Top 5 Sustainability Projects 2022

Northwood – WELL HSR

Image of Northwood BuildingFollowing the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Northwood Office, a real estate investment and management company enrolled 47 buildings in WELL’s Covid-19 response program, working with our SIG team to prioritize occupant well-being and employee satisfaction. Together, Northwood Office and SIG worked on updating existing policies that dealt with emergency preparedness, cleaning, and business continuity. Additionally, outdoor air supply and filtration assessments were completed to prioritize good indoor air quality in all occupied spaces. In August 2021, SIG helped fulfill its goal, and all 47 locations achieved the WELL HSR certification. In 2022, working directly with SIG, Northwood Office earned WELL HSR renewal for 61 buildings!


SIG Personnel:

Project Manager – Libby Dunne

QA/QC – Amanda Howard




New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO)

Image of MCCNOMCCNO is the sixth largest convention facility in the nation boasting 1.1 million SF of exhibiting space. The building has achieved high praise and recognition for its many awards and achievements. Most recently, MCCNO has earned LEED Gold, making it the largest LEED-certified project in Louisiana. Additionally, this accomplishment made it the largest convention center project in the United States, certified under LEED v4.1 Operations and Maintenance. MCCNO is also the first convention center in the world to receive initial certification under LEED v4.1 O+M. The building is committed to sustainability; in 2022 alone, 87 water bottle filling stations were added, 200 trees were planted in the center’s new 7.5-acre pedestrian park (which features rain gardens that manage stormwater), and a waste audit was conducted to reduce event garbage!


One New York Plaza

Image of One New York PlazaOne New York Plaza is a class A office building featuring 50 stories and over 2.5 million SF. SIG was contracted to work on seven floors of the office leased by Morgan Stanley. Stanley’s goal is to pursue a campus LEED ID+C: Commercial Interiors certification and Fitwel certification for all seven floors. While collaborating with the SIG team, several floors have received individual LEED ID+C: CI Silver and Fitwel 2-Star certifications. The remaining floors are on track to meet these same accomplishments.


SIG Personnel:

LEED PM – Amanda Howard

LEED QA | QC – Jenn Mahon

LEED Support – Juliette Nanos



Target Field

aerial view of Target FieldTarget Field, located in Minneapolis, MN, home of the Minnesota Twins Baseball Club has prioritized sustainability and certification since 2011. Our SIG team helped the stadium recertify in 2017, achieving LEED Gold Certification and making it the first stadium in the world to achieve LEED Certification via Arc! Looking to recertify again, the SIG team helped Target Field reach its goal of achieving LEED Platinum in June 2022, making the facility the first major sports stadium to earn LEED Platinum using LEED v4.1 O+M | Arc!


SIG Personnel:

LEED PM – Greg Patton

LEED QA/QC – Asa Posner

LEED Engineering – Jeff Stewart


265 Franklin

Image of 265 Franklin265 Franklin is a mid-size class A tower featuring 21 stories and 370,000 SF in Boston, MA. The building is located in the financial district and highlights magnificent views. Working directly with our SIG team, the building achieved its first BREEAM In-Use Certification in November 2022. They also earned BREEAM Pass (2 stars) and scored highest in transportation, water, and pollution! Both teams collaborated to achieve a 90% waste diversion rate, resulting in 50 tons of construction waste to be diverted from landfills!


SIG Personnel:

BREEAM In-Use Assessor – Gregory D. Patton




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