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The Benefits of Daylighting in Your Building

January 25, 2018

By Kunwar Rana Sustainability Analyst LEED Green Associate Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Daylight is a combination of all the indirect and direct sunlight available during the day. Daylight can transform an internal space from an uninspiring atmosphere to a psychologically uplifting experience. This ability to irradiate the area and fill it with energy inspires the […]
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Resiliency – one of the next big sustainability trends

November 13, 2017

What Does Resiliency Look Like? Building for today just doesn’t cut it. We must build for tomorrow. What does building for tomorrow look like? Creating infrastructure and architecture for tomorrow’s world all comes down to designing with sustainability in mind. Buildings that don’t last a long time can end up having costly and dangerous implications […]
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Looking Back: LEED History

August 8, 2016

By Megan Rosa Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Buildings are responsible for enormous amounts of energy use and carbon dioxide emissions which calls for the demand of more sustainable working and living conditions. In this article, let’s take a look at LEED History and how it has evolved into present day. The most prolific […]
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Congress for New Urbanism

August 24, 2015

By Alyson Laura Sustainability Maven LEED AP BD+C, O+M Thirsty Third Thursdays (T3) is a local tradition for the Atlanta chapter of the Congress for New Urbanism, visit their website, here. This month, we met at Kronberg Wall Architect’s renovated church turned office in the Reynoldstown neighborhood. Principle, Eric Kronberg, entertained and empowered the audience […]
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Development Trends: Agriburbia and Sportopia

June 29, 2015

By Alyson Laura Sustainability Maven LEED AP BD+C, O+M Residential development is no longer isolated to boring suburbs lacking basic services like sidewalks and public space. Residents now have diverse options like organic farms or sports stadiums within steps of their front doors. What’s driving these new styles of mixed-use development? Urban planners have long […]
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The U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters Earns Gold

November 25, 2014

The green movement is making a drastic impact on all aspects of industry and infrastructure as LEED certification continues to gain momentum. Anyone unfamiliar with this third-party method of certification for sustainable building will soon be aware of its advantages. This method of evaluating construction projects is prevalent everywhere from small, grass roots projects all […]
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LEED at the Source of the Mississippi

September 24, 2014

By Asa Posner, LEED AP BD+C, O+M Asa Posner, Senior Sustainability Consultant with SIG’s Minneapolis office, recently took a weekend trip to Itasca State Park, just south of Bemidji, Minnesota. He had a fun-filled weekend full of hiking, biking, and was taken aback by the amazing fall colors northern Minnesota has to offer this time […]
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Does Your Town Have An EcoDistrict?

October 10, 2013

With a growing concern over environmental sustainability, cities across the country are taking up the torch to try to build more just and cleaner communities. This is where the EcoDistricts program comes in. Starting with a pilot program in Portland, Oregon in 2010, the EcoDistrict program is a public and private partnership to develop new […]
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ENERGY STAR Battle of the Buildings is Underway!

September 26, 2013

Let the Games Begin! Buildings Nationwide Battle for Top Energy Efficiency Title Energy efficiency is a top concern for commercial and consumer interests alike, and no wonder: billions of dollars pour into energy costs nationwide every year. That means that cutting back on energy requirements and “Going Green” helps to save the environment, and keep money […]
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3344 Peachtree Achieves LEED Gold

September 12, 2013

Sustainable Investment Group was pleased to be hired by Parkway Realty Services to take the mixed-use, high rise known as 3344 Peachtree in Atlanta through the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance rating system. The building achieved LEED Gold Certification on August 30, 2013. This process was lead and managed by Asa Posner, a […]
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