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By Nash Emrich
Why measuring performance results is so critical, but also easier said than done. - Earlier this year, the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) released its Energy Policy Simulator, or EPS. Per RMI, “EPS is an open-source, peer-reviewed model for estimating the…
Analytics | Green Buildings | High Performance Buildings | Sustainability
By Paladino and Company
At a time when many headlines feel a little “doom and gloom”, we’ve rounded up some inspiring articles to highlight efforts from around the world to tackle climate change, support wildlife populations, wellness strategies, and more. Enjoy! 1. Inside Europe’s…
Analytics | Commercial Real Estate | Corporate reporting | ESG | Green Buildings | Wellness
By Amanda Cunningham
I’m happy to report that even as the world took a left turn during the pandemic, the interest in sustainability and optimized buildings has stayed on course. One strategy we continue to see is the use of LEED certification as…
Abundance Thinking | Analytics | Commercial Real Estate | Green Buildings | High Performance Buildings | LEED | Sustainability
By Hanna Swaintek
Our clients are increasingly asking us how they can construct a carbon-neutral facility and accounting for the embodied carbon of construction must be part of the equation for any carbon-neutral project. Embodied carbon is defined as the carbon footprint of…
carbon | Commercial Real Estate | Green Buildings | Sustainability
By Katie Rothenberg
The Center for Active Design recently released a study, A New Investor Consensus, The Rising Demand for Healthy Buildings, which set out to determine the impact of COVID-19 on demand for healthy buildings internationally. The research by the Center for…
Commercial Real Estate | Employee Engagement | Green Buildings | Leadership | Wellness
By Adam Herzer
Building performance requirements are policies that establish a definition for high-performance buildings and drive all buildings to achieve that definition, making clear the city or county’s priorities. A building performance requirement provides flexibility because owners can use whatever technologies and…
Advanced Commissioning | Commercial Real Estate | Commissioning | ENERGY STAR | Green Buildings | Sustainability
In a broad sense, net-zero refers to achieving an overall balance between resources demanded and resources returned, and USGBC has launched a certification option called LEED Zero, which defines net-zero goals for energy, carbon, water, and/or waste. Here is how…
carbon | Green Buildings | High Performance Buildings | LEED | Net Zero | Sustainability
By Michelle Christopher
Let's talk about BEPS. The District of Columbia is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions 50% below 2006 levels by 2032 and 80% by 2050. Meeting these goals will require improving the energy efficiency of District homes and buildings, switching to clean,…
Advanced Commissioning | ENERGY STAR | Green Buildings | Sustainability
Now is the right and necessary time for the commercial real estate industry to shift its environmental strategy from just energy, a carbon contributor, to carbon itself. Leaders in sustainable real estate know how to optimize energy. The LEED rating…
carbon | Change Management | Commercial Real Estate | Green Buildings | High Performance Buildings | Net Zero | Sustainability | Uncategorized
Designing for daylight is a complex process of balancing the use of available natural light with artificial light through the use of daylighting systems such as architecture, responsive lighting solutions, and daylight/shading devices. According to the International WELL Building Institute,…
Commercial Real Estate | Energy Modeling | Green Buildings | Wellness