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Studio 1200

Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Studio 1200
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Business Description: 
Architecture and Design firm that uses creativity and innovation to deliver solutions that meet the aesthetic and budgetary requirements of our clients
Contact Person: 
Betsey Burgdorf
Marketing Coordinator
Business Location: 
Studio 1200
511 Millburn Avenue
07078 Short Hills , NJ
United States
40° 43' 11.964" N, 74° 19' 11.8416" W
Number of Employees: 
Renewal Date: 
Friday, January 21, 2022
Management and Leadership
Adopt Environmental Policy Statement
Description of Action: 
With concern rapidly escalating about our warming planet, Studio 1200 believes that sustainability needs to be an important consideration for every project. In order to have healthy and sustainable communities, we need to make choices about reusing when possible and being decisive with space to use natural resources more efficiently. We believe that our design team’s objectives need to include reducing consumption, minimizing waste and create a healthy and recyclable environment. With a certified LEED architect on staff, we have the capability of working within the LEED framework. We know that every design decision has an environmental impact and take seriously our role navigating through the sustainability opportunities and challenges of every project. At Studio 1200, we have been promoting sustainability in multiple ways. After purchasing our building last year, we undertook a major renovation where sustainability was a top priority. We started with a high quality, highly reflective roof that helps to maintain the temperature of our HVAC equipment and minimize heat gain and loss within the building. We installed new, insulated windows, and high efficiency HVAC units. On the interior, we chose to leave many partitions in place and make staff seating work accordingly, rather than gut everything in the new space. We also moved and reused all of our existing millwork, library shelves and systems furniture – a tricky logistical feat- but better than throwing it in a landfill! In all instances, we chose to use sustainable materials and finishes.
Identify Sustainability Leader
Description of Action: 
We have a Sustainability Team at Studio 1200 led by Betsey Burgdorf. In our day-to-day efforts, we have also made choices. We switched from using disposable utensils, plates and cups to silverware, coffee mugs and glassware. We installed filters on our taps and cancelled our bottled drinking water delivery. .In our bathrooms and kitchens, we use unbleached paper towels made from recycled materials. Our bathrooms are also equipped with low-flow fixtures and sensors to minimize water consumption. We have made a conscience effort to reduce and reuse, not just recycle.
Water Conservation
Description of Action: 
WE have cancelled all bottled water delivery and given out reusable bottles to all staff to be refilled and reused.
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Certification Programs
LEED™ Silver, Gold or Platinum
Description of Action: 
Studio 1200 Principal is a certified LEED architect
Description of Action: 
When renovating the new office of Studio 1200, all the existing millwork was reused. partitions were left in place reducing the need for it all to go in a landfill.
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Member Since: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020