Leading through Example and Education

Leading through Example and Education

SOA’s own office building is a testament to our commitment to wise resource stewardship: it is ranked the most energy efficient office building in Columbia by Columbia Water & Light, and it is the only commercial building in Columbia to harvest rainwater for irrigation and sewage conveyance.

While these environmental efforts are an economic boon for the company, our goal goes beyond our own bottom line. We want to communicate our sustainable strategies to the public so as to inspire further environmental benefit in the greater community. It is for this reason that SOA applied for, and was proud to receive the 2015 Mayor’s Climate Protection Award for Innovative Best Practices and an Energy Star Rating of 98. Receiving this recognition serves as a third party validation of our successes, and generates public interest.  In addition to promoting our sustainable practices via these benchmarks, we also actively use the building as an educational tool by:

Whether it is sharing our building’s story, or that of a client’s, SOA believes:

“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.” – Albert Einstein