In fact, eco-friendly practices can give your coworking space the competitive edge it needs—and benefit the planet at the same time. So, what’s not to like about that? In no particular order, here are some of the top green coworking spaces in the U.S.
4444 Second Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
Green Garage takes sustainability very seriously, claiming that the space operates with about 10% of the waste, water and energy of a traditional office building. Next door, you’ll find a “Green Alley,” complete with reclaimed bricks, a convex surface to encourage rainwater back into the water tables and extensive native plants for biodiversity. There’s also a weather station, and the owners take extensive monthly measurements to ensure they stay on eco-track.
1020 NW 163rd Drive, Miami, FL 33169
Say hello to Miami’s first green incubator and makerspace. EcoTech supports green manufacturing businesses. The space is also undertaking the creation of America’s first green city—with ambitions to spread its development framework around the world.
2590 Walnut Street, Denver, CO 80205
Green Spaces is located in the heart of Denver’s RiNo Arts District. This sustainable coworking community comes with a range of green policies. These include a zero-waste initiative, 160 solar panels on the space’s roof, LED lighting, the opportunity for members to participate in the city’s Certifiably Green Denver Program, and thoughtfully sourced materials used across the space.
2401 Walnut Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Founded in 2014 by sustainability professor Max Zahniser, this space is on a mission to bring together eco-aware entities, tech companies, non-profits and creative individuals across the Philadelphia region. What’s more, this coworking space is a Gold LEED-certified building.
520 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119
This coworking spot is the sister space to City CoHo. It’s run in partnership with Philadelphia-based non-profit Sustainability Nexus with a shared core value of sustainability.
600 Cleveland Street, Suite 300, Clearwater, FL 33755
The Ring is committed to supporting the Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations and has a vision to “create the healthiest workspaces in the world.”
This coworking space provides clear airflow throughout its buildings, uses potable drinking water, features live walls and plenty of green plants, and uses smart tech to keep its energy expenditure down.
Multiple locations in the New York City metro
With multiple locations across DUMBO, Greenpoint, Downtown Brooklyn, Williamsburg and Long Island City, these New York City spaces provide eco-friendly, turn-key offices and suites with flexible contracts.
With 100+ spaces, the Impact Hub brand uses the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to minimize its impact on the world. All of its spaces have a core focus on social and environmental issues—so much so that the United Nations has acknowledged the business as a driver of community engagement.
122 E. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701
This coworking space was renovated using recycled and repurposed materials wherever possible. Coworking Frederick continues to have a strong stance on sustainability to this day.
1110 S. River Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
WaterWorking is a coworking space where those working to save Louisiana’s coastal regions and wetlands come together. Centrally located in Baton Rouge’s The Water Campus, this eco-friendly space has stunning views of the Mississippi River from its outdoor terrace.
115 N. 85th Street, Suite 202, Seattle, WA 98103
Works Progress has a range of eco-initiatives in place. These include shared resources, recycling, composting, and the use of reusable materials whenever possible to reduce its environmental footprint as individuals and as a community.