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SIG’s Top 10 Projects for 2019

December 9, 2019

1180 Peachtree 1180 Peachtree, also known as the “Symphony Tower”, is a 780,036 square foot, 41-story office tower developed by Hines and completed in February 2006 in Midtown Atlanta, GA. The building was the first high-rise office building in the southeastern United States to receive Gold certification under the LEED BD+C: Core & Shell rating […]
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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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Go to [Green] Meeting?

May 7, 2018

By Annabelle Mathis Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Currently, the modern events industry is one of the most wasteful sectors in the country, due to the massive environmental footprint from air travel, food waste, and more. Because of this, meeting planners and show managers are looking for ways to minimize their impact, such as […]
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LEED Version 4.1: Biggest Story at Greenbuild 2017

March 22, 2018

By Kunwar Rana Sustainability Analyst LEED Green Associate Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) The biggest story at Greenbuild 2017 in Boston was the announcement of LEED v 4.1 by the U.S. Green Building Council. There have been fewer LEED v4 certified projects than anticipated and there is also only a modest number of new construction v4 […]
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Earn LEED credits for using native plant species

February 22, 2018

By Kelsey Alexander Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) LEED v4 Sustainable Sites Credit 1 and Credit 5 work to conserve existing natural site areas and restore damaged site areas to maintain or restore ecological integrity. To be able to earn this credit, sites must have native or adapted vegetation cover 20% of the area […]
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SIG’s Top 10 LEED Projects for 2017

December 21, 2017

1185 Avenue of the Americas 1185 Avenue of the Americas in New York, New York was submitted for LEED EB in October 2017. The building had impressive tenant participation during the application process, with tenants contributing purchasing information regarding sustainable ongoing consumables, electric items and appliances, and furniture, all of which had more than enough […]
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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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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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How LEED Affects Retail Experience

August 22, 2016

By Megan Rosa Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) With the growth of the internet and smart phone apps, online shopping has altered the way we spend our time and money. According to the World Green Building Council, of the 1,200 enclosed malls built in the US, “about one third are dead or endangered”. 1 […]
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Looking Back: LEED History

August 8, 2016

By Megan Rosa Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Buildings are responsible for enormous amounts of energy use and carbon dioxide emissions which calls for the demand of more sustainable working and living conditions. In this article, let’s take a look at LEED History and how it has evolved into present day. The most prolific […]
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