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Climate Action Plans: A Blueprint for Regional Climate Policy

At a time when the economic and social impacts of climate change are becoming ever more evident, the urgency for comprehensive climate action is clear. From droughts across the central and southern U.S. to hurricanes battering the Caribbean, the...

Inflation Reduction Act Quick Tips

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 is a game changer for businesses pursuing sustainability. Among the many initiatives the IRA covers, it has a strong focus on reducing energy use and expediting renewable energy development in the U.S. It is...

A Year of Eco-Friendly Endeavors: Celebrating 365 Days (Plus 1!)

At Emerald Built Environments, sustainability is at the core of everything we do. Our mission is to develop a sustainable future and we do it by working with businesses and organizations to create spaces that are healthy for people and the planet....

Beyond Cost Savings: The Added Benefits of Sustainability

Corporate sustainability is a cornerstone of ethical, profitable, and successful businesses. The idea of including environmentalism as a core business practice is grounded in data, which is why 96% of the world’s largest 250 companies report on...

The Top 10 Emerald Blogs of 2023

As we set sail into the new year of 2024, it's essential to pause and contemplate the pivotal events that shaped the preceding year. 2023 was a year when the world confronted pressing sustainability challenges head-on, ranging from the urgent...

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.

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...

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...

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...