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Game Changers: Sports Teams Are Investing in Sustainability

Think sports teams are just about winning games and selling merchandise? Think again! Today, they're also scoring big for the environment. With their massive fan bases and high-profile platforms, teams have a unique opportunity to drive sustainable...

Sustainable Healthcare Facilities: Healing the Planet & Patients Alike

When you think of hospitals, you likely envision places of healing, bustling with doctors and nurses, sterile rooms, and advanced medical equipment. But what if these very centers of health are also significant contributors to environmental harm?

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...

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...