The Josey Pavilion, designed by Lake|Flato, harvests all water from the site itself, and treats all rainwater and wastewater before sending it back to the soil. (Photo: Casey Dunn)

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Resilient, Sustainable Water Management: A Holistic Approach

Climate change has redefined how we view water, with drought amplifying water scarcity and changing our relationship with the landscape and the built environment.

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Avoiding Toxic Chemicals in Commercial Building Projects

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Racism, Sexism Rampant in Built Environment Workplaces

Seventy-two percent of Blacks and African Americans, and 66% of women, say they’ve experienced discrimination at work.

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New Leadership, New Strategy for U.S. Green Building Council

Peter Templeton, a former USGBC and GBCI executive, will steer the organizations through a strategic review as interim CEO and president.

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Rooftop beehives

Net metering rules have the potential to drastically grow—or slow—new installations of rooftop solar. (Photo: CoCreatr. License: CC BY-SA 2.0.)

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States Wrestle with Making Net Metering More Equitable

California has blown open a debate about net metering and whether some rollbacks might be needed to ensure a more equitable and resilient grid.

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Leveraging the Pandemic to Reduce Carbon—for Good

Lord Aeck Sargent tracked its 2020 carbon footprint. The results were astounding and could be lasting.

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An Embodied Carbon Toolkit for Interior Designers

Metropolis has put together a slew of resources to limit the emissions from continual interior design changes.

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NBI Releases Code Overlay for Electrification

Designed to layer on top of ASHRAE 90.1 and IECC, these provisions transition buildings away from onsite fossil fuel combustion.

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WINTER IS COMING

HVAC Strategies During COVID-19

Three engineers share what they’ve learned so far and give straight advice.

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WELL AP Exam Study Guide

The best and only WELL AP study guide you’ll ever need. Use our guide and you’ll pass the exam on your first try—we guarantee it.

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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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