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Best for NYC: Best Practices

Part of how the Best for NYC Challenge works is that we have to review how our company affects the environment. There are direct and indirect effects, but today I want to talk about paper. The truth of engineering consulting firms is that we don’t create buildings, we create paper. We create drawings and reports. We …

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Best for NYC: Other Companies

When I mentioned yesterday I’d be writing about the Best For NYC Challenge I forgot to mention an important point: this means I’ll be writing about other companies in the coming weeks. As much as I like talking about Old Structures and why I believe we’re special, one of the main reasons for people to take …

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Best for NYC: Introduction

When I announced that OSE had become a Certified B Corp I promised that I’d be discussing the topic more “in the coming weeks.” In the way of blogs, weeks became months, but now is the time. The New York City Economic Development Corporation and B Lab, the non-profit that certifies B Corps, have teamed up to create …

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Old Structures is now a Certified B Corporation

Old Structures Engineering became a Certified B Corporation this year. We were certified by the non­profit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.​We’ve evaluated how our practices impact our employees, our community, the environment, and our customers. Today, there are over 1,200 Certified B Corps in 38 countries. …

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Our New Website

The recent switch to a new website was based on technical issues. While the software we were using previously had a blog-style layout that we used for our news and projects pages, modifying it meant reopening the entire site in the software, editing, and then FTPing the whole thing back to our web host. The …

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