Environmental Sustainability

Top Ten Present Value Posts from 2022

December 2, 2022 / Comments Off on Top Ten Present Value Posts from 2022

As we draw near to the end of 2022, we recap at our highest viewed Present Value articles from this year. As part of this, ESI would like to give special thanks to all of our staff, interns, senior advisors, clients, and colleagues that contributed to Present Value in 2022. We look forward to providing […]

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The Future of Sustainability at Universities

September 27, 2022 / Comments Off on The Future of Sustainability at Universities

Here at ESI, we’ve long amplified the point that universities and hospitals have huge economic footprints, and that the employment hubs, procurement opportunities, and tax revenue generation they represent emerge from and are driven by the fulfillment of their deepest institutional missions. It is also true that these large-scale institutions have huge environmental footprints, and […]

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Universities and Hospitals Rubrics

September 9, 2022 / Comments Off on Universities and Hospitals Rubrics

University Environmental Scans in an Era of Unprecedented Uncertainty Demand is up for university environmental scans because institutions need to understand the shifting landscape in which they compete. Soaring student loan debt has caused students, families, and lawmakers alike to relitigate the value proposition and financial mechanics of paying for a four-year degree. A proliferation […]

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Smart Water Management and the Future of Cities with Dr. Allison Lassiter

August 26, 2022 / Comments Off on Smart Water Management and the Future of Cities with Dr. Allison Lassiter

Climate change poses challenging and potentially catastrophic disruptions with rising sea levels and consequential flooding in coastal communities around the world. Our already strained and vulnerable water systems will need to be restructured as we think about how to better prepare our cities for climate adaptation. Today in Present Value, we had the opportunity to […]

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Rittenhouse Square: An Architectural Marvel

August 19, 2022 / Comments Off on Rittenhouse Square: An Architectural Marvel

Full of life, vibrance, and history, Philadelphia has a beautiful local treasure. Where you say? Rittenhouse Square. William Penn plotted out five public squares in the 1600’s: Centre Square (City Hall), East Publick Square (Franklin Square), Southwest Square (Rittenhouse Square), and Northwest Square (Logan Square). Each of these are fantastic places to take a lunch […]

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Opinion: Why Climate Resiliency isn’t Always Equitable

July 22, 2022 / Comments Off on Opinion: Why Climate Resiliency isn’t Always Equitable

As we enter in the hottest part of summer with record breaking temperatures and devastating floods, I am often left questioning just how fruitful our climate adaptation plans and designs really are. The conversation surrounding climate change has largely moved away from the urgent calls to action and climate change prevention, and instead to intervention […]

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