Cherokee CEO Tom Darden says "We need to be thinking about the environmental impact of what gets built and energy use and energy waste. This is one place where we thought we could do something about it."
News and Observer
March 12, 2007
Jack Hagel, Staff Writer
Old outside, green within
Tenants renovate space with energy efficiency and the environment in mind
RALEIGH - With its waterless urinals, motion-detecting lights and formaldehyde-free-plywood recycling bins, the future headquarters of Cherokee Investment Partners has all the earmarks of a brand new "green" building -- the kind more developers are touting these days as they get in touch with Mother Earth.
But the bones of the 21,500-square-foot office are anything but new. The office is in a sprawling brick building that dates to 1870.
Cherokee is among a growing number of tenants converting leased space in old buildings to environmentally friendly offices. Read more...