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By Deborah Hanamura
The basics: Your carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions that come from the production, use, and disposal of products or services. Your carbon footprint includes carbon dioxide – the gas most commonly emitted by humans –…
carbon | Net Zero | Sustainability
By Tom Paladino
Is there such a thing as a coincidence? Here at Paladino, we started deeply exploring new ways to address carbon emissions and Net Zero Carbon in June just as the world hit peak shutdown and stories about reduced carbon emissions…
carbon | Commercial Real Estate | Green Buildings | Leadership | Net Zero | Sustainability
By Paladino and Company
Let's talk 2020 Sustainability Trends! The ways that architects, developers, and building operators design projects, attract tenants, manage costs, and measure success are each changing. Attention has shifted to carbon, retail and dining habits, transit, regulations, and business issues. And…
Abundance Thinking | carbon | Change Management | Green Buildings | Leadership | Net Zero | Sustainability | Uncategorized
By JD Harper
Michelle Christopher and I attended our first DMV NZE Building Coalition meeting on November 1, 2019, at the American Geophysical Union in Washington, D.C. For anyone unfamiliar with the DMV Net Zero Energy Building Coalition, it is “made up of…
By Darren Bruce
This post highlights the important role that building commissioning must play in any Net Zero Energy strategy. A Net Zero Energy project is a building or group of buildings with significantly reduced energy loads, such that 100% or more of…
Advanced Commissioning | Net Zero
The most important thing to understand about any certification is that it is a back-check on sustainability efforts. So we encourage our clients to understand their certification options in order to choose the certification that best supports their organization’s broader…
The US left the Paris Climate Agreement on June 1, 2017. Since then US mayors have made urgent commitments through Climate Mayors, We are Still In, and other avenues to illustrate America’s commitment to the environment at the city level,…
Change Management | Commercial Real Estate | Green Buildings | Net Zero | Resilience
Why Net Zero? Throughout the world, and certainly, in the United States, communities are facing significant water-related challenges. The United Nations projects that global water demand will outstrip the supply by 40 percent by 2030. Shocking news reports about cities like Chennai,…
Abundance Thinking | LEED | Net Zero | Resilience | Sustainability
The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) recently released a certification option called The Core Green Building Certification (Core), which could be an alternative to LEED for designers and developers who want to back-check sustainability efforts with third-party certification. Living Building…
Net Zero | Sustainability
LEED v4.1 is getting a lot of attention in the building industry, thanks to significant implementation and performance enhancements it provides. LEED v4.1 has brought changes that allow design teams to focus more on design and less on LEED documentation.…
LEED | Net Zero