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Every Day is Earth Day at Emerald
21 April, 2022

Every Day is Earth Day at Emerald

Today, Earth Day is recognized as the largest secular observance in the world. Many mark it as a day of action to change behavior and focus on...

Lisa Pim Peterson Lisa Pim PetersonRead More
The Unexpected Impact of Religion on Sustainability
14 April, 2022

The Unexpected Impact of Religion on Sustainability

Religion is woven throughout the fabric of human existence. It can and has been the guiding force in the choices we make daily, both big and small....

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The Rise of Industrial Sustainability
07 April, 2022

The Rise of Industrial Sustainability

While industrial buildings and manufacturing plants may not be the first type of building you think of when imagining a LEED project, industrial...

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Why We Support NGBS Projects
31 March, 2022

Why We Support NGBS Projects

For several reasons, including significant opportunities for favorable funding/investments, residential projects often pursue sustainable building...

Matt Setzekorn Matt SetzekornRead More
The Evolution of LEED
24 March, 2022

The Evolution of LEED

Today, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification is considered the world’s most recognized green building standard. It...

Abby McDonald Abby McDonaldRead More
All About EcoDistricts
17 March, 2022

All About EcoDistricts

Nearly one-half of the world’s population is currently living in cities--a figure that is projected to grow to two-thirds by 2050. The trend toward...

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Using Calories to Understand The Planet's Health
10 March, 2022

Using Calories to Understand The Planet's Health

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you may be familiar with the hack to offset eaten calories with burned calories (exercise) to justify that plate...

Laura Steinbrink Laura SteinbrinkRead More
Exploring Scope 3 Emissions
03 March, 2022

Exploring Scope 3 Emissions

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, goes the well-known saying. Since your company’s emissions add up in your customer’s Scope 3 inventory,...

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The Link Between DEI and Sustainability
24 February, 2022

The Link Between DEI and Sustainability

Underscored by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, there is a link between human health and the planet’s health. Over the last couple of years,...

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