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By Michelle Christopher
This post explores changes that developers and their teams need to make to their risk and resilience strategies by climate modeling for climate change. We often talk about sustainability strategies that help to minimize environmental impact and slow the effects…
Analytics | carbon | Resilience | Sustainability
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
By Paladino and Company
There’s no single path that can bring someone into a career in sustainability consulting. If you are considering working as a sustainability consultant, you might be curious about what it’s like to do this work day-to-day. In this post, we…
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
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
By JD Harper
Concrete is widely recognized as a major source of carbon emissions and pollution. In this post, we are going to talk about the real carbon culprit in concrete, which is cement. In fact, the cement industry puts more than 2…
carbon | Commercial Real Estate | Green Buildings | Sustainability
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 Breanna Jackson
In these uncertain times, we take pleasure in sharing good news and victories, no matter how big or small. Today, we are sharing five positive environmental news articles that we hope that you'll enjoy, too! 1. After 116 Years, Volkswagen’s Zwickau…
Abundance Thinking | Commercial Real Estate | Green Buildings | Industrial | Sustainability