We were green before green was cool.
When we made the decision to renovate our Phoenix showroom, there was no such thing as LEED certification. We worked with our architect, Jack Black, and our contractor, Southwest Architectural Builders, to make hundreds of small decisions in favor of sustainability. We did it because "CONNECTEDNESS" is a core value of Goodmans; we are part of a larger community and we have a responsibility to support and sustain that community.
The building was completed in 2005 and to test our commitment, we partnered with Green Ideas to work backwards and document our green building efforts. Goodmans received Arizona's second LEED-CI certification in March 2008.
Goodmans' partnership with Herman Miller has contributed to our ongoing commitment to sustainability. In 1953, Herman Miller's founder, D.J. De Pree, Pledged that "Herman Miller will be a good corporate neighbor by being a good steward of the environment." As a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council and an active participant in creating the LEED protocol, Herman Miller has helped carry the concept of environmental stewardship across industries and around the world.