This Stantec-designed hospital in British Columbia earned the LEED pilot credit Social Equity within the Project Team. Achievement requires a focus on firm-wide EDI. (Photo: Stantec Architecture Ltd./Stantec Consulting Ltd.)

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Re-forming the Building Industry: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

People from marginalized communities are shockingly underrepresented in the U.S. building industry. It’s past time to change that.

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Whole-Building LCA Tools for LEED v4 and v4.1

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020
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Designers used projected weather data to assess stormwater infrastructure for the new San Francisco International Airport project. They decided to install a larger pipe to prevent flooding. (Photo: San Francisco International Airport)

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Stop Designing for the Past: Your Future Could Depend on It

Considering projected weather is a new design imperative. You could even face lawsuits if you don’t.

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Here at the Clif Bar Headquarters Building, wooden overhead screens bring in a natural analogue while providing a sense of refuge without sacrificing daylight. (Image: Robert Canfield)

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How to Access the Full Power of Biophilia

People wither physically and mentally without nature. Biophilic design is a remedy and a foundation for regenerative design all at the same time.

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Product Review

Mag Lev Chiller uses Low-Global-Warming-Potential Refrigerant

YORK YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller is the first chiller to be optimized for use with a low-GWP hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) refrigerant.

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Structural Engineers Study Embodied Carbon of 600 Buildings

More than half of a building’s embodied carbon is in its bones, prompting research—and soon, a new Revit tool.

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Firecode X generates 25% less CO2 during manufacturing than standard 5/8" Type X and is lighter, saving transportation energy. (Image: USG Corporation)

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BuildingGreen Announces Top 10 Products for 2020

These innovative products reduce carbon emissions’ impacts and include energy-saving windows and insulation, plus low-carbon pavers, gypsum, and MDF.

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Boston Pushes Flood Resilience with New Design Guidelines

More than 6,500 parcels may be subject to new design guidelines designed to protect against sea-level rise.

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Marin County First to Adopt Low-Carbon Concrete Code

A California county has the first code to address both concrete performance and concrete’s carbon emissions.

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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

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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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