Sustainability

9 Tips to Keep Your Facility Operating Efficiently

By |2019-01-08T14:06:23+00:00January 8th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Eight years ago, I met a facility manager taking an all-too-common action in our industry, albeit for a very uncommon reason. Like many in the industry, this seasoned facility manager wasn’t using his Building Management System (BMS), also known as Building Automated Controls, as designed and programmed. Unlike most, that decision resulted [...]

Living WELL: New Building Standard Focuses on Occupants

By |2019-01-03T17:03:40+00:00January 4th, 2019|Tags: , , |

In the last 20 years, the desire among our clients to incorporate sustainable, green design practices into their facilities has grown exponentially. So has the gold standard for rating green building design. The U.S. Green Building Council’s  Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (USGBC LEED) criteria is the most widely used green building rating [...]

Hallandale Beach Project Showcases Sustainability Plans’ Financial, Social Benefits

By |2018-11-28T11:05:36+00:00November 28th, 2018|Tags: , |

Sustainability Leader Ben Moore and his team rely on a three-element formula for successful sustainability efforts. Equal parts education, assessment and collaboration, this strategy yields clients considerable results environmentally, socially and financially. The Hallandale Beach Sustainability Plan is evidence of that success. The project, finished in summer 2018, provides tangible actions the low-lying city [...]

Elevate Fund Supports Title I Kindergartners’ Visit to Nature Center

By |2018-11-13T17:32:39+00:00November 13th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

From its very beginning, Ben Moore’s career in sustainability has been intricately tied to Tree Hill Nature Center in Jacksonville, Florida. In 2003, Ben decided he wanted to move into the sustainability industry. Needing to gain experience, he decided to volunteer at Tree Hill, a 50-plus-acre preserve that provides low-cost access to nature as [...]

Joseph Gale named to GreenBiz ‘30 under 30’ list

By |2018-10-04T15:27:59+00:00June 4th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

GreenBiz Group and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development today named RS&H Aviation Environmental Specialist Joseph Gale as one of the 2018 “30 Under 30,” based on a global search for emerging leaders across sectors who are shaping the next generation of sustainable business. The 30 individuals being honored come from eight countries on four [...]

Lengel Appointed to AAAE Committee Vice Chair

By |2018-09-17T19:10:40+00:00May 18th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

RS&H Vice President John Lengel has been appointed to Vice Chair of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Environmental Services Committee. The committee provides support to AAAE members on environmental issues and communicates the membership’s positions to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other federal or state agencies. The committee [...]

RS&H Hires Goetz as Senior Environmental Specialist for Aviation Practice

By |2018-09-17T19:22:29+00:00May 1st, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

RS&H, one of the leading architecture, engineering and consulting firms in the nation, has hired Brent Goetz as Senior Aviation Environmental Specialist and Project Manager. Goetz brings nearly 15 years of environmental experience, including four years of brownfield remediation and ecological assessment consulting and more than 10 years of regulatory compliance assurance working with [...]

RS&H Participates in eVolo Skyscraper Competition

By |2018-12-20T12:02:12+00:00April 19th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

A team of RS&H architects from across the country put their minds and talents together to create a new skyscraper concept for the eVolo Magazine Skyscraper Competition. The annual competition established in 2006 encourages visionary ideas – projects that, through the novel use of technology, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, challenge [...]

Blue Carbon and Sequestration

By |2018-11-02T08:21:23+00:00April 12th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Purposeful, anthropogenic carbon sequestration is a fairly recent endeavor to mitigate carbon releases from industrial processes. The theory is that, by actively removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, the effects of manmade climate change can be reduced. This is not only seen as a necessity for general global health, but also as a [...]