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Smart Grids and Smart Buildings

October 21, 2019

By Danielle Crownover Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Did you know the commercial building sector wastes up to one third of a typical building’s power use1? Before delving into what a smart grid represents, it is important to understand what a smart building comprises. Green Tech companies are hired to meet the needs of […]
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CALGreen, California’s first green building code

September 9, 2019

By Ali LoPiccolo Marketing Intern Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) California is recognized for having ambitious climate and energy goals. Pursuit of these goals requires the state to seek thoughtful action while ensuring that the energy systems remain stable and accessible. As a part of California’s Building Standards Code, ‘Title 24 Part 11’ addresses the state’s […]
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Responsible Materials Sourcing

August 5, 2019

By Tushaar Sharma Engineering Analyst Intern Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Responsible materials sourcing is an aspect of business that various companies globally have started paying greater attention to, as they begin to realize the environmental, social and economic impacts of adopting this practice. This business process refers to the method through which companies or vendors […]
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SIG’s Top 10 Projects for 2018

December 20, 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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Implementing Fitwel into your Office

June 18, 2018

By Kelsey Alexander Sustainability Consultant Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Most people spend their days working 9 to 5, and one 2015 report showed that full time employees in the United States work an average of 47 hours per week.1 Since Americans spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors2, a healthy work environment is important […]
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Fitwel vs. WELL

June 4, 2018

By Kelsey Alexander Sustainability Consultant Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Green building is a booming industry, and continues to grow everyday.1 In just three years, green buildings can save billions in energy savings, so it’s no surprise that among the 30 largest US real estate markets, 40% of existing office buildings have LEED, ENERGY STAR, or […]
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LEED Performance Path By Way of Arc

August 16, 2017

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 […]
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SIG Awarded 2016 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year!

April 1, 2016

Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) is proud to announce that we have been named by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a 2016 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year! SIG was 1 of only 5 new companies to receive the Partner of the Year: Service and Product Provider distinction. Our company has received this honor for […]
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SIG Recognized as a LEED® Proven Provider

January 12, 2015

In September 2014, the USGBC recognized Sustainable Investment Group, LLC (SIG) as a LEED® Proven Provider™ for the O+M rating system family. This designation was developed to streamline the LEED application review process for experienced organizations. As a leader in the field of existing buildings, SIG has provided top-notch LEED O+M consulting services for the […]
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Liquid Gold: Waste Water Recycling Systems and LEED Certification

August 28, 2014

For all practical purposes, residents of the United States tend to view water as an unlimited resource. The great engineering accomplishments of Hoover Dam and Glen Canyon Dam showcased America’s ingenuity and expanding urban environments that relied upon the power and availability of water in the twentieth century. However, global warming and exploding population growth […]
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