This Stantec-designed hospital in British Columbia earned the LEED pilot credit Social Equity within the Project Team. Achievement requires a focus on firm-wide EDI. (Architect: Freelon, now part of Perkins+Will; Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup. Photography: Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC.)

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This Stantec-designed hospital in British Columbia earned the LEED pilot credit Social Equity within the Project Team. Achievement requires a focus on firm-wide EDI. (Photo: Stantec Architecture Ltd./Stantec Consulting Ltd.)

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The real estate industry is increasingly paying attention to climate risks.

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Vermont Utility Allows Sale of Customers’ Renewable Energy

Vermont’s Green Mountain Power is offering a first-of-its-kind pilot program that allows consumers to sell renewable energy credits directly to businesses.

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