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The Spinnaker Group Recognized as the First JUST® Organization in the State of Florida
LEED and sustainability consultant, building commissioning and energy modeling company The Spinnaker Group has entered into an elite group of companies recognized by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) as a JUST organization.
Some Spinnaker Group Highlights of the JUST Label:
· Diversity and Equity: TSG's Ethnic Diversity and Living Wage garnered Level 3 recognition - the highest ranking in the JUST program. TSG boats 8% difference in Ethnic Diversity when compared to the State of Florida's Census Percentage and TSG offers a Living Wage that is nearly 32% above that standard for Broward County.
· Worker Happiness: The Spinnaker Group is a unique company. Reducing the company's carbon footprint and maintaining happy employees integral to the corporate culture. TSG has won the South Florida Business Journal's "Best Places to Work" and also scored the highest level of Worker Happiness in the JUST program. This happiness is measured not only by these standards but is also evident in work performed for our Clients.
· Positive Products: The Spinnaker Group supports the betterment of the environment through sustainable products, practices and services. Furthermore, TSG promotes the use of renewable energy, water purification, affordable housing, public transportation, pollution and waste management, health care and safety, improvements in nutritional foods, animal welfare, conservation and reclamation of the natural environment, advancements in education, promotion of the arts and sciences, and the elimination of discrimination, poverty, and other social and economic inequalities and injustices, all of which help TSG garner level 3 recognitions for JUST.
The Living Building Challenge was the first green building program to incorporate equity criteria with the launch of the Equity Petal in 2009; version 3.0 of the standard further highlights impacts on communities with the addition of new imperatives. GGLO is participating in the JUST program in support of elevating the equity conversation in all organizations that shape our community, not just those who manufacture products and construct projects.
We look forward to working together to promote equity discussions in every aspect of our built environment.
For any inquiries or comments, please contact Jessica Lieberman, Director of Marketing at Jessica@thespinnakergroupinc.com
The Spinnaker Group is a South Florida based green-building design and engineering consulting firm whose team of architects and engineers has extensive knowledge in the application of all LEED rating systems. The Spinnaker Group helps companies achieve green building goals including design consulting, commissioning, specification writing and energy and daylight modeling. Involved in more than 200 LEED projects throughout the region and internationally, The Spinnaker Group has certified over 100 LEED projects. In 2013, The Spinnaker Group won "Business of the Year" recognition by the South Florida Business Journal, and worked on the first-ever LEED for Neighborhood Development project in Miami, the Miami Design District. TSG is also a LEED Proven Provider with the USGBC. For more information, visit http://www.thespinnakergroupinc.com.
For more information on the International Living Future Institute and the JUST Program please visit http://www.justorganizations.com