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EMERALD BLOG

Sustainable Building Finance: A Blueprint for Budget Mastery

In today's building sector, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations aren't just admirable goals — they're business imperatives. Stakeholders are no longer satisfied with a mere nod toward sustainability; they demand tangible...

Unveiling the Truth: 7 Sustainable Building Myths Busted

When discussing sustainability in the building industry, there's no denying its significance. However, just like in many sectors, it's riddled with misconceptions that hinder adoption. Differentiating between myths and reality is essential for all...

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,...

2024 Climate Zones Update: Will Palm Trees Grow in Alaska?

If you follow Emerald on social media, then you know that Matt recently attended the 2023 ASHRAE convention in Florida, where he gave voice to new standards that will help decarbonize our building stock. While he was inspecting the palm trees, Sophia

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...

The Power of Sustainable Design Guidelines

Sustainable design is crucial to creating environmentally friendly, healthy, and supportive spaces. Furthermore, it is a core requirement for achieving sustainability certifications like LEED and WELL.

Key Building Management Practices for Existing Buildings

It’s not a far stretch for many of us in the real estate world to relate to the phase “because we’ve always done it that way.” When it comes to building operations and maintenance, routines are helpful. Having set points for heating and cooling, and...