I previously blogged on the recent trend of redesigning office space to project a look and image that is modern, flexible, efficient, and progressive. As part of the redesign process, and reflecting the surging environmental movement, law firms are also increasingly “going green”.

It is reported that McMillan Binch Mendelsohn LLP, one of the country’s biggest law firms, has signed an agreement with Bullfrog Power to use only 100 per cent green electricity for its power needs at its Toronto Client Services Centre. In Halifax, McInnes Cooper, in a recent renovation, redesigned their offices so that virtually every inch is near a window, allowing in much more natural light.

Implementing the use of green electricity or natural light are just two of the many measures open to a law firm looking to help the environment. Little things, like conserving water, reusing scrap paper and replacing incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent ones, can reap substantial green results. Such measures can also save law firms money. Environmental action can also be good for building business. A recent survey by Bullfrog Power found that 67 per cent of Canadians are likely to switch to banks, stores and other retail or service firms that have a demonstrated “green” track record.

Have a great day!

Bianca La Neve