Browsing: Sustainability

Buildings are responsible for a significant portion of global carbon emissions. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the building sector is responsible for around 40% of total global energy consumption and about 28% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing the carbon emissions of the building sector is an important step in addressing climate change.

When it comes to building repositioning, what motivates developers to build green? Tune in as Curtis Brown, STOBG’s VP of Business Development explores that topic from all angles—from environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors to new emissions regulations—with Brian Geller, Senior Sustainability Manager at The Durst Organization, Brooks McDaniel, SVP of Building Repositioning at STO Building Group, and Jennifer Taranto, VP of Sustainability at STO Building Group.

Our largest clients are pushing for carbon neutrality and innovation in sustainable construction has become a top priority. In the industrial sector, great strides are being made to reduce the embodied carbon of a project through the selection of low carbon materials.

In the modern era of sustainable building, human health and well-being continue to be at the forefront. The WELL Building Standard remains the leading tool for upgrading the physical environment of a building through improvements to air, water, light, acoustics, and other factors. Now more than ever, companies are looking to the design and construction industry to help enhance the occupant experience, whether pursuing the WELL Building Standard for the first time or preparing to recertify their space.

As honeybees play an essential part in our ecosystem, offices across STO Building Group have committed to raising and conserving several bee colonies—from Toronto to New York City.

As one of the largest industries in the world, construction has a direct impact on our environment. It is a pivotal time in history as our industry is now focusing in on addressing this global challenge. It is a crisis that requires innovation. At STO Building Group, we are driven to meet our clients’ needs, which are increasingly including environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals.

At STO Building Group, sustainability is about more than building green. From educating the next generation of green leaders to taking action within our local communities, we know that the best way to make a positive impact on our planet is if we build together.