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BuildingGreen Announces Top 10 Products for 2022

Innovative products include heat pumps that use low-GWP refrigerants, energy-saving window inserts, water-saving infrastructure, induction ranges, and more.

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Spec This, Not That

Avoiding Toxic Chemicals in Commercial Building Projects

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The Future of Designing with Future Weather Data

With industry standards eventually in place, energy models that use forward-looking weather files instead of historical ones could become the norm.

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Brooks, Scarpa Receive AIA Gold Medal for 2022

Known for high design that’s also sustainable and equitable, Angela Brooks and Lawrence Scarpa have earned the American Institute of Architects’ highest honor.

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Non-Profit MASS Design Group Wins AIA 2022 Firm Award

The Boston- and Kigali, Rwanda-based firm was founded on projects that place community support and equity first and has expanded to create award-winning buildings throughout the world.

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Grid-Interactive Grants to Benefit Low-income Communities

DOE’s Connected Communities program expands to pilot more community-scale solutions for reducing peak demand.

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The BuildingGreen Guide to Thermal Insulation 4th Edition



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A Sustainable Real Estate How-to for Owners

This handbook from Stok leads companies step by step through creating a sustainable real estate program.

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Biden Orders Carbon-Neutral Federal Government by 2050

New policies will require carbon-free electricity and embodied carbon disclosure for building materials, and could limit procurement of products with PFAS.

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USGBC to Drop Its Resilience Rating System, RELi

With a plan to integrate resilience into future versions of LEED, the organization is leaving RELi behind.

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No more red lines

Although disparities between predominantly white and predominantly non-white neighborhoods go back hundreds of years, 20th-century government-sponsored discrimination was a key turning point in segregating our cities, creating the maps we have today. In fact, it all began with maps—maps released during the New Deal era by the Federal Housing Agency (FHA).

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The beneficial intersections of Energy, Resilience, and Health

How can the returns of sustainable building strategies with less quantifiable benefits, like resilience and wellness, be paired with more predictable returns of energy efficiency to calculate an overall return on investment? Where are we in the market in terms of sustainable building codes, and how much do we need to improve beyond code to get to high-performance, resilient, and wellness-oriented designs?

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The Building Green guide to thermal insulation

The BuildingGreen Guide to Thermal Insulation provides detailed guidance on insulation products and practices, including recommendations on what insulation to use and what to avoid. It's a treasure trove of information for architects and designers, builders, and anyone who is actively considering the impact of insulation on the quality of your indoor environment and the world.

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Spec this not that

Designers and specifiers from numerous leading firms are figuring out that it is possible to identify healthier products and materials and still create gorgeous, energy-efficient, occupant-friendly buildings—without busting budgets or getting overwhelmed by complex health and chemical data.

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Lighting Design for Health and Sustainability: A Guide for Architects

What do we mean when we say sustainable lighting? In this PDF report, we take a closer look at lighting as an essential element in quality environments that support health and wellness while reducing energy use.

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