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LEED for Sports Facilities

June 15, 2020

By Bradley Vogel BD+C Project Coordinator LEED Green Associate Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) From mega-events to local stadiums and arenas, sports facilities have made the commitment to minimize their carbon footprints. Whether it is a top down effort or a grass root initiative, sustainability at sport facilities has become the norm at all sporting levels. […]
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2000 Westchester earns LEED Gold after recertification

May 18, 2020

By Devin Takekawa Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Standing in the suburbs of Purchase, New York is 2000 Westchester Avenue which is a 4-story building consisting of 867,305 SF. This building serves as a complex for Morgan Stanley, a well-known financial services and institutional securities company. Morgan Stanley purchased this complex from Texaco headquarters […]
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Major Renovations at Baker Center earned LEED Silver

May 11, 2020

By Devin Takekawa Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Located in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota is Baker Center which consists of 4 interconnected buildings that add up to 1,262,062 square feet. Baker Center is well known for the retail stores and businesses inside of the complex, but it is also known for its easy access to […]
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SDSU Harding Hall awarded LEEDv4 Gold after Major Renovations

April 23, 2020

By Devin Takekawa Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) South Dakota State University, also known as SDSU, has been committed to making sustainability and energy conservation efforts since the early 2000s. The SDSU campus in South Dakota is about 332 acres large, hosts over 11,000 students, and has 12 LEED certified buildings. The Dykhouse Student-Athlete […]
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SIG’s Top 10 Projects for 2019

December 9, 2019

1180 Peachtree 1180 Peachtree, also known as the “Symphony Tower”, is a 780,036 square foot, 41-story office tower developed by Hines and completed in February 2006 in Midtown Atlanta, GA. The building was the first high-rise office building in the southeastern United States to receive Gold certification under the LEED BD+C: Core & Shell rating […]
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SIG’s Top 10 Projects for 2018

December 20, 2018

499 Park Avenue – New York, NY499 Park Avenue is a 28-story office multi-tenant office building designed by I.M. Pei and located on the highly desirable corner of Park Avenue and 59th Street in Manhattan. In October 2018, the Hines-managed building earned 61 points to achieve LEED EB Gold certification, bolstered by an ENERGY STAR score of 76, Renewable […]
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Go to [Green] Meeting?

May 7, 2018

By Annabelle Mathis Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Currently, the modern events industry is one of the most wasteful sectors in the country, due to the massive environmental footprint from air travel, food waste, and more. Because of this, meeting planners and show managers are looking for ways to minimize their impact, such as […]
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LEED Version 4.1: Biggest Story at Greenbuild 2017

March 22, 2018

By Kunwar Rana Sustainability Analyst LEED Green Associate Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) The biggest story at Greenbuild 2017 in Boston was the announcement of LEED v 4.1 by the U.S. Green Building Council. There have been fewer LEED v4 certified projects than anticipated and there is also only a modest number of new construction v4 […]
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Earn LEED credits for using native plant species

February 22, 2018

By Kelsey Alexander Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) LEED v4 Sustainable Sites Credit 1 and Credit 5 work to conserve existing natural site areas and restore damaged site areas to maintain or restore ecological integrity. To be able to earn this credit, sites must have native or adapted vegetation cover 20% of the area […]
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SIG’s Top 10 LEED Projects for 2017

December 21, 2017

1185 Avenue of the Americas 1185 Avenue of the Americas in New York, New York was submitted for LEED EB in October 2017. The building had impressive tenant participation during the application process, with tenants contributing purchasing information regarding sustainable ongoing consumables, electric items and appliances, and furniture, all of which had more than enough […]
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