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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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Favorite Holiday Recipes from SIG

At SIG, we collected some of our favorite holiday recipes to share and then picked three winners, here are the results. Judges: Dallas Terry (San Francisco office) and Lyndsay Webb (Atlanta office). 1st Place Winner Snowflake Pull-Apart Monkey Bread From Kristina Bach (Minneapolis office) Snowflake Pull-Apart Monkey Bread recipe on halfbakedharvest.com         […]
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New Interests and Hobbies during COVID

SIG had an informal contest to see what new hobbies and interests were developed during COVID and here are the results. Judges: Dallas Terry (San Francisco office) and Lyndsay Webb (Atlanta office). 1st Place winner Emma Maltos Atlanta office Here are some pictures of my new hobby during Covid. I started to take foods that […]
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SIG’s Top 10 Sustainability Projects for 2020

750 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 750 Seventh Avenue is a 643,301 square foot, 36 floor skyscraper in New York City. It was completed in 1989 in the postmodern style and features a continuous helix design since it was constructed without any interior columns. The building is managed by Hines and achieved LEED Gold certification […]
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SIG’s Top 10 ENERGY STARS for 2020

1) Amegy Tower, Houston, TX Client: HinesENERGY STAR Score: 90SIG Engineer: Jeff Stewart Property Address: 1717 West Loop SHouston, TX 77027   2) 50 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA Client: ParamountENERGY STAR Score: 94 SIG Engineer: Nick Kassanis Property Address: 50 Beale StreetSan Francisco, CA 94105   3) 4323 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, CO Client: VerizonENERGY STAR […]
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Top Takeaways from Virtual Greenbuild 2020

Several SIG team members attended virtual Greenbuild this year, enjoy their top takeaways and insights below. Congratulations to Charlie Cichetti for earning LEED Fellow. From Charlie Cichetti, SIG CEO & Co-Founder WELL AP + WELL Faculty LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, ND, Homes The push for going ALL electric on not just New Construction buildings […]
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1180 Peachtree Awarded 2020 Chrysalis Award

By Farid Nat Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) 1180 Peachtree has recently been awarded the Chrysalis Award for the Existing Building Category by the Georgia USGBC. The Chrysalis Award was designed as a way to give recognition to leaders in the Green Building Movement, and 1180 Peachtree is a perfect example of this with […]
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Building Location’s Impact on Sustainability and the Wellbeing of Occupants

By Libby Dunne, Sustainability Analyst, Fitwel Ambassador and Calvin Furbee, Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) When assessing a building’s impact on the environment and its occupants, many first consider the building’s interior and performance. These metrics are very important for improving a building’s sustainability and its effects on patrons, but no matter the energy […]
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WELL Health-Safety Rating: How to Achieve it

By Farid Nat Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) The International Well Building Institute introduced its new WELL Health-Safety Rating as a means for buildings to have concrete guidance on how to create a safer indoor environment, with fewer risks of disease or infection. This rating is particularly timely and important as we are in […]
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