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EMERALD BLOG

Getting to Yes: From Curiosity to Sustainable Action

In a period where businesses' environmental and social responsibility is scrutinized more than ever, adopting sustainable strategies is a necessary task for leaders. However, implementing them can appear expensive, invasive, and disruptive, with...

The Strategic Advantage of ESG: How Sustainability Boosts Business

In a world where corporate sustainability has shifted from a nice-to-have to a must-have, the conversation among business leaders has pivoted sharply towards the importance of sustainability for business success.

Sustainability in Higher Education: A Growing Commitment and Its Benefits

It’s not surprising that we can look to higher education to find leaders in sustainability. Historically, colleges and universities are at the forefront of change. Research shows that sustainability was already a core consideration in many...

Is Remote Work Eco-Friendly? Unpacking the Emissions Debate

In the wake of the pandemic, there has been a seismic shift in the world's work environment, transitioning many employees from traditional office spaces to remote, work-from-home (WFH) setups. In the U.S. alone, remote work increased to over 40% of...

The Evolution of Sustainability: A Journey of Environmental Awareness

In today's society, there is a prevalent awareness and a growing level of comfort with the idea and terminology of sustainability. From coffee shops encouraging reusable cups to corporations reporting on the Environmental, Social, and Governance...

Harnessing Energy Modeling for Sustainable Building Design

In today's rapidly evolving world of sustainable buildings, conducting energy modeling is a crucial tool for building owners and their design and construction teams. This computer simulation of a building's energy consumption enables stakeholders to...

Making Every Drop Count: Water Scarcity in Manufacturing

Water is one of the most important resources on our planet it is a core component in nearly every industry and a requirement for life. However, water shortages across the U.S. are becoming a growing concern, with significant knock-on effects for...

The E in ESG: Shaping Sustainability in the Built Environment

ESG, which stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance, has become an area of focus for businesses of all types and sizes. ESG-focused companies adjust how they do business, how they share information and govern themselves, and what metrics...

Behind the Scenes of LEED Certification: Our Success Story

When we contemplated moving offices in 2021, our employees were clear: “Don’t bring us back to the office unless you walk the walk.” To our team at Emerald Built Environments, that commitment meant having LEED-certified offices. However, for a small...