Nichols has a strong commitment to sustainability. Our commitment is to focus on the environmental, social and economic impacts of our business and to engage our associates, suppliers and customers to develop sustainable business practices that meet the needs of today without compromising future generations. We pledge to:
Why LEED EB O + M? LEED which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is a product of the U.S. Green Building Council. There are several LEED certifications for new construction and major renovations however we chose to pursue LEED for Existing Buildings Operation and Maintenance.
LEED O+M is the tool for the ongoing operations and maintenance of existing commercial and institutional buildings. The certification system identifies and rewards current best practices and provides an outline for buildings to use less energy, water and natural resources; improve the indoor environment; and uncover operating inefficiencies. We achieved LEED EB O+M Version 2.0 Gold in June of 2010 and recertification under LEED O+M Version 4.0 in 2015. Our LEED O+M V4.1 recertification was achieved in April 2021.