Blog Sustainable Investment Group

EcoDistricts make a holistic difference

In 2016, an emerging nonprofit called EcoDistricts debuted a framework and performance standard with the same name. The EcoDistrict model empowers smart growth on neighborhood-scale urban development. The framework is based around three imperatives: Equity Resilience Climate Protection Individual, organizations, and cities can become EcoDistrict members and gain access to the information exchange among numerous […]
Read More »

LEED Performance Path By Way of Arc

Everything you need to know about Arc and LEED Performance Path What is LEED Performance Path? There still is a lot of confusion about LEED Performance Path and LEED Dynamic Plaque (LDP) because LDP only lasted about a year or so before it was replaced with LEED Performance Path (LPP).  To be crystal clear, LDP […]
Read More »

GREENBUILD 2017: Together in Boston

As the largest international conference and expo on sustainable building, GREENBUILD 2017 will bring together leaders, advocates, and experts in all aspects of the green building industry to the historical city of Boston, Massachusetts. Throughout the conference attendees will have the opportunity to participate in various workshops, speaking engagements, and education sessions. Instead of offering […]
Read More »

ENERGY STAR Updates

Scores to Drop in August of 2018 Have you ever noticed the little blue ENERGY STAR label on your appliances at home or on the exterior of the building you work in?  Did you know that this label is worth billions and billions of dollars?   Yep, the ENERGY STAR program has saved individuals, homes, and […]
Read More »

The Next Chapter in the Green Building Movement is WELLness Real Estate

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. […]
Read More »

Benefits of Alternative Transportation

By Spencer Cornman Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Climate change is considered to be our planet’s biggest health problem. Every day, the socially appropriated method of solo commuting is directly contributing to the release of greenhouse gasses. We seldom think about the harmful byproducts of our daily transportation. In 2013, it was reported that […]
Read More »

Indoor Air Quality in the Office and at Home

By Delaney Sondag Sustainability Analyst A growing body of scientific evidence indicates that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the air outdoors (EPA, n.d.). This is the case even in the largest and most industrialized cities. An average American spends 90 percent of his or her time indoors […]
Read More »

What are the best light bulbs to buy?

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 […]
Read More »

What is LEED for Cities? 

LEED for buildings is well-known and widely recognized as the shape of sustainable architecture to come; more than 1.85 million square feet of new or refurbished structures are certified every single day. But what is LEED for cities, and how does it affect the future of building construction and maintenance in the United States and […]
Read More »

Better Buildings Challenge

by Peter Louthan Sustainability Analyst Intern What is it? Launched by the Department of Energy (DOE) in 2011 as part of its Better Building Initiative, the Better Buildings Challenge is one of several free energy efficiency programs available to organizations, manufacturers, and businesses across the U.S. The goal of the Better Buildings Challenge is to improve […]
Read More »
Older Posts »