Sustainability

In the Media: Designing a More Resilient Landmark

By |2019-08-12T11:00:25-04:00August 12th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

The Jacksonville Beach Pier was closed after high surf churned up by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016 knocked several sections off the end of it. But it will reopen in two years as a much stronger, resilient structure. RS&H Senior Engineer Steven Starnes told Weather.com the pier is being shored up with stronger and [...]

A Proactive Approach to Facility Resiliency

By |2019-08-09T09:18:01-04:00August 7th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Is your facility prepared for a disaster? There are countless examples of natural and man-made disasters – think hurricanes, fires, earthquakes, domestic terrorism, active shooter, etc. – that have disrupted business operations for weeks, months, even years. Can your business take that kind of disruption? The goal of resilience is to ensure that a [...]

Climate Resilience: Proactive Solutions to Address Vulnerability

By |2019-07-31T14:35:08-04:00July 31st, 2019|Tags: , , |

Hurricanes Irma and Michael left portions of Florida devastated and unable to recover quickly. The flooding and wind damage generated by these intense storms – along with extreme heat, precipitation and drought – are stressors associated with climate change. With operations and assets increasingly vulnerable across the U.S., it is time to start thinking [...]

Sustainability: Technical Solutions Empowering Human Systems

By |2019-05-14T11:33:30-04:00April 22nd, 2019|Tags: , , |

Why is sustainability important? The answer is simple. Sustainable organizations outperform their competitors by balancing economic returns with social and environmental success. Sustainable organizations’ employees are more productive and produce higher quality work, resulting in four times the sales growth and eight times the employment growth of unsustainable organizations. They are also more resilient [...]

9 Tips to Keep Your Facility Operating Efficiently

By |2019-05-14T11:32:22-04:00January 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 |2019-05-14T11:06:53-04:00January 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 |2018-11-28T11:05:36-04:00November 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 |2018-11-13T17:32:39-04:00November 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 |2018-10-04T15:27:59-04:00June 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 [...]