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Have any of you relied on Green Badger for LEED documentation on projects?

I am familiar with the tool and know Tommy from my time in Atlanta, but have not used it on a construction project.

Have you found value? Thoughts?

Either way, they publish a pretty nifty "LEED v4 Construction Tool Kit" that may be useful for your... Read more

Product Guide

An induction range capable of replacing a standard gas range offers the potential of significantly reducing the energy required for ventilation in a commercial kitchen and improves IAQ at home.

BuildingGreen-Approved Ranges

We look for commercial-scale as well as residential induction cooktops and ranges designed to reduce indoor... Read more

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Welcome to the quiz portion of Know Thy Client: 9 Un-Green Strategies for Delivering Better Buildings

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


 

1. Focus on a client’s values to drive sustainability solutions.
2. Define the quality of the work being delivered to underscore... Read more

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Hope you can join the Small Firm Sustainable Design Leaders CALL this Thursday, 12/12 @ 1pm Eastern. 

                Join Zoom Meeting
                https://zoom.us/j/629388002

AGENDA

Nadav will lead a conversation about the new(ish) sustainability clauses in AIA’s Code of Ethics

1. Do you think that they are... Read more

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The 2019 Summer SDL Summit has reached full capacity.

 

For questions and/or to be added to the Summer Summit waiting list, please email Jerelyn Wilson directly.

2019 Summer SDL Summit
Islandwood, Bainbridge Island, WA
July 31st- August 2nd, 2019

Product Guide

Some trim is made with virgin plastic or unsustainably harvested wood; it can also emit formaldehyde.

BuildingGreen-Approved Products

BuildingGreen approves products that:

have no PVC are made with recycled plastic come from waste wood or rapidly renewable sources meet CARB Phase 2 formaldehyde emissions standards Health and... Read more

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Welcome to the quiz portion of Video: Energy Reporting in LEED with MPR6.

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


 

1. Define the role of MPRs in achieving LEED certification
2. Describe MPR6 and the pathways for achievement
3. Answer MPR6 Frequently Asked Questions... Read more

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I'm the Director of Sustainability at Columbia Construction.  We're headquartered in the Boston area and primarily work in the Northeast.  Along with the typical challenges of projects and evolving rating systems, I'm looking forward to learning and sharing strategies for corporate sustainability progress.

This past year I'm proud to... Read more

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Hi,

I imagine you've already considered this, but I wanted to mention it before you cross the point of no return...

The name "BIT Building" has the potential to be misunderstood out of context because it sounds like it has something to do with Bitcoin.  I don't think this is a huge problem, but you may want to evaluate the risk... Read more

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We talked about products in Eastern region and Western region groups. 

Guiding questions:

Better Product Choices On Every Project: How To Get There?

How do firms organize and communicate information on materials? Is it office wide or on select projects?

What do designers and project managers need to know? How to... Read more

Product Guide

Good HVAC instrumentation and control systems improve occupant comfort, save energy, and help prolong the lifespan of the equipment.

BuildingGreen-approved

Products approved by BuildingGreen include occupancy sensors, programmable thermostats, digital controllers, wireless systems, and other equipment that help monitor and... Read more

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Hi everyone, on our SDL Regional Leaders call today we touched on how different offices are engaging with the Youth Climate Strike on Sept 20, and I offered to share a few resources that we've developed:  

1) Here is our public-facing official statement/endorsement: https://www.vmdo.com/architecture-blog/vmdo-youth-climate-strike/?fbclid... Read more

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of How To Run a Great Workshop: 37 Tips and Ideas.

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


1. Explain how the right mindset contributes to a successful design workshop.
2. Schedule a design workshop, set its agenda, and balance the skills of its... Read more

Team Group

Firm-wide Group

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I'm happy to let you know that Barbra Batshalom has joined the Green Gurus forum!

Many of you already know her from her Sustainable Performance Institute work, and from the great workshop she and her husband Moshe Cohen led before our Boston Summit, but she is also serving a consulting SD Leader for several firms. I'll let her say more... Read more