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Five Strategies to Decarbonize Existing Buildings

May 3, 2021

The energy and carbon emissions of existing buildings have been a major concern for a long time. Although building equipment, appliances, and other technologies have greatly improved energy efficiency, the buildings in which they are installed have been remarkably resistant to major change. This is a major concern, as most countries around the world now […]
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10 Ways to Green Up Your Construction Site

April 30, 2020

By Libby Dunne Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Charlie Cichetti, SIG co-founder and CEO, recently gave a webinar focused on 10 ways to green up your construction site. In this webinar, Cichetti discussed the importance of transforming some green building operational practices onto the construction jobsite in order to reduce the carbon footprint of […]
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What are the best light bulbs to buy?

June 6, 2017

Are you wondering, what are the best light bulbs to buy, or are you considered replacing your lights at home to save money on your power bill? If so, there are four main factors you need to consider when determining what the best replacement light bulb or bulbs are. Here are the four (4) most important […]
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Sustainable Resolutions for 2017

January 12, 2017

By Alex Shim Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group Now that 2016 is over, it is time for us to look towards 2017. There was a huge growth in the sustainability sector in 2016. 2016 was the year that Paris Agreement became actionable, ocean plastics joined production after being recovered, pollinators became a business issue (honeybees […]
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Outdoor Water Savers

September 8, 2016

Saving water is a serious concern for any commercial building owner. One of our previous posts discussed some of the ways indoor water savers can help you conserve water while saving money and resources. Now we want to discuss outdoor water savers that can help you conserve water and earn LEED points. Keep in mind that […]
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Ways To Save Water In Commercial Buildings

June 20, 2016

Warm weather is finally here and, if you own or manage a commercial building, you’re probably thinking about ways to save on energy and water both inside and outside. Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) can help you improve your water and energy efficiency, and help you save money as you achieve LEED certification. If you own […]
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Bike to Work Day!

May 12, 2016

Bike to Work May 20th! By Alyson Laura Sustainability Maven LEED AP BD+C, O+M After the pollen of Spring’s first blooms settle, another rite of Spring visits the streets – Bike to Work Day.  If you’ve ever thought about reducing your personal carbon footprint with a human-powered commute, May is the month. You will be supported by […]
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LEED and Sustainable Landscaping

March 7, 2016

If you’ve made the decision to pursue LEED certification for a new or established building, you’re committed to an ongoing eco-conscious process. Sustainable landscaping is an essential component of LEED certification under the Sustainable Sites credit category. Sustainable Sites allows projects to earn points in how their landscape is sustainably designed and maintained from  rainwater management, the […]
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How to Recycle Styrofoam (Polystyrene)

January 4, 2016

A common misconception is that Styrofoam is the same thing as polystyrene. However, they are two different items, sort of. The foam like product is a trademark brand of extruded polystyrene foam presently constructed for craft applications and thermal insulation. It is owned and manufactured by Dow Chemical Company. Somehow the word Styrofoam got misconstrued. […]
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5 Ways to be Green in the Kitchen

December 17, 2015

Baking for the holidays may be high on your priority list right now, but take a minute to think about the waste and air quality that will be created. Going green in the kitchen during your busiest time, can demonstrate how simple it is to make green habits an every day routine. Check out these […]
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