By Alexander Landa
One of the many joys of being a part of the green building community is working with a wide variety of other businesses and organizations in Massachusetts. Companies like Goody Clancy – who were thrilled to have as a sponsor for the Healthy Materials Summit in October – bring significant sustainability to their architecture practices, and we appreciate that immensely.
As an architectural firm, they perfectly balance the needs of their customers with the large-scale impact possible from innovation and design. These buildings go beyond just serving as locations for employees – each design is meant to really hone in on their customer's defining purpose, to represent them as well as possible. Goody Clancy does+n't settle for what's been done before, rather, they want to push the limit of what they can do, and to raise a customer's expectations of what a building can be.
What really makes us smile is that they aren't just innovative – they innovate with sustainability and preservation in mind, designing new buildings that will stand the test of time, and with a small environmental impact. Currently, over 75% of their staff is LEED Accredited, implementing the LEED for Neighborhoods as one of their core performance standards for neighborhood and district planning. Some of their LEED Platinum designs include the Unitarian Universalist Association HQ in Boston, and the Welcome & Admissions Center at Roger H. Perry Hall at Champlain College in Burlington, VT.
Thank you for your continued support! Shoutout to our friends Jean Caroon and Jerrferson Poole, as well!