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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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Schools Are the Building Blocks of Our Sustainable Future
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...

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District Energy: An Innovative Solution for Commercial Heating and Cooling
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...

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Old, Historic, and Now Sustainable
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...

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Our Path to Net Zero Carbon
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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