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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 Katie Rothenberg
Are you actively working on an ESG program, or considering one? There are two high-stakes issues that companies big and small, near and far, are tackling in virtual boardrooms: COVID-19 response and social justice. The stakes with these issues are…
Change Management | COVID | ESG | Social Justice | Sustainability | Wellness
By Deborah Keltner
We’ve been talking about the talent war for a while, and CEOs are starting to show battle scars. The supply of talent is shifting geographically and many workers are reevaluating their career plans just as demand for talent is increasing.…
Corporate reporting | Employee Engagement | Leadership | Social Justice | Sustainability | Wellness
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 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