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Zero Energy Ready Homes and The 45L Tax Credit

In today's sustainability-conscious marketplace, green building certifications are one of the best publicly visible ways for developers to demonstrate their sustainability consciousness. Certifications provide a framework for developers to follow...

7 Sustainable Practices Every Business Should Adopt in 2024

As Earth Day approaches, it's a timely reminder for businesses to reflect on their impact on the planet. This global observance emphasizes the importance of environmental stewardship — something every business should prioritize, not just for ethical...

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...

10 Ways to Be More Sustainable at Work

In recognition of the 53rd Earth Day, which occurs every April 22nd, let’s take a moment to reflect on how sustainability and work cross paths.

Fast Track to LEED in 2023

If you are interested in future-proofing your build, reaping the benefits of tax incentives, and meeting ESG targets, LEED Certification is the perfect place to start.

Fact Check: Does LEED Really Cost More?

Let us first state the obvious: Yes, it costs money to achieve LEED certification for a building - just like it costs money to achieve any other sustainable building certification. We often hear blanket statements such as it will cost just 10% more...

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 facilities can and should consider improving building-level operational policies with sustainable...

Occupants of Green Buildings

When renting or buying your home, have you ever considered the impact the design of the building will have on the planet? What about the materials used having an impact on your health and wellness? Residential buildings ranging from single family...

Top 12 Green Building Certifications

Green building certification overview:

First and foremost, health and wellness is top-of-mind with owners today akin to energy efficiency and ‘green’ was ten years ago. Focus on health and wellness requires a different level of design analysis and...