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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.

10 Ways to Be More Sustainable at Work

In recognition of the 53rd Earth Day, which occurs every April 22nd, let’s take a moment to reflect on how sustainability and work cross paths.

Be The Change, Spend Sustainably

You've probably heard Gandhi's famous phrase, "Be the change you want to see in the world," and that might have inspired you to, at the bare minimum, bring your travel cup to the coffee counter this morning. The truth is "being the change" can feel...

What the COP Conferences Mean For You and Your Business

This past year marked a significant milestone in fighting global climate change. The 27th iteration of the Conference of Parties, also known as COP27, occurred in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, in November 2022.

Why You Should Care About Materiality

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting is an increasingly important consideration for businesses in all industries. The days of ‘profit over all else’ are behind us. This is confirmed through studies, public pressure, and industry...

Need Metrics for your ESG Report?

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives bring to the forefront an organization’s ability to report transparently on the full spectrum metrics including environmental impacts, workplace safety, and community involvement. Reporting...

Fast Track to LEED in 2023

If you are interested in future-proofing your build, reaping the benefits of tax incentives, and meeting ESG targets, LEED Certification is the perfect place to start.

The Top 10 Emerald Blogs of 2022

Sustainability saw steady growth in multiple industries during 2022 and further entered mainstream conversations in the public and private sectors. This trend is driven by growing consumer demand for businesses to improve their environmental and...

Financing Solar In 2023

The Solar Energy Industries Association estimates that in 2021, 46% of all new electricity added to the United States energy grid was solar. Furthermore, they forecast the solar industry will double over the next five years, burgeoned by increasing...

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 serve businesses focused on emissions reductions, it is not enough to focus on a building design...