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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...

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...

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...

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....

The Power of Sustainable Design Guidelines

Sustainable design is crucial to creating environmentally friendly, healthy, and supportive spaces. Furthermore, it is a core requirement for achieving sustainability certifications like LEED and WELL.