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EMERALD BLOG

Charting a Course: Creating a Sustainability Plan

In the contemporary business landscape, sustainability is not merely an option, but rather an imperative. The collective understanding of investors, consumers, employees, and regulators has evolved to recognize that companies’ robust financial...

How Your Company Can Fight Climate Change

Imagine a future where every business works in tandem with the planet. Today, the reality of climate change is undeniably pressing, marked by steady increases in global temperatures, ice melt, and extreme weather events. Scientific consensus...

Zero Energy Ready Homes and The 45L Tax Credit

In today's sustainability-conscious marketplace, green building certifications are one of the best publicly visible ways for developers to demonstrate their sustainability consciousness. Certifications provide a framework for developers to follow...

7 Sustainable Practices Every Business Should Adopt in 2024

As Earth Day approaches, it's a timely reminder for businesses to reflect on their impact on the planet. This global observance emphasizes the importance of environmental stewardship — something every business should prioritize, not just for ethical...

Building Resilience: Challenges of Extreme Weather

Architects, engineers, and contractors contend with site conditions when designing and building buildings. For example, structural engineers must evaluate the efficacy of soil conditions to support the structure. Civil engineers understand potential...

Building Green: The Latest Sustainable Materials

In the ever-evolving construction industry landscape, sustainability has moved from a niche interest to a central focus for developers, architects, and builders in the United States. With the U.S. setting ambitious climate goals, including a more...

Investing in Impact: The Benefits of B Corp Certification

This month is B Corp Month and we celebrate a trend reshaping the global economy toward a more sustainable and socially responsible future. At the forefront of this movement are B Corporations (B Corps), certified for-profit companies proving that...

All About Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) & Carbon Offsets

Pressure from the public, corporate, regulatory, and capital markets is pushing businesses to align their operations with sustainability. While sustainability actions take many forms, climate neutrality — the idea of achieving net zero greenhouse...

Regulatory Changes in Sustainability: New GHG and Climate Disclosures

On the heels of the SEC ruling on March 6, 2024 requiring approximately 2,800 U.S.-based and over 500 foreign-based companies to report greenhouse gas emissions, it's time to revisit the what and why of emissions reporting. In addition to the new...