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Hello Gurus,

I have a client (bldg owner) who has asked me to recommend a list of firms who have the internalized resilient design in their practice.

They are *not* asking for resiliency consultants right now, but for firms that they might hire for "regular" capital projects, but since resiliency is high on their priorities, they... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

In Item 4, remove "storage capacity of the site" and replace "conditions" with "health"

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Hey Everyone! My firm is a part of the local Passive House group helping organize the local Humid Climate Conference on May 2nd - 3rd. I wanted to make a post in the chat for those interested to sign up.

The theme is "Barriers To Better Buildings" and it's going to be a really strong, humid climate focused conference. We've nearly got... Read more

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of The PVC Debate: A Fresh Look.

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


 

1. Examine the actual cost-effectiveness of PVC in terms of quality.
2. Explain what makes PVC a health hazard.
3. Recognize market effects of PVC's durability and... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

Add the following language for the new option 2: "Building materials or products shipped by rail or water have been extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured within a 500 mile (800 kilometer) total travel distance of the project site using a weighted average determined through the following formula: (Distance by rail/3) + (... Read more

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Hello SCL, 

We’ve heard that some of you have a hankering to connect with this group outside of the Summit and the forum. On prompting by the steering committee, we’ve decided to try out quarterly SCL-only calls focused on a dedicated topic. 

The first of these calls will be Tuesday, April 13th at 4pm ET (1pm PT) and the topic... Read more

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Entegrity is advertising for two positions for Certification experts, one in Little Rock, AR and the other remote. If you know anyone looking for a change send them my way.

https://entegritypartners.com/careers/

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Product Guide

CEUs are available for reading our entire plumbing guide. Click here to learn more and take the quiz.

Graywater can be treated and used for irrigation or toilet flushing, reducing significant burdens on municipal drinking water and wastewater treatment systems.

BuildingGreen-Approved Graywater Products

BuildingGreen approves... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

In the title for the option, remove "Green Guide for Health care v2.2"

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We're now mid-way through Summer Summit season! One of the “good problem to have” challenges we’ve had at recent SDL Summits has been too many great five-minute presentations. It’s hard to find time for them all. This year, since we’ll be online anyway, we can get a jump on that by starting the five-minute presentations early in addition to... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

Edit the Intent to read as: "To support high-performance, cost-effective, equitable project outcomes through an early analysis of the interrelationships among systems."

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We are working on a Core & Shell project with a developer that we work with frequently. I'm looking for advice on best approaches to achieving the Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment credit- we haven't used TALLY and done this type of analysis before. What are some approaches to achieving this credit that others have found successful? I... Read more

Peer Network Event

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Hello everyone, Happy New Year! 

I wanted to send a quick note that we have an awesome group registered for the Sustainable Design Leaders Winter Summit 2020 and we still have a few open seats! This is taking place Jan. 29th - 31st, 2020 at The Lodge, Gulf Shores, AL with an exciting Pre-Summit Workshop happening that Wednesday. If you... Read more

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People tracking pollutants and dirt into buildings can cause indoor environmental quality (IEQ) problems, increase maintenance costs, and reduce the life of the floor. When they track rain and snow on hard surfaces, it increases the risk of personal injury due to slips and falls.

BuildingGreen-Approved Track-Off Systems

BuildingGreen... Read more

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of Passive House on Campus: Eight Exemplary Projects​!

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


Explain the primary reasons that higher-education projects are pursuing Passive House certification, including its impact on the environment and occupant health... Read more

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Show & Tell Breakout: share what’s working and what isn’t! Which tools are your favorites? Have you developed any innovative applications? Discovered new pitfalls?

Presentations:

Experiences with Sefaira Early Performance Modeling software. How I got the firm to subscribe, how it wasn't working, and how I have been working with... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

After Option 2 for the Healthcare adaptation insert the following new requirements for all projects:

All Projects

Option 3. Walkable Location (1-5 points BD+C except Healthcare, 1 point Healthcare)
Locate on a site with a Walk Score® or equivalent third-party walkability assessment for the following thresholds, as... Read more