SUSTAINABILITY INSTITUTE

Sustainable communities. One person at a time.

aka SI   |   North Charleston, SC   |  www.sustainabilityinstitutesc.org

Mission

Empowering our region's most vulnerable communities to achieve housing security, equity and climate resilience.

Ruling year info

2002

Executive Director

Mr. Bryan Cordell

Main address

1850 Truxtun Ave

North Charleston, SC 29405 USA

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EIN

58-2474104

NTEE code info

Energy Resources Conservation and Development (C35)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Home Improvement/Repairs (L81)

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Our programs

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Energy Conservation Corps

The Sustainability Institute’s Energy Conservation Corps (ECC) Program is a partner program of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The program trains at-risk youth living in the Charleston metro area to become certified ‘weatherization professionals’ while retrofitting the homes of low-income families in Charleston County who are economically struggling with high energy bills. ECC Corps members receive nationally accredited classroom training and certification in addition to on-the-job training as they retrofit local homes. Corps members also receive continuous mentoring led by a Social Justice Advocate; ‘soft skills’ training,
GED training, and testing through partner agencies; and job placement services.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

The Charleston Upper Peninsula Initiative (the “Initiative”) is an innovative community planning and urban redevelopment effort focused on an 865 acre area on the upper eastside of the Charleston peninsula. Charleston’s Upper Peninsula is transitioning from its heavy industrial and commercial roots into modern workplaces, retail establishments, restaurants, and dense housing. It is becoming a place where locals go to live, work, and play because of its unique character, corridor of high-tech businesses, and local flavor. The Initiative is a pilot project modeled on the EcoDistricts Framework™, developed by EcoDistricts, which emphasizes the integration of smart infrastructure, green buildings, and community engagement and provides a template that guides and supports implementation of highly collaborative and innovative projects to build a strong sense of place and vibrant, lasting communities. SI serves as backbone organization for The Initiative, and other primary stakeholders include the City of Charleston's Department of Planning, Preservation and Sustainability (government); Charleston Parks Conservancy (nonprofit); Charleston County Parks and Recreation (government); Enough Pie (nonprofit); and DwellSmart (private sector).

Population(s) Served
Adults

The RISES Certification was developed to address the specific green building priorities of the Charleston, South Carolina region. It promotes new construction projects that are at least 30% more energy and water efficient and constructed using materials that do not adversely affect the health and well-being of the building occupants. The RISES tag is an acronym for the building ingredients that industry-leading and responsible projects focus on and adhere to: Resilient, Innovative, Sustainable, Efficient, and Safe. This certification provides 6 tangible values to your project: (1) Expert Advice; (2) Measurable Results; (3) Relevant Strategies; (4) Convenience/ Ease of Use; (5) Affordability; and (6) Lightning Fast Process. Our goal? Buildings that are TRULY high-performing.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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SUSTAINABILITY INSTITUTE

Board of directors
as of 5/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. George Buell

National Restaurant Properties

Term: 2015 -

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes