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ENERGY STAR Score Updates Are Coming

By Danielle Wilmot LEED Green Associate, WELL AP, EIT Manager of Implementation Blue Ocean Sustainability For those of us involved in the ENERGY STAR commercial buildings program, it may feel like just yesterday that scores for most building types went through an update. (For Hospitals, that’s true – scores for General Medical and Surgical Hospitals […]
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Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in 10 Minutes or Less

By Jackson Pentz, Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Whether you enjoy reading in a Brooklyn studio, or catching waves in San Diego, skiing in the Rockies, or gaming with your friends, everyone relies on the environment to support their favorite activities. Yet, with the rapid pace of modern life, many Americans are left to […]
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Five Strategies to Decarbonize Existing Buildings

The energy and carbon emissions of existing buildings have been a major concern for a long time. Although building equipment, appliances, and other technologies have greatly improved energy efficiency, the buildings in which they are installed have been remarkably resistant to major change. This is a major concern, as most countries around the world now […]
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New Teams, New Tools: SIG Introduces Blue Ocean Sustainability and TrueCarbon

By Danielle Wilmot, EIT, WELL AP, LEED Green Associate Manager of Implementation Blue Ocean Sustainability In late August 2020 – firmly in the grips of the COVID-19 lockdown and feeling a little restless – I was more than halfway through my Zoom call with Kristina Bach, VP of Innovation at Sustainable Investment Group, before I […]
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Earth Day 2021: Restore our Earth

By Chloe Kiernicki Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Earth Day is on the horizon! Keep your calendar marked for April 22 and be on the lookout for remote educational opportunities and socially distanced volunteer experiences in the weeks leading up to the international day of action, as well as a global climate summit on […]
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Cal Guerxo, a Living Building in Spain

By Chloe Kiernicki Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) In February, GBES, SIG’s training partner, hosted Emmanuel Pauwels to discuss regenerative design at Cal Guerxo, a Living Building outside of Barcelona. Emmanuel is the founder of Green Living Projects, a green building consulting firm and education company in Spain. He started primarily working with LEED […]
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Circular Fashion Instead of Fast Fashion

By Libby Dunne Sustainability Consultant LEED Green Associate, Fitwel Ambassador Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) We have all done it. You see an ad online for a t-shirt with a fun catch phrase or an image of your favorite animal. The shipping only takes 2 days, and best of all, it’s only $10! So, without knowing […]
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Geothermal Heat Pumps

By Devin Takekawa Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) The world as we know it, has relied on the Earth’s fossil fuels for our main source of energy. As the years pass by, we have released significant amounts of carbon emissions into the atmosphere which has led to the Earth’s biggest problem, Climate Change. To […]
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Top 10 Engineering Projects for 2020

237 Park Avenue, New York, NY SIG completed an ASHRAE Level II Energy Audit and Retro-Commissioning services for 237 Park Avenue to meet the Local Law 87 requirements. Working closely with the entire building engineering team at RXR Realty, SIG developed an efficient testing schedule with a multi-step process to separate seasonal testing of all […]
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Creative Ways We Entertained Others During COVID

At SIG, we collected some of the most creative ways we have entertained our housemates and friends during COVID and then picked three winners, and here are the results. Judges: Dallas Terry (San Francisco office) and Lyndsay Webb (Atlanta office). 1st Place Winner Toddler Helper and Water Table From Jenn Mahon (Minneapolis office) Early on […]
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