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Making Every Drop Count: Water Scarcity in Manufacturing

Water is one of the most important resources on our planet it is a core component in nearly every industry and a requirement for life. However, water shortages across the U.S. are becoming a growing concern, with significant knock-on effects for...

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...

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...

The High Cost of Ignoring Sustainability: A Wake-Up Call for Business Leaders

The global demand for sustainability is rising, with consumers, governments, and international organizations pushing for stronger climate action. While these groups have the power to make a change, parts of the private sector are lagging, which is...

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.

One Step at a Time

In a recent blog, we talked about the journey of a sustainable building from the idea stage to decommissioning. One of the characteristics of a sustainable building is one or more third-party certifications, such as LEED, WELL, Fitwel, NGBS, or...

The Journey of a Sustainable Building

As the world takes action to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, many tactics are lumped under the term “sustainability”. Investors, developers, and communities are starting to demand more ethical and environmental practices from businesses....

Need Metrics for your ESG Report?

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives bring to the forefront an organization’s ability to report transparently on the full spectrum metrics including environmental impacts, workplace safety, and community involvement. Reporting...

Don't Be a Drip! Water Efficiency is Easy!

When it comes to the natural resources that a building uses, water is always at the top of the list. Some communities across America are particularly challenged either by a lack of resources or failing infrastructure. For example, Phoenix and its...