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Epsten Group: Proud to be First Professional Services Firm to Earn JUST 2.0 Social Justice Label in Southeast

Epsten Group has long been committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and we have embraced the Social Justice Evaluation System, known as Just, to assess our culture and our processes. This is a mission we believe in as the first JUST labeled professional services company in the Southeast US.  We understand it is not only …

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Atlanta’s Grant Park Gateway is the first space certified as LEED, SITES and Parksmart

In 2018, the City of Atlanta addressed the need for a new parking garage near Zoo Atlanta and the Beltline, two of the city’s most iconic public spaces. With increased calls to reduce traffic congestion and improve community safety, the existing 8-acre surface parking lot was unable to keep up with increasing demand. Read more… (Photo credit: Dorian Sky)

A Visit with One of Our Professional Sustainability Reviewers

One of Monica Martelly’s first experiences in the sustainability industry involved working on the impressive Kendeda Living Building project during her time at Georgia Institute of Technology. While studying at Georgia Tech, Monica focused on courses related to sustainable infrastructure. She also joined campus sustainability organizations to garner more insight into the field. After graduating …

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Looking back on 30 years

As Epsten Group celebrates our 30th anniversary in 2021, we are proud to showcase the milestones that led to where we are today. Although we initially focused on residential design projects, our desire to push boundaries and set new standards inspired us quickly to put sustainability at the forefront of our mission. Looking back on …

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WELL Performance Testing

Why Hire a Third-Party Verifier for WELL Performance Testing?

WELL Performance Testing has become a distinctive component of high-performing buildings around the world. Every WELL project is verified through on-site, post-occupancy testing of building performance. While testing for WELL v1 projects is conducted solely by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), testing for WELL v2 projects can be performed by an approved WELL Performance Testing Organization. …

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The Wellness-Focused Office

This case study chronicles our design and certification team’s experiences over the course of the project, the issues we addressed in our design and construction decision-making processes, and lessons learned from a wellness-focused office space.

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Prioritizing WELL Health-Safety Rating in a Post-Pandemic World

After a star-studded campaign for the launch of the International WELL Building Institute’s WELL Health-Safety Rating, we’ve been flooded with questions on how our clients can obtain this new certification. The most trusted organization, backed by world-renowned scientists and now Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Michael B. Jordan, and Robert DeNiro, gathered more than 600 experts …

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