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Laura Steinbrink

Ms. Steinbrink has over eleven years of experience leading project teams to discover and implement sustainability goals in business and the built environment. She grew Emerald Built Environments over that time to an internationally-sought after partner to owners and their architects and project teams. Ms. Steinbrink excels at facilitating eco-charrettes and strategy sessions that align the owner’s business and financial objectives with their renovation and new construction projects thereby establishing clear goals and strategies for project delivery. Her experience spans heavy industry to retail, housing, commercial, education, medical facilities and roads and bridges.

Working Sustainably Together: An Opportunity for NonProfits

Our purpose at Emerald is to develop a sustainable future, and we do it by providing services that improve performance in the built environment neighborhoods and communities and all building types, including industrial, mixed-use, retail,...

Harnessing AI For Greener Buildings: 5 Insights From ChatGPT

In a world where technology advances at an unprecedented speed, two seemingly distinct concepts have quickly become buzzwords: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and sustainability. Both are powerful forces and are revolutionizing various industries....

Transforming Older Buildings: A Path to Sustainability and Certification

Older buildings make up the majority of the U.S. housing and infrastructure landscape. While the most sustainable building is one that exists, older buildings were built on old standards for building performance. Most of these facilities operate...

Sustainable Business Solutions: Tracking GHG Emissions with Software

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has been a sustainability buzzword for the last decade. As a result, reporting on emissions is becoming more common for businesses of all sizes. This translates to more public, investor, and policy pressure for all...

Sustainability: Attracting Talent and Driving Business Success

In today's competitive job market, companies are finding that environmental sustainability is not only essential for the planet but also a key factor in attracting and retaining top talent. By prioritizing sustainability practices, businesses can...

Making Your Leased Space Sustainable

As the world strives for a sustainable future, the significance of sustainable buildings cannot be underestimated. Buildings play a pivotal role in shaping our environment, society, and personal well-being. They are the core building block of our...

The High Cost of Ignoring Sustainability: A Wake-Up Call for Business Leaders

The global demand for sustainability is rising, with consumers, governments, and international organizations pushing for stronger climate action. While these groups have the power to make a change, parts of the private sector are lagging, which is...

Prop Tech: Improving Sustainable Performance For Your Building

Stakeholders, tenants, and government officials are pushing real estate companies to adopt impactful ESG (Environmental Social Governance) targets. While at the same time, investors expect ongoing and increasing profits. By effectively managing...

Sustainability: Change Starts at Home

Emerald Built Environments is a sustainability consulting firm. We work on large construction projects (new, renovations, all building types) to help them achieve sustainability goals. We also work with companies and organizations with portfolios to...