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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...

Pro Tips for GHG Emissions Reporting Success

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reporting is crucial to any sustainability program, whether for corporate ESG or because your customers are requiring it. It is one of the most prevalent environmental criteria the public associates with climate change...

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.

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...

Behind the Scenes of LEED Certification: Our Success Story

When we contemplated moving offices in 2021, our employees were clear: “Don’t bring us back to the office unless you walk the walk.” To our team at Emerald Built Environments, that commitment meant having LEED-certified offices. However, for a small...

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,...

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....