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Hi All,

USGBC MA is doing a study on the cost of net zero energy buildings in MA.  I’m wondering if you all have any data to share on plug loads in ZNE projects. I’m looking for single family res, 2-4 unit residential, +/- 60 unit residential, 10-12 story office, and k-12.  The engineers have presented initial results and their... Read more

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As with most office furniture, systems furniture can be made from unsustainable materials and use adhesives and finishes that emit formaldehyde or other hazardous compounds.

BuildingGreen-Approved Furniture

BuildingGreen approves furnishings that:

are certified to BIFMA’s multi-attribute level 3 standard, which requires low... Read more

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Hello everyone,

Here's a reminder that our call for this month will be taking place next Tuesday, November 12th at 2:00pm EST.

Please feel free to join us!

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Greetings Sustainable Design Leaders,

As we begin closing out 2021, we wanted to give you a quick update that the next SDL Salary Survey will be coming to you in early January! The BuildingGreen team and SDL Steering Group have been busy this past month polishing up the questions for this anonymous survey.

A reminder of the... Read more

Campus-wide Group

Campus-wide Group

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Hello all, 

Our firm recently signed onto the Material Pledge and while there is no reporting requirements at this time we are wondering how other architectural firms are, or plan to, report projects. 

Thanks for any insight that can be shared!


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Has anyone done a LEED Homes and a NGBS certification and have insight into the differences, challenges, etc between the two?

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Hi Green Gurus,

We are convening our first Regional Coordinators quarterly call Thursday, July 21 2-3pm ET (11am-12pm PT). Anyone who might be interested in this role is welcome to join. We’ll give you more specifics, answer any questions, and create our list of representatives for each region. We’ll finish by looking ahead at what to... Read more

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What are the M vs. E vs. P(FP) ratios of fee distribution you use in your company for a commercial office building?  How about a residential/hotel?


Luke Leung

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Hi all,

The Sustainable MEP Leaders are assembling an industry push to expand the availability of embodied carbon data for MEP equipment. Our first steps are to send a letter to industry announcing a call to action and future educational webinars on the topic, the current draft letter is attached. In a similar manner as the... Read more


Welcome to the quiz portion of Can We Replace Foam Insulation?

Learning Objectives
Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:


1. List four ways in which foam is environmentally problematic and provide four examples of foam replacements.
2. Discuss the industry's relationship with foam... Read more

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Greetings, all SDL members who will be attending the AIA Minnesota conference November 8-11, including some who may be attending Nadav and Gwen's workshop on Tuesday November 8th! I'm organizing a meetup in downtown Minneapolis for SDL/Green Gurus folks. It will take place Monday, November 7th at around 6pm. Let me know if you are interested by... Read more


Welcome to the quiz portion of An Advocate’s Guide to Resilience Regulations!

Learning Objectives
Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

1. Explain how U.S. municipalities are using codes to improve the resilience of the built environment in the face of worsening climate change.

2. Delineate five... Read more

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Hello Green Gurus!

Thank you to all who joined the cross-networks adventure that was the Sustainability Leaders Week: 2021 Summit-Palooza, all of us at BuildingGreen were so glad to share that time and space with you all.

We have been receiving a few questions about next steps, here are a couple details we wanted to share with you... Read more

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