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  • Environments

    Sustainably Enhanced 1463

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  • LEED

    Platinum 9

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  • Countries

    10

EMERALD BLOG

Why We Support NGBS Projects

For several reasons, including significant opportunities for favorable funding/investments, residential projects often pursue sustainable building certifications. Whether projects are new or renovations, mixed-use or residential only, residential...

The Evolution of LEED

Today, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification is considered the world’s most recognized green building standard. It provides a framework to identify and implement practical and measurable green building design,...

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 urbanization is clear, yet, in far too many instances, traditional development patterns have...

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 of nachos. Speaking from experience, I’ve noticed the most benefit comes from overall increase in...

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, the lower your emissions, the more treasure you are to your customers. It really is an important area...

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, the pandemic and racial tensions has made clear a growing need for employers to better connect...

Defining the Scopes

Greenhouse gas emissions affect the planet’s health. They are produced (directly or indirectly) by almost every process in our fossil fuel-dependent world. And the sheer scale of these emissions, and surprisingly manageable ways to reduce them, are...

Why Greenhouse Gas Emissions are Turning Up the Heat on Business

As policies to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions roll out globally, business operations are shifting to help guide the world toward a cleaner, more sustainable future. As much as we at Emerald are aware of the daily news about greenhouse gas...

This Year's Emerald Gives Winner

Annually, the Emerald team selects one U.S. non-profit organization to support in seeking a sustainable building certification. This program is called Emerald Gives. Started in 2020 as a way for the company to give back, this is an initiative we're...