July 11, 2024

Setting SMART Goals For ESG Implementation

In our blog series on ESG, we have spent a lot of time identifying relevant priorities, data to collect, and benchmarking where you currently stand on various ESG metrics. Only once you have completed and…

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June 17, 2024

Improving Sustainability on Construction Sites

General contractors often do not have any control over what they build, or where they built it. They can use their influence to encourage projects to pursue 3rd party sustainability certifications like LEED, Envision, SITES,…

LEED v5 an the AIA Materials Pledge Correlation for the built environment
June 3, 2024

How do LEED v5 and AIA Materials Pledge Overlap?

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and the AIA (American Institute of Architects) Materials Pledge are both initiatives aimed at promoting sustainability in the built environment, but they operate in slightly different spheres. LEED…

How Green Badger Supports the AIA Materials Pledge
May 30, 2024

How Green Badger Supports Achieving the AIA Materials Pledge

Architects and designers are essential in promoting sustainable architecture and construction practices. As the issue of climate change becomes more pressing, the decisions made in selecting materials and designing buildings have a significant impact on…

Understanding Building Green’s Contractor’s Commitment to Sustainable Building Practices
May 23, 2024

Building Green’s Commitment to Sustainable Practices

Although general contractors are not responsible for deciding what and where to build, there is a significant impact that their construction projects have on the environment. Until now, there has not been a way to…

AIA Materials Pledge - Green Badger Blog
May 21, 2024

The AIA Materials Pledge Overview

Sustainability in architecture is no longer just about energy efficiency and green design. It encompasses every facet of the building, including the materials used in construction. Recognizing this, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) introduced…

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May 15, 2024

Track and Report M/WDBE on Construction Projects

M/WDBE stands for Minority, Women, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. The National Minority Supplier Development Council issues a certification for businesses owned by minorities or otherwise disadvantaged individuals, such as people of color, women, veterans, etc….

Low Emitting VS Technical Data for Carpets
May 8, 2024

Low Emitting vs. Technical Data for Carpets

When gathering certificates, data, and LEED documentation for Low Emitting Materials (LEM), most are straightforward. However, carpets are certified for emissions by their yarn and their backing. If your subcontractor provides a LEED cover sheet that…

Green Badger's Earth Day
April 22, 2024

Inspiring Companies to Go Green on Earth Day 2024

On this Earth Day, we want to encourage companies to reduce their environmental impact and inspire others to do the same. You have the power to implement easy actions that support sustainability in your work…

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…

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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…