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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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The Release of WELL v2

October 5, 2020

By Libby Dunne Sustainability Consultant LEED Green Associate, Fitwel Ambassador Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) WELL v2 has graduated! On September 24th, 2020, the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) announced the release of WELL version 2. WELL v2 had been tested as a pilot version since May 2018. With some changes to the scoring structure, feature […]
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WELL introduces new Health-Safety Rating

September 7, 2020

By Farid Nat Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) In the wake of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, building owners, operators, and property managers are all seeking ways to ensure that spaces within their buildings are safe for their staff, tenants, or visitors upon eventual re-occupancy. WELL introduced the Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations […]
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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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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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The Next Chapter in the Green Building Movement is WELLness Real Estate

July 24, 2017

By Charlie Cichetti WELL AP Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) LEED has been around for over 17 years now (first LEED NC projects were certified in 2000) and the most popular green building rating system continues to grow globally. In fact, that is a key part of the new mission at the U.S. Green Building Council. […]
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Easy ways to make your building healthier – strategies from the WELL Building Standard

March 27, 2017

By Michael Cichetti, WELL AP Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Health and Wellness seems to be quite the buzzword these days. Personally, I love my Fitbit which has helped me lose 19 lbs over the last two months. McKinsey and Company has said that wellness is the next trillion-dollar industry, and considering how many people are […]
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