In the San Francisco Bay Area, the beauty of nature is all around us. Every day, we are reminded of our responsibility and privilege to sustain the environment in which we live.

As part of our commitment to sustainability, we engage in a number of firm-wide initiatives and also support the individual contributions of our employees.  As we grow and expand our offices, we will continue to seek ways to measure and reduce our carbon footprint on the planet and to encourage our employees to do the same.

LEED Certified Buildings

The historic Mills building, home to Seiler LLP’s San Francisco office at 220 Montgomery Street, has received a LEED Gold certification, making it the city’s oldest LEED certified structure. The building’s green overhaul included a building-wide energy management system that allows building managers to better moderate usage. In addition, high-intensity lighting has been replaced with low-energy LEDs and automatic lighting features. The building also includes temperature moderators for its steam fittings.

The Paragon Point building, home to Seiler’s Silicon Valley office, has also received a gold LEED certification, with high rankings in water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, material and resources, indoor environmental quality and innovation.

Office Efforts

The following are just a few of the sustainability initiatives in place in our Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices:

  • Use of recycled paper
  • Recycling of paper, cans, glass bottles and cardboard
  • Recycled shredding services
  • Electronics, batteries and cell phone recycling
  • Toner cartridge recycling
  • Curbside composting
  • Compostable plates and utensils
  • Non-disposable drinking containers
  • Engaging environmentally responsible vendors