It's a wonderful thing when large corporations realize the benefits of lower impact living. Take Mortgage Lenders of America, for example.
As this article in GreenBiz.com points out, "MLN's headquarters, in Wallingford, Conn., features an employee cafeteria with healthy offerings such as herbs and vegetables grown on the premises, and food fuel zones: employee break areas stocked with complimentary snacks such as fruit from local orchards. Yet, Smith says their green building strategy is about more than just keeping employees happy and healthy." That's not surprising for the steep price of $75 million, nor is the fact that a little birdie told me (the comment below) that MLN went belly up. Even so, when big business is able to get a nice return on their investments made in people and the environment, so much the better.