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I wanted to post a reminder for you all that the Sustainable Design Leaders Summit will be kicking off with a Pre-Summit workshop in Seattle July 31st, 9am - 3pm. If you are interested in joining your peers for this workshop, please see the registration link below. Also, if you know someone in the Seattle area that would be good to have in the... Read more

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Hello small firm Sustainable Design Leaders!

We are cancelling our call next week that had been scheduled for 2/13 @ 1pm. That same day, Thursday, BuildingGreen is hosting an all Peer Networks WEBINAR. Please consider participating with the sustainability leaders from all peer networks: Design Leaders, Construction Leaders, MEP Leaders... Read more

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Welcome to the quiz portion of Video: Eight Steps to Success with LEED-EBOM.

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


 

1. Describe the first steps project teams should take when considering LEED-Existing Buildings: O+M.
2. Understand the steps and timeline ofthe LEED-... Read more

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of Changing Building Design Priorities for a Changing Electrical Grid!

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


Define a “Highly Variable Renewable Energy” generation asset, or VRE, and understand how VREs can most effectively contribute to the... Read more

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Peer Networks

Overview

The Sustainable MEP Leaders peer network brings together the best and most committed sustainability directors from leading MEP design firms in North America. We invite you to join us!

Benefits Private online forum: The perfect setting to ask questions and get advice from peers on issues that affect your work. You’ll also get access... Read more

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WELL & Fitwel and beyond.

Guiding Questions:

Is this a luxury item? What experiences are people having with these? How do we utilize Health & Wellness based strategies/thresholds in our design approach without going for a certification? How does this apply to our work? Which program has been more broadly adopted? and why? I... Read more

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I am wanting to take the pulse of this group on behalf of a manufacturer who has asked us a similar question.

The company in question makes wood products and has had FSC CoC for over a decade. Recently, they are encountering issues with sourcing FSC for about 50% of the wood species they offer. There just aren't FSC sources available.... Read more

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Hi folks,

We will be having a call for the Sustainable MEP Leaders group on Monday, April 8 at 3pm Eastern time. Hope you can join us! We'll be talking about our first in-person Summit, as well as diving into discussion about some top-of-mind topics related to being a sustainability point person within an MEP commercial practice. Here’s... Read more

Product Guide

Stand-alone dehumidification (DEH) equipment removes moisture from indoor air without concomitant dedicated space heating or cooling.

BuildingGreen-Approved Dehumidifiers

Products approved by BuildingGreen include:

refrigerant dehumidification products that exceed the U.S. EPA’s Energy Star standards by 10% or more as... Read more

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Hi folks,

You may have seen this posted to the Green Gurus forum. Paula got some good responses from architects and engineers, but not so much from GCs so she asked me to follow up and post it here. Please reach out to her if you're willing to be included in these articles/reports. Thanks!

Hi! I’m working on two reports about... Read more

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Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of LEED v4 Tips from Early Adopters: Earn High Ratings Without Added Costs.

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


 

1. Explain how the Integrative Process credit rewards good design but is tricky for taxpayer-funded projects.
2. Describe how... Read more

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Firm-wide Group

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Five types of green buildings explained. Check out this great infographic by the Pembina Institute: What do net-zero and zero-carbon buildings mean for energy use and climate pollution?

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We've got a great private (BG Communities/SD Leaders) webinar lined up for December. Register now to get it on your calendar. And let us know if you have suggestions or requests for future webinar topics!

Register here

Topic: Organizing Sustainability: knowledge management as the key to high performance

Description: Corey... Read more