Congress for New Urbanism

By Alyson Laura Sustainability Maven LEED AP BD+C, O+M Thirsty Third Thursdays (T3) is a local tradition for the Atlanta chapter of the Congress for New Urbanism, visit their website, here. This month, we met at Kronberg Wall Architect’s renovated church turned office in the Reynoldstown neighborhood. Principle, Eric Kronberg, entertained and empowered the audience… more info

Development Trends: Agriburbia and Sportopia

By Alyson Laura Sustainability Maven LEED AP BD+C, O+M Residential development is no longer isolated to boring suburbs lacking basic services like sidewalks and public space. Residents now have diverse options like organic farms or sports stadiums within steps of their front doors. What’s driving these new styles of mixed-use development? Urban planners have long… more info

The U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters Earns Gold

The green movement is making a drastic impact on all aspects of industry and infrastructure as LEED certification continues to gain momentum. Anyone unfamiliar with this third-party method of certification for sustainable building will soon be aware of its advantages. This method of evaluating construction projects is prevalent everywhere from small, grass roots projects all… more info

Does Your Town Have An EcoDistrict?

With a growing concern over environmental sustainability, cities across the country are taking up the torch to try to build more just and cleaner communities. This is where the EcoDistricts program comes in. Starting with a pilot program in Portland, Oregon in 2010, the EcoDistrict program is a public and private partnership to develop new… more info

3344 Peachtree Achieves LEED Gold

Sustainable Investment Group was pleased to be hired by Parkway Realty Services to take the mixed-use, high rise known as 3344 Peachtree in Atlanta through the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance rating system. The building achieved LEED Gold Certification on August 30, 2013. This process was lead and managed by Asa Posner, a… more info

Combating the Urban Heat Island Effect with Green Roofs

In large urban areas, the temperature is slightly higher than it is in less populated areas. This odd occurrence is known as the urban heat island effect. The lack of open areas and vegetation, combined with the prevalence of concrete and other construction materials lead to a situation where the exposed surfaces are heated by… more info

Revolutionaries Convene in Philly this Year for Greenbuild Nation 2013

The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will be held this year from November 20-22 in Philadelphia. This year’s expo is titled: Greenbuild Nation 2013. This is an amazing opportunity for anyone interested in green buildings to join us at the world’s largest conference and expo on this topic. Last year SIG sent several team members… more info