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Project Spotlight: 73 Tremont in Boston is now LEED Gold

73 Tremont is a Class A office building in the heart of Boston’s Financial District that was originally built in 1889. It’s located directly on the Freedom Trail, near the Boston Common and Granary Burying Ground.

Learn the details of this interesting LEED Gold certification, here.

Solar Trends in the Southeast

Did you know the solar panel was invented in the United States of America? The first panel was manufactured in Bell Labs in the 1950s.

The raw materials are plentiful and easy to collect because silicon is the second most common element on Earth. Our on-the-ground resources set us up for solar success, but what about the sun’s capacity? Can it really power all our needs—Yes! The sun emits daily radiation in a magnitude of 8,000x our current energy needs.

Learn about rebates and incentives in your area for using solar power in our latest blog, here.

LEED Training Classes For You
For more information about SIG’s upcoming online live and in-person LEED Exam Prep Classes or to schedule a private class at your company, please e-mail Beka at bekar@sigearth.com
Check out the 5th largest green roof in New York City.
SIG taught a LEED Green Associate exam prep class on Thursday, August 27th at the Five Borough Technical Services Division of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. 

The NY Parks Department headquarters has the fifth largest green roof in the city. It has over 30 different growing systems covering 30,000 square feet of roof.  This makes it one of the most diverse green roofs in the world!  In addition to green roofs, the headquarters has hydroponic tomatoes and bee hives.  Find out more about how the NY Parks and Rec department is trying to promote green roofs to the city of New York, here.

SIG Welcomes Another Intern
Yagesh Panta
Sustainability Analyst Intern
Yagesh is a senior at Georgia Tech and is a native of Kathmandu, Nepal. He works directly with the consulting team to help organize, verify, and track data pertaining to LEED certifications.

Read his full bio, here.
If you need GBCI approved LEED Continuing Education Hours, here are some package offers from SIG’s library of classes:
LEED v4: 15 CE Hours for LEED Green Associates
 
 
LEED v4: 30 CE Hours for LEED BD+C
 
30 CE Hours for LEED ID+C

30 CE Hours for LEED O+M

30 CE Hours for LEED ND

30 CE Hours for LEED Homes

Congress for New Urbanism

Thirsty Third Thursdays (T3) is a local tradition for the Atlanta chapter of the Congress for New Urbanism. This month, they met at Kronberg Wall Architect’s renovated church turned office in the Reynoldstown neighborhood. Principle, Eric Kronberg, entertained and empowered the audience to participate in what KWA calls, ‘Conscious Urban Placemaking.’

Read the full article, here.
Don’t Toss It, Reuse It!
SIG had a full box of unused corporate letterhead when we moved into our new office space last January. Instead of tossing this full box of premium recycled paper into the recycling bin. The letterheads had a lined black and white template copied onto them and then our printing company cut the pages in half and made them into notepads. We now have a high-quality handout for trade shows that were produced at a minimal cost.

What do you have laying around the office that may possibly have a second life?
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