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The Emissions DNA of Building Materials: Embodied Carbon
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01 December, 2022

The Emissions DNA of Building Materials: Embodied Carbon

When considering Scope 1 and 2 emissions, most people think of the impact of energy use for heating, lighting, and transportation. But for those who...

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What’s Your Carbon Standard?
17 November, 2022

What’s Your Carbon Standard?

It is widely accepted that to avoid total environmental collapse, human-generated greenhouse gas emissions need to reach net-zero no later than 2050....

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U.S. Military Marching Towards Net Zero
10 November, 2022

U.S. Military Marching Towards Net Zero

Environmental sustainability is a growing theme in boardrooms across the U.S. while consumers and investors demand that businesses do more to assess...

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The Inflation Reduction Act Expands Tax Incentives For Sustainability
03 November, 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act Expands Tax Incentives For Sustainability

President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) into law in August of this year. While it is under the header of inflation, the...

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Sustainability Certifications Are Not JUST for Buildings
27 October, 2022

Sustainability Certifications Are Not JUST for Buildings

While most people in the sustainability space are familiar with sustainability certifications that apply to buildings — such as LEED, NGBS, and Green...

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Don't Be a Drip! Water Efficiency is Easy!
20 October, 2022

Don't Be a Drip! Water Efficiency is Easy!

When it comes to the natural resources that a building uses, water is always at the top of the list. Some communities across America are particularly...

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Sustainability and a 6-Pack
13 October, 2022

Sustainability and a 6-Pack

In the Northern Hemisphere, the autumn season brings a time to enjoy the crisp leaves, cooler weather, and holiday festivities - including...

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Fact Check: Does LEED Really Cost More?
06 October, 2022

Fact Check: Does LEED Really Cost More?

Let us first state the obvious: Yes, it costs money to achieve LEED certification for a building - just like it costs money to achieve any other...

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Sustainable Residential Buildings Attract Financial Incentives
29 September, 2022

Sustainable Residential Buildings Attract Financial Incentives

Across the United States, government bodies have legislation that dictates requirements to achieve financial incentives such as tax abatement, loans...

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