Sustainable Success: How sustainability paves the way to prosperity – for both individual companies and the region

Posted on Jul 27, 2018 by Theresa Lehman

Elected officials and the business community increasingly see sustainability as the key to the region’s economic growth. It can benefit individual businesses by reducing their annual operational and maintenance costs, enhancing the health and wellbeing of their employees, hence reducing healthcare costs, while improving their ability to recruit and retain talent. It benefits the community by preserving and enhancing local natural resources and by making the region a desirable place to live. The Milwaukee Business Journal recently assembled a panel of experts to explore what we have accomplished in terms of sustainability, how we compare to other areas and what we can do to make additional improvements.

MODERATOR: Sustainability is a term that is used in many different contexts. How would you define sustainability and what are its key components?

THERESA LEHMAN: Sustainability is all about enhancing the health and well-being of people, minimizing environmental impacts and promoting prosperity. Read more …

About Theresa Lehman

Dedicating her entire career to sustainable practice, Theresa has worked on more than 70 projects seeking LEED® certification utilizing the LEED®-NC, LEED®-CI, LEED®-CS, LEED®-EBOM, and LEED® for Schools green building rating systems. She has successfully certified projects that have earned LEED® certification at all four award levels including: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Her portfolio of LEED® projects includes many “Wisconsin firsts” such as the first State of Wisconsin LEED® certified project, the first healthcare facility, the first LEED®-EBOM Schools, the first LEED® for Schools project and the first zero-net energy / carbon neutral project–the Aldo Leopold Legacy Center–the “greenest building on the planet” according to Rick Fedrizzi, former President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council.

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