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Charles Aris Inc. earns LEED certification from U.S. Green Building Council


Nationally ranked executive search firm Charles Aris Inc. has been awarded a LEED Silver certified rating for its headquarters in downtown Greensboro. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities which are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.

“Our building is a catalyst for all of the other developments downtown,” said Charles Aris chief operations officer Allen Oakley. “We want the community to know that Charles Aris is invested in Greensboro’s future.”

The executive recruiting firm’s innovative three-story structure is helping lead downtown revitalization efforts in North Carolina’s third largest city, encouraging the arrival of up-and-coming organizations in the process.

On the cutting edge of architectural design, the 24,000-square-feet LEED-certified building boasts many features fit for an optimal professional environment. Those advances include:

• Sit-to-stand desks
• Treadmill workstations
• Multipurpose meeting rooms with panoramic windows for maximum natural light
• Dry-erase walls
• Eco-friendly utilities

Charles Aris Inc. achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

LEED is the premier program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. More than 79,000 commercial and institutional projects are participating in the LEED program, comprising more than 15 billion square feet of construction space in all 50 United States and in more than 155 countries and territories.

“The green building movement offers an unprecedented opportunity to respond to the most important challenges of our time – including global climate change, dependence on nonsustainable and expensive sources of energy and threats to human health,” said USGBC founding chair and CEO Rick Fedrizzi. “The work of innovative building projects such as Charles Aris is a fundamental driving force in the green building movement.”

Founded in 1969, Charles Aris Inc. quickly identifies and delivers world-class leaders and specialists who are qualified, available and interested in enhancing your organization. Clients choose and return to Charles Aris for its expertise, execution, focus on cultural fit and pinpoint deliverables. That’s why Charles Aris is trusted by organizations around the world, from start-ups to Fortune 500 firms.


"Thanks, Charles Aris, appreciate your dedication in finding such great talent for us to select from."

— The VP of Strategic Product Management for a Fortune 30 retailer, responding to an email informing him that Charles Aris Inc.'s candidate had just accepted the retailer's job offer.