museum. Our technology infrastructure design won the Academy acclaim from InfoWorld in 2009 as one of the World’s Top 15 Greenest IT Projects.
(Image ©Tim Griffith / Architect: Renzo Piano and Chong Partners)

LEED Certified

TEECOM has completed more than 50 LEED-certified (Platinum, Gold, Silver) projects including the LEED Platinum Mills College Life Sciences Building in Oakland, the LEED Platinum Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation in Palo Alto, and the LEED Gold UC Berkeley Energy Biosciences Building.

(Image ©Marco Zecchin / Architect: Hawley Peterson Snyder Architects)

Going Paperless

“Going paperless” makes it easy to access and interact with project documents like RFPs, specifications, and drawings in real-time and remotely.

Going Mobile

“Going mobile” has allowed our engineers to improve efficiencies realized during the design and construction process. Mobile is an essential utility that enables engineering and project management TEEm members to deliver the lightning-fast responsiveness that clients have come to expect from us. The technology also allows us to work remotely and travel less, reducing our contribution to the greenhouse gas emissions that come from fossil fuel-burning cars, trucks, trains, and planes.

The Green TEEm

Here are just a few ways TEECOM utilizes green practices in our home office:

  • We are a certified LEED Green Business

  • We have a Green TEEm dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint by:

    • Updating all staff to laptop computers, which reduced energy consumption by nearly 60% at every work sation

    • Educating staff on appropriate recycling habits

    • Eliminating plastic water bottles and using refillable bottles for all employees

    • Purchasing only 100% recycled paper for all general office printing

    • Purchasing only 100% recycled Kleenex, paper towels, napkins

    • Purchasing only compostable utensils and paper plates

    • Purchasing only pens and mechanical pencils that use 89% pre-consumer recycled content

    • Implementing double-sided printing