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The Importance of Municipal Climate Action Plans
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19 May, 2022

The Importance of Municipal Climate Action Plans

Cities and developed land are a top source of greenhouse emissions, producing between 67 and 72 percent of carbon dioxide and methane emissions in...

no-author-image Michael Fodor & Lisa Pim PetersonRead More
Why Emerald
12 May, 2022

Why Emerald

We spend a lot of time working. For many of us, we are working more now than we ever have. During the pandemic, for those of us who were fortunate...

Michael Fodor Michael FodorRead More
Voting for a Sustainable Future
05 May, 2022

Voting for a Sustainable Future

The upswing in appetite for sustainability measures in the public realm is seen with purchasing power and voting power. We also see consumers and...

Laura Steinbrink Laura SteinbrinkRead More
Every Day is Earth Day at Emerald
21 April, 2022

Every Day is Earth Day at Emerald

Today, Earth Day is recognized as the largest secular observance in the world. Many mark it as a day of action to change behavior and focus on...

Lisa Pim Peterson Lisa Pim PetersonRead More
The Unexpected Impact of Religion on Sustainability
14 April, 2022

The Unexpected Impact of Religion on Sustainability

Religion is woven throughout the fabric of human existence. It can and has been the guiding force in the choices we make daily, both big and small....

Lisa Pim Peterson Lisa Pim PetersonRead More
The Rise of Industrial Sustainability
07 April, 2022

The Rise of Industrial Sustainability

While industrial buildings and manufacturing plants may not be the first type of building you think of when imagining a LEED project, industrial...

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Why We Support NGBS Projects
31 March, 2022

Why We Support NGBS Projects

For several reasons, including significant opportunities for favorable funding/investments, residential projects often pursue sustainable building...

Matt Setzekorn Matt SetzekornRead More
The Evolution of LEED
24 March, 2022

The Evolution of LEED

Today, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification is considered the world’s most recognized green building standard. It...

Abby McDonald Abby McDonaldRead More
All About EcoDistricts
17 March, 2022

All About EcoDistricts

Nearly one-half of the world’s population is currently living in cities--a figure that is projected to grow to two-thirds by 2050. The trend toward...

Michael Fodor Michael FodorRead More