On April 20th, 2015, SOA’s new office building was announced winner of the “Innovative Best Practices” category for Columbia’s first annual Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement Award! The building, designed by, and home to, SOA and CM Engineering, was selected for its extremely energy and water efficient design.
SOA is proud to do business in a community that encourages and promotes resource conservation. Columbia City Council signed the Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement (MCPA) in 2006, from which the award program was created. Mayor McDavid said the MCPA awards were established “to recognize excellence in sustainable practices demonstrated by local businesses and organizations and promote a culture of environmental responsibility.” This video interview with Kirk Mescher, late president of CM Engineering and 1/3 building owner, gives a brief overview of our building’s efficient systems as one component of our sustainable efforts.