cmaa focus 24 recap
April 18, 2024

Construction ESG at CMAA Focus 24

Last month, Green Badger and Jenn Taranto from STO Building Group gave a presentation on ESG in construction, covering important topics. The Construction Managers Association of America (CMAA) organized Focus 24, held in the vibrant…

specifications and submittals blog and webinar
March 28, 2024

Specification and Submittals – The Keys to Project Success

Project specifications are a pretty important piece of the project documents, and are critical to ensuring sustainability goals will be met. Unfortunately, there are way too many generic specifications that don’t set up the project…

2023 Sustainability Guide
March 19, 2024

Green Badger’s 2023 Annual Sustainability Report

2023 was a busy year for Green Badger – we launched our full ESG platform, spoke at events across the country, produced some great educational resources including the General Contractors Roadmap to ESG implementation as…

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March 14, 2024

The Basics of Embodied Carbon

Embodied carbon is one of the hottest topics in the sustainable building industry, and for a good reason. 51% of carbon emissions from construction will be from embodied carbon between 2020 – 2050 (Architecture 2030)….

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February 23, 2024

California’s New Sustainability Reporting Requirements

In late 2023, California entered a new era of corporate responsibility with the signing of SB 253 and SB 261. These are two major components of the state’s Climate Accountability Package. California General Contractors must…

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February 1, 2024

This Badger Packs a Byte

People in construction are busy. If I pop onto a jobsite, I don’t see too many people twiddling their fingers (though if you’re using Green Badger already to manage LEED, you’ve definitely got a bit…

Man in lumber yard
January 18, 2024

Sourcing of Raw Materials-Biobased Materials & FSC Wood

Earning LEED points toward the Sourcing of Raw Materials credit is a hard credit for most teams to earn. There are five ways to achieve contributions and Green Badger finds it’s best to use the…

Sourcing of Raw Materials - Material Reuse and Recycled Content blog
January 5, 2024

Sourcing of Raw Materials – Material Reuse and Recycled Content

There are five distinct avenues for achieving contributions towards the Sourcing of Raw Materials credit for LEED. This credit poses a significant challenge for most LEED project teams–reaching at least 15% of total materials costs…

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January 2, 2024

Unlocking Wellness: The Playful Pursuit of Hobbies for a Happier You

In our fast-paced lives, we often find ourselves caught up in the chaos, neglecting a crucial aspect of our well-being—hobbies. Participating in your favorite hobby can have a positive effect on your mental wellness. These…

A group of people holding sprouting plants in their hands.
December 20, 2023

How to Easily Start a Sustainability Committee

Developing a sustainability committee is useful in achieving a company’s ESG goals. ESG–an acronym for environmental, social and governance–serves as a structured system for assessing  how a company’s activities and policies affect sustainability and ethics….

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November 29, 2023

Getting Subcontractors Involved in ESG

This is part three of our ESG blog series, and we will discuss how subcontractor participation influences ESG tracking and reporting. The steps described in this post should be considered after you’ve already gotten a…

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November 21, 2023

WELL and ESG – Investing in Employees and Communities to Impact the Bottom Line

In today’s ever-changing business world, the ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) framework has become increasingly important. As we pay more attention to ESG, one crucial element stands out: the need to share information about how…