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...
green building certification
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...
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...
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...
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...
22 September, 2022
Schools Are the Building Blocks of Our Sustainable Future
What does the future hold for our kids (and their kids) in a world where the planet's health is at risk? Across all facets of life, sustainability is...
15 September, 2022
District Energy: An Innovative Solution for Commercial Heating and Cooling
In a building’s quest for reduced energy consumption and lower emissions profile, design teams are often tasked with evaluating system options for...
Guest Writer, Eric Swain
08 September, 2022
Old, Historic, and Now Sustainable
Historic buildings are beautiful and connect us with history. There is a lot of value in preserving old architecture so that it can be appreciated...
01 September, 2022
Our Path to Net Zero Carbon
Emerald’s core value, Eye of the Tiger, often affords us the opportunity to challenge third-party verifiers about the factual basis or efficacy of...
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