Sustainability leadership is not limited to manufactures. The law firm of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed have made sustainability part of the fabric of their daily business operations. The firm has a ranking of “Tier 1–Sustainability Advocate” from Meritas (which created the Green Guide for Lawyers). They have an Environmental Sustainability Committee in place and regularly recognize employees for coming up with sustainability ideas. In addition to increasing recycling efforts and eliminating paper waste, the firm uses a U.S. Green Building Council member cleaning service that uses non-toxic and environmentally friendly Green Seal Certified Products. The work they have done has also paid off. After revamping their lighting system, they saw a 25% reduction in energy costs (saving about $60,000 a year and 370,000 kWh).