Helping others vote is critical this year. (Image: Seattle Municipal Archives. License: CC BY 2.0.)

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In the 2020 Elections, Voting Isn’t Enough

Our democracy is at risk. There is more work to do than going to the polls.

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Implicit Bias Training: Is It Right for Building Professionals?

With equity on the minds of many in the green building community, some are looking to bias training—but it might not be as effective as you expect.

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A third-party whole-building LCA of the Catalyst building, seen here under construction, projected that the core and shell will nearly offset the project’s entire upfront embodied carbon. (Photo: Katerra)

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Wood: What’s Good?

Mass timber seems alluring because of its low carbon footprint, but not all wood is equally sustainable. We dig deep into the controversy over which types of timber are “climate smart.”

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Bloom hydrogen fuel cells could provide resilient, onsite, carbon emissions-free power. (Photo: Jakub Mosur. License: CC BY 2.0.)

Product Review

Fuel Cells: The Promise of Hydrogen Power

Bloom Energy fuel cells provide on-demand electricity but use natural gas and release CO2. Switching to hydrogen could help change our energy future.

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News Analysis

AIA’s Framework for Design Excellence: A Hook for Firm-wide Change

With design awards on the line, architecture firms are starting to require sustainability tracking across all projects.

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News Brief

Contractors Move to End Construction Waste

Nearly 70% of waste in the U.S. comes from construction and demolition. Contractors in the Bay Area want to bring that down to zero.

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Aerosols and Micro-droplets: HVAC Approaches During COVID-19

Good indoor air quality will help if SARS-CoV-2 is airborne, and tried-and-true measures can get us there.

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The Urgency of Embodied Carbon and What You Can Do About It

Building materials emit massive amounts of carbon long before the lights go on. In this PDF report, we take an analytical look at the greenhouse gases that are emitted in the process of constructing our buildings in the first place—the embodied carbon. We then offer strategies for reducing embodied carbon, with examples of projects that have succeeded in this regard.

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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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Fundamentals of High-Performance Building Assemblies

This four-part course, designed for architects and builders, provides methodologies for how best to design and manage these details and achieve superior performance—while avoiding expensive pitfalls.

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Introduction to Fitwel Certification

Are your clients asking you about wellness? You’re not alone. Employee health and wellbeing has been called the ‘second wave of sustainability.’ In this hour-long webinar, GreenStep Education’s Alex Spilger will walk you through Fitwel certification, including its requirements, lessons learned from Fitwel projects, and how Fitwel compares to other frameworks like WELL and LEED. We’ll also discuss how to earn the Fitwel Ambassador credential.

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