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Building Location’s Impact on Sustainability and the Wellbeing of Occupants

November 1, 2020

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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Comparing COVID response programs: Fitwel vs WELL

August 31, 2020

By Libby Dunne Sustainability Consultant LEED Green Associate, Fitwel Ambassador Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Since the COVID-19 outbreak began in March, many people have been working from home, leaving vast vacancies in office buildings around the nation. Buildings have since been viewed as a facilitator of disease spread due to having many high touch surfaces […]
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Top 12 Green Building Rating Systems

June 1, 2020

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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COVID-19 and Buildings: How Building Certifications can Help Prevent Disease Spread in the Future

March 26, 2020

By Libby Dunne Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) The current COVID-19 viral outbreak is currently forcing lifestyle changes that create difficulty and hardship for many people. However, this virus will likely bring about some permanent changes that may help to prevent or at least better prepare us for an outbreak in the future. Some […]
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SIG Partner: Paramount Group, recognized for Best in Building Health

March 16, 2020

By Devin Takekawa Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) As the interest in sustainability and green buildings have been rising throughout the 20th century, more and more buildings are becoming LEED certified or Energy Star rated. By doing this, companies are not only reducing their carbon footprint and energy usage but are also paying more […]
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Fitwel vs. WELL

June 4, 2018

By Kelsey Alexander Sustainability Consultant Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Green building is a booming industry, and continues to grow everyday.1 In just three years, green buildings can save billions in energy savings, so it’s no surprise that among the 30 largest US real estate markets, 40% of existing office buildings have LEED, ENERGY STAR, or […]
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