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By Paladino and Company
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
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
Making the Case for Eco-Charrettes There’s broad agreement across architectural, engineering, and contractor disciplines that an eco-charrette is a critical early step in a successful CRE project. This understanding isn’t always so universal among the owners and developers who pay…
Abundance Thinking | Leadership | Sustainability
Property and Asset managers in Maryland have the opportunity to improve energy performance for little to no out-of-pocket cost thanks to the EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act. As part of the EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act, utility companies across the…
carbon | Commercial Real Estate | Commissioning | Green Buildings | Sustainability
Glass box designs have an energy performance problem. Owners, architects, and inhabitants alike love glass box design for its reflective, shimmering, and transparent qualities. The connection between the inside and outside worlds is part of the allure of glass buildings,…
Abundance Thinking | carbon | Commercial Real Estate | Commissioning | Green Buildings | Signature Buildings | Sustainability