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New York City’s Climate Mobilization Act and Its Impact on Existing Buildings

July 22, 2019

By Katie Robinson Engineering Analyst Intern Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) The city of New York has passed and enacted a slew of bills forming the Climate Mobilization Act in order to achieve certain sustainability and energy goals by the year 2050. This Act is credited with the potential to achieve the “equivalent of taking more […]
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Action on Plastic Pollution

April 15, 2019

By Truc Vu Engineering Analyst Intern Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) How big is the plastic problem? This article will take about 3 minutes to read, and within that timeframe, humans have bought 3,000,000 new plastic bottles. Of those bottles, only 23% will be recycled and the rest will sit in our landfills for 700 years, […]
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What’s Holding Businesses Back from Sustainability?

February 28, 2019

By Truc Vu Engineering Analyst Intern Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) I recently went to a restaurant to catch up with a friend. Our to-go containers were made of Styrofoam, and our drinks were contained in paper cups with plastic lids and straws. Before I left, I went to the restroom only to find that the […]
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Pollinator Health in Atlanta and the Urban Honeybee Project

February 11, 2019

By Ann Thompson Consulting Analyst Intern Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Humans benefit from the work of pollinators on a daily basis. From honey to sweeten a cup of tea to onions used to flavor a dish, the work of bees, birds, butterflies, and other small mammals is essential to food chains and economic systems around […]
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Green Philanthropy

September 24, 2018

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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The Importance of a Waste Management Plan

January 26, 2017

By Alex Shim Sustainability Analyst LEED Green Associate Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) When was the last time you thought about the trash you threw away? If you think about it now, did you throw it in a recycling or trash bin?  To ensure that waste is diverted from landfills as much as possible, we encourage […]
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Sustainable Resolutions for 2017

January 12, 2017

By Alex Shim Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group Now that 2016 is over, it is time for us to look towards 2017. There was a huge growth in the sustainability sector in 2016. 2016 was the year that Paris Agreement became actionable, ocean plastics joined production after being recovered, pollinators became a business issue (honeybees […]
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Green Buildings Mitigate Climate Change

November 15, 2016

By Alex Shim Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) To begin, I think it is important to clearly define and understand the difference between weather and climate as well as climate change and global warming. Weather is the day-to-day conditions of a certain place; for example, it is raining today. Climate is the average weather […]
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October is National Energy Action Month

October 27, 2016

In addition to crisp apples, stiff autumn winds, and the swirling multicolored leaves, October also brings National Energy Action Month. But what is this month, what does it mean to be energy aware, and how can this help me in my home or commercial structure? What is National Energy Action Month? The federal government has […]
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Ways To Save Water In Commercial Buildings

June 20, 2016

Warm weather is finally here and, if you own or manage a commercial building, you’re probably thinking about ways to save on energy and water both inside and outside. Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) can help you improve your water and energy efficiency, and help you save money as you achieve LEED certification. If you own […]
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