Top 10 product winner RePurpose Energy uses batteries from electric vehicles as energy storage for renewable power. (Photo: RePurpose Energy)

Product Review

BuildingGreen Announces Top 10 Products for 2021

These innovative products reduce carbon emissions and include negative embodied carbon carpet, repurposed EV battery storage, carbon sequestering aggregate, and more.

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Resilience, Bird Safety, and Social Equity: LEED Pilot Credits

Thursday, January 21

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News Analysis

Fighting for Environmental Justice with “Smart” Surfaces

Buildings, streets, and other hard surfaces are at the root of many sustainability issues and associated inequities. The Smart Surfaces Coalition is looking to change that.

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30 Years of Green Building in the U.S.

As The BuildingGreen Report (formerly Environmental Building News, or “EBN”) celebrates its 30th year of publication, we decided to track the growth—and explosion—of the green building movement.

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Spontaneous street celebrations popped up after the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. This administration may be the most important ever relative to the environment. (Photo: Ted Eytan. License: CC BY-SA)

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The Next Four Years

The Biden-Harris administration may be the most important ever relative to the environment.

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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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News Brief

Zero-Carbon Construction Equipment?

Four cities have committed to halving construction emissions by 2030, focusing on embodied carbon and zero-carbon equipment.

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SPECIAL REPORT

SPEC THIS, NOT THAT

Avoiding Toxic Chemicals in Commercial Building Projects

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News Brief

AIA Takes a Stand Against Executions, Solitary Confinement

In a major policy shift, the American Institute of Architects bans its members from designing places for execution, torture, and solitary confinement.

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News Brief

Bezos Funds Electrification, Embodied Carbon Reductions

The Rocky Mountain Institute has received $10 million from the Bezos Earth Fund for its building and industry decarbonization efforts.

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News Brief

GRESB Departs GBCI Family of Rating Systems

The Green Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark has left GBCI to become more independent.

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WELL AP Exam Study Guide

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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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