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SIG Earns 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

April 2, 2020

By Farid Nat, Engineering Analyst & Devin Takekawa, Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) How Can We Help You Become Certified As technology and society advances through the 20th century, America’s energy consumption continues to rise in forms of electricity, natural gas, and steam. High rise buildings in cities such as New York City, Atlanta, […]
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SIG’s Top 10 ENERGY STARS for 2019

December 23, 2019

1) 900 Third, New York, NY Client: Paramount GroupENERGY STAR Score: 87 SIG Engineer: Nick Kassanis Property Address: 900 3rd AvenueNew York, NY 10019 2) 100 Park Avenue, New York, NY Client: SL GreenENERGY STAR Score: 79 SIG Engineer: Aditya “Bala” Balamuralikrishna Property Address: 100 Park AvenueNew York, NY 10017 3) 225 Franklin Street, Boston, MA […]
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SIG’s Top 10 ENERGY STAR Projects for 2018

December 28, 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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New York City Building Energy Grades

August 23, 2018

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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California Energy Benchmarking and Disclosure – Assembly Bill 802

July 12, 2018

By Anna Marie Pinion Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Assembly Bill 802 Energy consumption accounts for approximately 30% of a typical office building’s operating costs, making it the building’s largest operating expense. With such a significant amount of cost, many businesses and building owners understand the financial benefit of green buildings and have started […]
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Changes to ENERGY STAR coming soon – let SIG navigate the changes for you

May 17, 2018

By Aditya Balamurali Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) On the 26th of August 2018, the EPA’s ENERGY STAR energy performance rating program is set for its largest update in years. Scores are set to change and getting the label for office buildings is about to get tougher, but ultimately more rewarding. How ENERGY STAR […]
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Newton County Schools Rank High in Energy Efficiency

December 21, 2017

The Newton County Schools was a big project for the Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) this year. It was the first full school portfolio that we benchmarked. The Newton County Schools consist of 25 buildings, including elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools. The ENERGY STAR scores that we generated for the Newton County Schools ranged […]
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SIG’s Top 10 ENERGY STAR Projects for 2017



1) 1301 Avenue of the Americas Client: Paramount Group ENERGY STAR Score: 76 (brought up from a 65) Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Team Member that worked on this ENERGY STAR project: Scott Baker, President and Director of Technical Services Property Address: 1301 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10019 2) Scripps Center Client: The Mayerson Company ENERGY […]
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Using ENERGY STAR to Create Sustainability

October 30, 2017

Energy Strategies for Buildings Amazing things can happen when people, government agencies and private companies all come together to promote green living and a healthier planet. The ENERGY STAR program is a perfect example of this. This program promotes the use of energy-efficient appliances, fixtures, and machines in both homes and businesses, and the program […]
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ENERGY STAR Updates

July 27, 2017

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 […]
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