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SIG Awarded 2016 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year!

April 1, 2016

Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) is proud to announce that we have been named by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a 2016 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year! SIG was 1 of only 5 new companies to receive the Partner of the Year: Service and Product Provider distinction. Our company has received this honor for […]
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Solar Trends in the Southeast

August 20, 2015

By Alyson Laura Sustainability Maven LEED AP BD+C, O+M Last month, Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) invited our longtime friend, Trey Gibbs, of Hannah Solar to share the latest trends of solar installation in the southeast with our team in the Atlanta office. There are some important sunset dates in solar rebates so I’m recapping the highlights […]
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Big Announcements from USGBC

July 23, 2015

By Alyson Laura Sustainability Maven LEED AP BD+C, O+M This summer delivered two landmark announcements from the USGBC. CALGreen alternative documentation path for 6 credits in LEED BD+C or LEED ID+C nonresidential projects in California. Learn more, here. GBCI changes name from Green Building Certification Institute to Green Business Certification, Inc. Learn more, here. California […]
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WaterHub Brings Incredible Water Savings to Emory Campus

April 29, 2015

By Anne Nichols Sustainablility Analyst Intern, Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Students scurrying to the art building to present for their final critique or athletes jogging to their intramural softball game on Candler Field often don’t realize they are passing one of Emory’s newest and most innovative projects. In fact, they are literally walking on top […]
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City of Atlanta Utility Benchmarking Measures Up To NYC

April 27, 2015

By Alyson Laura, LEED AP BD+C, O+M Sustainability Maven, Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) As a green building educator, my favorite job tasks are getting in front of influential leaders and educating them on how we can work together to build partnerships with the environment. Monday, April 20th was one of those days. The Atlanta City […]
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Is FSC a Reason Not to Pursue LEED?

March 17, 2015

By Alyson Laura, LEED AP BD+C, O+M Wednesday, March 4th, 2015. This was my first visit to the Georgia State capitol as a citizen concerned about state legislation. I arrived on bike, proudly wearing my Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) tree logo-emblazed polo shirt, and was by far the most underdressed person in attendance. After all, […]
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Cutting Carbon Emissions by 30 percent by 2030

July 24, 2014

By Collin Shepard Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable (SART) Breakfast Meeting by Southface July 11, 2014 Topic: “Getting to 30” Panel Discussion Moderator: Shan Arora – Policy Programs Manager, Southface Panelist: Keith Bentley – Air Protection Branch Chief, Georgia Environmental Protection Division Panelist: Kevin Kelly – Policy Advisor, Southface Panelist: Mandy Mahoney – President, Southeast Energy Efficiency […]
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Clean Tech Open Accelerator Program Boosts Green Startups

March 27, 2014

Clean technology is a relatively new, but burgeoning, industry that is filled with brilliant ideas and promising innovations. Unfortunately, many engineers and potential trailblazers simply don’t have the funding to bring their ideas to fruition. That is where Clean Tech Open comes in, and offers a doorway to success for many entrepreneurs. Sort of like […]
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Tenant Benefits of Working in a LEED Certified Building

December 27, 2013

Eco-friendly engineering is paving the way to a healthier, more sustainable future. Whether through initial design or later retrofitting, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings provide standards for creating environmentally sound buildings that both owners and occupants can appreciate. The tenant benefit most readily appreciated by those who work and live in […]
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Cargo Bikes: A Greener Road Ahead

October 17, 2013

Cargo bikes are gaining momentum as a growing aspect of the sustainability movement. Making intra-city deliveries via peddle power appears to have nothing but a host of advantages and little-to-few drawbacks. Just to be sure, an extensive three-year study of the feasibility and impact of cargo bikes in urban centers is underway. The project, Cyclelogistics, […]
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