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Check out WSP’s Insights article on YR&G joining WSP

WSP USA has acquired YR&G, a consulting firm that specializes in sustainable consulting, education and analysis. Josh Radoff, a founding principal at YR&G, said he views this new partnership as an ideal fit for his staff of 24 engineers, building scientists, ecologists, construction managers and sustainable business specialists. For more information, check out WSP’s Insights article, HERE.

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YR&G Joins WSP USA

We are excited to share the news that YR&G has joined WSP USA, a global leader providing sustainable consulting and engineering services for the built and natural environment. For more than a decade, we at YR&G have dedicated ourselves to the advancement of sustainability. We have challenged ourselves to evolve along with the market, to […]

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Health Positive Design

Hosted by the USGBC Indiana’s Central Branch,  YR&G Director John Mlade (LEED Fellow, WELL AP, Living Future Accredited) recently delivered a presentation on Health Positive Design. Health Positive has re-emerged as a major design driver. Reaching far beyond life safety considerations, this presentation will address current ideas and trends that have the potential to reframe our conversations with peers, project […]

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YR&G New York Winter Party

Join YR&G for festivities, drinks, and an assortment of food to celebrate the coming year! WHEN Thursday, February 16th 7:00-10:00 WHERE YR&G New York Office 163 W 23rd, 4th Floor New York, NY 10011

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TOD Marketplace Technical Advisory Panel

The TOD conference draws on the expertise of more than 300 industry leaders in development, finance, brokerage, property owners, planning, and other public and private-sector professionals in land use. TOD Marketplace is structured as three Tracks–“Lessons Learned Since 1994,” “Present Trends and Case Studies,” and “TOD in the Digital Age,”– each with three Concurrent Sessions—nine […]

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Health Rating Systems Comparison

Josh Radoff: With the emergence of health as a driver in planning, design, construction, and operations of built environment projects, a handful of healthy building rating systems to address and measure associated strategies and determinants has developed along side it. Those in the sustainability field will point out that health has always been a core […]

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The WELL Building Standard Webinar at USGBC Colorado

Check out Josh Radoff’s 45-minute review of the WELL Building rating system for Healthy Buildings.  He digs into the mechanics of the certification process, the value proposition for healthy buildings, and some specific feature details to give a sense of how WELL works in practice and how it adds value to a building project. Webinar HERE […]

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Colorado Rockies Opening Day Celebration

RSVP for the Opening Day Celebration at the YR&G Denver office in Lodo!  Stop by for pre-game drinks and festivities, then hang out on the deck and watch the game with us at the office! RSVP below. /WHEN/ April 8th, 2016 /WHAT/ 1:00pm – 2:00pm / Pre-game musings from Josh and other special guests about: […]

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2016 HD Expo: The Evolution of Sustainability and the Built Environment

The Evolution of Sustainability and the Built Environment: Everything you need to know about healthy communities, greener transportation, and creating value in a decarbonized world, NEWH Green Voice Conversation, NEWH Booth L5   The fields of energy, human health, and transportation are shifting around us. Cheap solar, autonomous vehicles, a re-naturalization of the urban environment, the […]

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Is Net Zero Energy Right For You?

Josh Radoff: A few years ago, the chances that a new building project would target net zero energy (NZE) was pretty slim. There were a few notable projects pursuing this goal (e.g. NREL’s RSF building in Golden, CO, the Bullitt Center in Seattle), but in the main, NZE was largely not a part of the […]

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