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SIG’s Top 10 ENERGY STAR Projects for 2018

1) 11 Madison Avenue, New York, NY Client: SL GreenENERGY STAR Score: 87SIG Engineer: Jeff Stewart Property Address:11 Madison AvenueNew York, NY 10010 2) Chandler Building, Charlotte, NC Client: Northwood OfficeENERGY STAR Score: 95SIG Engineer: Jeff Stewart Property Address:13860 Ballantyne Corporate PlaceCharlotte, NC 28277 3) Scripps Center, Cincinnati, OH Client: Mayerson CompanyENERGY STAR Score: 90SIG […]
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SIG’s Top 10 Projects for 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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Top Takeaways from Greenbuild 2018

Seven SIG team members traveled to Chicago in November to attend Greenbuild 2018. Everyone enjoyed the conference, the theme this year was Human x Nature. This was also the first Greenbuild for three team members.  Plenary speakers included Amal Clooney, human rights lawyer and activist, and Carmen Yulin Cruz, the Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Rahm Emanuel, Mayor […]
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Understanding the Energy Standards Required by California’s Title 24

By Annabelle Mathis, Engineering Analyst, LEED Green Associate and Davis Ray, Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Over the past 50 years, energy standards have risen to the forefront of environmental policy as a means of reducing energy consumption and lowering the amount of Carbon Dioxide we currently put into the atmosphere (CO2). The benefits of energy efficiency in […]
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What’s new in LEED v4.1

By Samta Brahmbhatt Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) The well-known LEED certification has yet again improved its rating system to better accommodate the environmental and health sustainability impacts. LEED can be certified in residential and commercial buildings during the design and construction phase as well as the operations and maintenance phase. The US Green […]
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Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)

By Kelsey Alexander Sustainability Consultant Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) In 2015, several Fortune 500 companies pledged to use 100% renewable electricity. Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, Walmart, NIKE, and Starbucks are just a few of the companies that have pledged to lead the way in renewable energy. These companies joined the small number of companies […]
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Green Philanthropy

By Rachel Gordon Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) It can be a challenge to determine the best place to contribute one’s time, effort, and money when it comes to philanthropy, but at Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) the focus is on contributing in ways that also result in a positive environmental impact. Due to this […]
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Greenbuild 2018: Human X Nature

By Daniel Uribe Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) It is yet another year for the rapidly growing green space movement that has flourished in the United States over the last two decades to come together and learn of the most recent market developments. As SIG continues with aspiration to help communities across the country by […]
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New York City Building Energy Grades

By Anna Marie Pinion Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) As the public importance of energy efficiency grows daily, local governments continue to take steps to encourage building owners and managers to reduce their energy consumption. With over 6,484 high rise buildings over 35 meters tall, and a population of over 8.5 million, New York […]
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Solarize Atlanta

By Kelsey Alexander Sustainability Consultant Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Renewable energy is a steadily growing industry as the world moves towards green power. In 2017, the power sector of renewable energy grew by 9% in generating capacity, and 55% of that came from new solar energy.1 Solar employment has grown by 168% since 2010 as the […]
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