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Top 12 Green Building Rating Systems

By Libby Dunne Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) LEED LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a green building certification used in the United States. Managed by the U.S. Green Building Council, this building rating system is completed by on-site or third-party verification. Many building types can apply for this certification program, […]
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10 Best Practices for Reopening Businesses

By Farid Nat Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) As buildings begin to reopen for regular business in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is important to consider ways that buildings can reduce the potential transmission of this disease within the building. The ultimate goal is to make the reopening of these buildings and […]
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Ways to Capture and Re-use Rainwater

By Libby Dunne Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) April showers bring May flowers! Spring-time storms help to create beautiful and lush landscapes as well as replenish our freshwater water bodies. However, stormwater run-off can be detrimental for urban water bodies, as well as downstream river systems. Increased urbanization and development have created massive landscapes […]
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2000 Westchester earns LEED Gold after recertification

By Devin Takekawa Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Standing in the suburbs of Purchase, New York is 2000 Westchester Avenue which is a 4-story building consisting of 867,305 SF. This building serves as a complex for Morgan Stanley, a well-known financial services and institutional securities company. Morgan Stanley purchased this complex from Texaco headquarters […]
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Major Renovations at Baker Center earned LEED Silver

By Devin Takekawa Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Located in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota is Baker Center which consists of 4 interconnected buildings that add up to 1,262,062 square feet. Baker Center is well known for the retail stores and businesses inside of the complex, but it is also known for its easy access to […]
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10 Ways to Green Up Your Construction Site

By Libby Dunne Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Charlie Cichetti, SIG co-founder and CEO, recently gave a webinar focused on 10 ways to green up your construction site. In this webinar, Cichetti discussed the importance of transforming some green building operational practices onto the construction jobsite in order to reduce the carbon footprint of […]
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SDSU Harding Hall awarded LEEDv4 Gold after Major Renovations

By Devin Takekawa Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) South Dakota State University, also known as SDSU, has been committed to making sustainability and energy conservation efforts since the early 2000s. The SDSU campus in South Dakota is about 332 acres large, hosts over 11,000 students, and has 12 LEED certified buildings. The Dykhouse Student-Athlete […]
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LEED Zero and High Performance Buildings

By Dallas Terry Senior Energy Consultant CEM, LEED AP BD+C Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) In 2018 the USGBC launched LEED Zero certifications to help building owners and occupiers tackle the next frontier in Green Building design and performance. Since that time more than 16 projects have certified or are in the process and more Net […]
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Top Tips for Working from Home

By Asa Posner Senior Sustainability Manager LEED AP BD+C, O+M Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Schedule Treat your schedule the same way you would as if you were in the office. Up on-time, breakfast/coffee, etc. Treat your “commute” as a way to get organized for the day and use the “extra” time to your advantage. Work […]
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SIG Earns 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

By Farid Nat, Engineering Analyst & Devin Takekawa, Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) How Can We Help You Become Certified As technology and society advances through the 20th century, America’s energy consumption continues to rise in forms of electricity, natural gas, and steam. High rise buildings in cities such as New York City, Atlanta, […]
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