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The Guide to Sustainable Facility Management for Long-Term Success

Are you looking to make your building and business more sustainable but don't know where to start? Achieving long-term sustainability isn't just a trendy goal—it's a necessity. But where's your roadmap? And how do you ensure you stay on the path?...

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...

Building Resilience: Challenges of Extreme Weather

Architects, engineers, and contractors contend with site conditions when designing and building buildings. For example, structural engineers must evaluate the efficacy of soil conditions to support the structure. Civil engineers understand potential...

Building Green: The Latest Sustainable Materials

In the ever-evolving construction industry landscape, sustainability has moved from a niche interest to a central focus for developers, architects, and builders in the United States. With the U.S. setting ambitious climate goals, including a more...

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....

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...

Getting to Yes: From Curiosity to Sustainable Action

In a period where businesses' environmental and social responsibility is scrutinized more than ever, adopting sustainable strategies is a necessary task for leaders. However, implementing them can appear expensive, invasive, and disruptive, with...

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...