Sustainability & Resilience

Are You Recycling Your Thermostats?

Mercury thermostats are no longer in production, but may remain in buildings—and when those buildings upgrade to smarter HVAC systems, the old mercury thermostats must stay out of the landfill. Danielle Myers of the Thermostat Recycling Corporation explains how to recycle your building’s mercury thermostats and why it’s important.

Learn About Our Partnership to Revitalize a Community, Sustainably

In this episode of the BUILDINGS podcast, we talk to our partners at Citizen HKS, Boaz & Ruth about our collaboration on Benefield, a community based project that revitalizes the Highland Park corridor in Richmond, Virginia, that will become a place that anchors and supports the community’s youth, serving as a catalyst for change and hope.

How Green is Your Lease?

Is your lease green enough? Green lease language lets both owners and tenants reap the benefits of sustainable building improvements. Learn more.

An Earth Day Sustainability Checklist for Green Buildings

How does your building’s sustainability effort measure up? Read this checklist, compiled in honor of Earth Day 2020, to see if your green game is up to the challenge, or how to catch up if you’re behind the sustainable buildings curve. Read more.

Secrets to Savings: Inside Atlanta's Better Buildings Challenge Success

One of the first cities to sign on to the Better Buildings Challenge, Atlanta recently met its 20% energy savings goal two years ahead of schedule. AJ Robinson, president of Central Atlanta Progress, discusses the challenges Atlanta faced and the public-private partnership that helped deliver results in more than 450 buildings representing over 115 million square feet.