Machen Advisory Group defines itself as ‘Good Stewards of the Built Environment’. With that focus in mind, we offer expertise in the various sustainable areas. Whether you are looking to “green-up” your office environment or attain a LEED® certification for your new or existing building, we can lead or assist your team. Beth Machen, CPM® received her LEED® AP accreditation in 2008, and has experience in analyzing existing buildings for the LEED® certification.
Sustainability requires that human activity only uses nature's resources at a rate at which they can be replenished naturally. Sustainability is best understood as qualitative improvement. In that case, development means “better” rather than “more” and an emphasis on quality of life, rather than material living standards. This calls for better, not faster, lives and for a focus on values, not things. Environmental sustainability is the process of making sure current processes of interaction with the environment are pursued with the idea of keeping the environment as pristine as naturally possible.
Machen Advisory Group has the knowledge and experience to reduce your property’s impact on environmental resources. We will elevate demand for your asset by initiating practices and measures which will save costs and enrich value, for both building owners and users. Our goal is to maximize income for both building owners and tenants by creating desirable spaces that will appeal to more sophisticated operators and a more enlightened clientele. Our specialty is repositioning existing properties by bringing them to highest and best sustainability, therefore making them more competitive with newer product. Successfully repositioned assets will dictate higher rents and longer lease terms.
Here are a few ways we can help you in the “greening” process: