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Powered Down: A Live Look at Energy Management During COVID-19

With commercial and public buildings largely unoccupied amid stay at home orders across the country, virtual building control capabilities are being put to the test. Saving on energy costs

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Embodied Carbon: Deep Dive Into Low-Carbon Concrete

Concrete is one of the most ubiquitous building materials in the world. It’s strong, durable, cheap, and easy to work with. Despite this, concrete has a significant hidden cost: carbon emissions

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2019 Title 24 Energy Code Update: What Project Teams Should Know

The latest version of California’s Title 24 (T-24) energy code was released last year. As we near 2030—a major milestone

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Code Compliance & Beyond: Upping Baseline Building Energy Performance

Code Compliance & Beyond: Upping Baseline Building Energy Performance

Due to their embodied carbon and operational carbon footprints, buildings play a significant role in widescale climate change mitigation, so understanding the impact of legislation on buildings is critical

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Optimize Building Performance in Real Time: Intro to Monitoring Based Commissioning

Optimize Building Performance in Real Time: Intro to Monitoring Based Commissioning

All too often, building performance is the focus of the design phase but left to chance in operations. When controls programming and operational issues aren’t caught and addressed once a building goes online, it may lead to

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Addressing Embodied Carbon: FAQ

Addressing Embodied Carbon: FAQ

If you want to reduce your real estate’s carbon footprint, you should care about embodied carbon. Whether you’re pursuing the ILFI’s recently-launched Zero Carbon Certification or creating your own framework, addressing

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Opportunity Zones: Opportunities for Sustainable Development

Introduced in 2018 with an expiring benefit already in 2019, Opportunity Zones (OZs) will continue to commandeer more and more cocktail hour discussions in the real estate world through the end of this year and beyond. Countless

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Net Zero Carbon: A Quick Plug for All-Electric Buildings

Given that buildings account for 39% of CO2 emissions in the United States, one of the foremost objectives in the sustainable building industry is to eliminate or reduce our built environment’s carbon emissions. The question is, how

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Timeline to Zero: Actionable Steps to Achieve ILFI Zero Carbon Certification

With the recently launched International Living Future Institute (ILFI) Zero Carbon Certification (ZCC) – the first third-party certified Zero Carbon global standard – achieving and verifying Net Zero Carbon performance is now

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Path to Net Zero: A Guide to Carbon Offsets

Path to Net Zero: A Guide to Carbon Offsets

Amidst increasingly alarming climate reports and the launch of the World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment last year, a slew of companies have begun making official commitments to significantly

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