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By Breanna Jackson
We recently covered ways to rethink your approach to modeling building performance in the Abundance Blog post, You May Want to Rethink Your Energy Model. In that post, we talked about using energy modeling as a design tool, and ASHRAE…
Energy Modeling | High Performance Buildings
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
By Paladino and Company
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…
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
By Lauren Luckett
In 2017, Washington, DC became the first LEED Platinum city in the world. Next, DC may be the first Net Zero City in the world, thanks to the passing of the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Act of 2018. The Clean…
Developers are seeing increasing pressure from regulators to pursue net zero energy and carbon in their new construction. There are also incentives for operators of existing buildings to pursue a net zero energy goal. A third-party certification serves as a…
LEED | Sustainability
By Deborah Keltner
The ways that architects, developers, and operators design projects, attract tenants, manage costs, and measure success are each flexing as cities change and generations make big shifts in living habits. We’ve observed several trends in the commercial real estate industry,…
Abundance Thinking | Multifamily | Sustainability | Wellness
By Divya Natarajan
In September 2018, Mayor Bowser announced that the City of DC is targeting new and ambitious energy goals as part of Sustainable DC 2.0 during the Global Climate Action Summit 2018. Sustainable DC 2.0 is a five-year update to the…
Green Buildings | Sustainability
By Tom Paladino
As renewable energy technologies get better and cheaper, the concept of achieving net zero energy – and lasting value – is getting noticed by building owners and developers. Our clients want to know how a building can produce its own…
By Dina Belon
Let’s get one thing out of the way: you can spend more on sustainability. That is a truism. But what if I told you that sustainability measures can be achieved without spending a dime? If your obstacle to sustainability is…
Abundance Thinking | Commercial Real Estate | Green Buildings | Hospitality | Sustainability