We team with clients to mitigate the impact of climate change, optimize our business, and support green organizations through pro bono and philanthropy.
Through our continued support of nonprofit partner New Partners Community Solar, NP was able to advance economic equity and renewable energy use in Washington, DC, and the surrounding areas in 2022. Highlights from a busy year included a new solar project at a downtown commercial office building and expanded opportunities for investment created by the Inflation Reduction Act.
Utility billing credits created for local families through NP Solar energy generation
Pounds of carbon dioxide emissions eliminated through increased use of solar
Increase in the number of families in need who received billing credits to reduce their utility costs
With NP Solar, we assisted with Washington, DC’s first shelter-in-place resiliency center in Jubilee’s Maycroft Apartments, providing an emergency power source during grid outages.
Our attorneys led the effort to obtain 501(c)(3) certification for this San Francisco-based nonprofit ocean solution-focused startup accelerator and worldwide leadership facilitator for ocean advocacy.
Nixon Peabody founded this nonprofit organization that uses rooftop solar arrays to produce renewable energy and cost savings for low-income families in Washington, DC.
A cross-practice group of our attorneys worked with KC3, a Hispanic woman-led nonprofit, to facilitate solar rooftop gardens at 24 buildings in eight multi-family housing developments.
Our attorneys advise the global nonprofit on everything from conservation easements to floodplain restoration projects.
Alison B. Torbitt
Seven of our offices have earned LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, with more on the way. This designation signifies the use of environmentally friendly practices in building design and construction.
Approximately 25% of the products used in our San Francisco office were either made from recycled content, FSC, wood, or sustainable materials.
For our Chicago office, we used building materials that meet low-emitting criteria, including paints, coatings, adhesives and sealants, flooring, wall paneling, insulation, and composition wood.
At our San Francisco location, nearly 80% of the office receives natural light while 95% have access to the views.
Our Boston office features interconnecting stairs that encourage movement and communication between floors.
Nearly 75% of the waste collected from demolition and construction at our San Francisco office was diverted from landfills and successfully recycled.
We work with clients developing solar and geothermal projects, implementing carbon capture solutions, improving operational efficiency, and facilitating electric car and grid upgrades.
With deep knowledge of regulations and disclosure requirements, we navigate the complex world of ESG reporting.
From developing green building standards to facilitating renewable energy credits, we help clients make a positive impact on our world.
We were recognized for creating the first solar program for low-income households in Washington, DC.
We were the first law firm to participate in EDF Climate Corps, a fellowship program that helps build the business case for energy efficiency.
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