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2020 Realtors & Sustainability Report – Tracking Interest, Awareness and Demand for Green Real Estate
Richard Minasian Jun 25, 2020

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently published the 2020 Realtors & Sustainability Report, which presents survey research from consumers, trade associations, brokers, real estate... Read More

Risky Business: Rising Sea-Levels and Insurance Challenges
samanthaklein Jun 18, 2020

One of Florida’s most iconic sites, the Keys waterfront, is facing a daunting threat: rising sea levels due to climate change. This vulnerable landmark is at-risk for serious flooding because... Read More

The 2021 Energy Code - Significant Energy Efficiency Gains
Richard Minasian Jun 15, 2020

As one of a subset of building codes, energy codes set minimum energy efficiency requirements for buildings. Model energy codes provide a ready way for state, local, and some national governments to... Read More

Demystifying Ventilation and Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs)
SawHorse, Inc. Jun 10, 2020

I was talking to a friend about ERV’s recently and they had a puzzled look on their face when I kept mentioning that I wanted to put an E.R.V. in my house.  I realized that they did not... Read More

Getting Fans Back to Sports Facilities – IWBI Works on an Answer to “Healthy Venues”
Richard Minasian Jun 09, 2020

As the pandemic of COVID-19 continues to ripple through society and as we think through how to restart the economy, sport and entertainment facilities are emerging as a clear challenge.  How can... Read More

Embodied Carbon Calculator (EC3): Selecting More Sustainable Materials
samanthaklein Jun 05, 2020

Reducing building energy consumption is critical to critical climate change mitigation goals, as buildings consume 40% of energy globally and produce 36% of greenhouse gasses (GHGs). The Embodied... Read More

What Will Offices Look and Feel Like Going Forward? Top Considerations, Strategies, and Challenges
Allison Friedman May 25, 2020

“The world of work will never be the same again….In a post COVID-19 world, work not only has to be safe, it has to be “clean and assured.”  - Larry Pearlman, Marsh Risk... Read More

LEDs and Other Blue Light Sources - Why Less Intensity Often Makes More Sense
Veer Mudambi May 11, 2020

Ever since Edison and Tesla first clashed over who really invented the lightbulb, the goal behind artificial light has been to make it as close to natural light - sun light - as possible. It follows... Read More

Protecting Workers on the JobSite - Emerging Ideas on Communication, Safety Procedures & PPE
Allison Friedman Apr 28, 2020

"Pipes break, HVAC equipment fails, service will have to be done during this crisis.” This is how Bob Krell of started his regular Thursday afternoon show on April 2nd.... Read More

The Case for a Carbon Tax as a Way to Cut Carbon Pollution and Create Jobs
Veer Mudambi Apr 16, 2020

History and relevance As we seek to find ways to transform our carbon based economy into a sustainable one, the idea of a carbon tax is gaining traction.  A carbon tax aims to decrease the... Read More