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Energy Modeling as a Design Assist Tool
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18 August, 2022

Energy Modeling as a Design Assist Tool

When it comes to designing new builds or renovations, energy planning is a real challenge — and is often deprioritized in the early design stages,...

Matt Setzekorn Matt SetzekornRead More
Electrification 101--Part 2
11 August, 2022

Electrification 101--Part 2

The push to decarbonize buildings falls into the category of tactics toward the outcome of electrification. Since 39% of greenhouse gas (GHG)...

Matt Setzekorn Matt SetzekornRead More
Electrification 101
04 August, 2022

Electrification 101

According to the Department of Energy, 39% of U.S. fossil-fuel emissions come from residential and commercial buildings. Most of this energy is used...

Laura Steinbrink Laura SteinbrinkRead More
It's Not Sustainable If It's Not For All
28 July, 2022

It's Not Sustainable If It's Not For All

The availability of housing, and more specifically affordable housing, represents one of the most fundamental and significant challenges currently...

Michael Fodor Michael FodorRead More
Art in the Workplace
21 July, 2022

Art in the Workplace

Research shows that people perform better when there is art in the workplace – or classroom. It makes people happier and healthier – and 32% more...

Guest Writer, Christy Gray Guest Writer, Christy GrayRead More
Litigation, Not Regulation, Will Drive ESG Progress
14 July, 2022

Litigation, Not Regulation, Will Drive ESG Progress

In previous blogs, we’ve discussed the importance of businesses taking the time to evaluate how ESG can help spur growth. In this week’s blog, we...

Guest Writer, Richik Sarkar Guest Writer, Richik SarkarRead More
Emerald Gives: Our 2023 Giving Initiative
07 July, 2022

Emerald Gives: Our 2023 Giving Initiative

Annually, the Emerald team conducts a nationwide search for one U.S.-based, non-profit organization to support in seeking a sustainable building...

Laura Steinbrink Laura SteinbrinkRead More
Celebrating America Sustainably
30 June, 2022

Celebrating America Sustainably

The 4th of July is a uniquely American holiday. Most Americans celebrate with get-togethers, cookouts, swimming, and other outdoor activities. At...

Laura Steinbrink Laura SteinbrinkRead More
Business As a Force For Good
23 June, 2022

Business As a Force For Good

Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”  Perhaps more than ever, business leaders see their organizations as agents for change —...

Laura Steinbrink Laura SteinbrinkRead More