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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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Epsten Group HQ Is Now RESET Accredited

After successfully completing the rigorous monitoring deployment criteria for our RESET module, we are thrilled to announce that Epsten Group HQ is now RESET Accredited. RESET Air is the world’s first sensor-based, performance-driven building standard and certification program where indoor air quality is continuously monitored. Indoor air quality data is gathered through air quality monitors …

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Environmental Product Declaration

EPD Checklist

EPDs are now a key component of the material selection process, as product-related environmental issues are becoming increasingly important. We’ve created this checklist as a guide to help you discover the best fit for your product and organization.

Building LCA

Life-Cycle Assessment and the Environmental Impact of a Building

Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA), or cradle-to-grave analysis, is an assessment tool used to calculate the environmental impacts and resources used across a product’s entire life cycle: raw material extraction (cradle), manufacturing, packaging, distribution, use, and end of life (grave). The increasing focus on environmental, social, and economic sustainability has amplified the application of life cycle thinking …

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