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    "Our primary concern is reduction of the carbon footprint."

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    "We work with our clients to not only create sustainable spaces that work for them on a functional level, but inspire them as well."

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    "A race to gain an innovative certification, win awards, or other friendly competition among professionals is tremendously effective in moving the field along."

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    "We are so eco-conscious that we only have one fork in the office. His name is Frank."