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The results from the "CogFx" study are compelling, showing that people in environments with low VOCs and low ambient CO2 levels score higher on tests of cognitive function.  Specifically, they show that providing 40cfm of outdoor air per (actual live) occupant results in significantly higher scores than even the "Enhanced Ventilation" scheme... Read more

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After reviewing BP language today with internal staff, we realized we'll need to add a glossary to explain industry jargon and technical terms that might not be widely used. I'd like to consolidate those terms onto one web page, a glossary. This probably should be on the list with the best practices, and it will need its own page. Thanks!

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The AIA just announced the 2019 Young Architect Award Winners and our own Julie Hiromoto is one of the recipients.  Just wanted to say "CONGRATS JULIE!"  Well done!

https://www.aia.org/resources/6099220-2019-aia-awards---young-architects?utm_source=RealMagnet&utm_medium=email&utm_term=30134332--a3911d92-2589-4799-aed4-... Read more

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Hello everyone,

Here's a reminder that our next monthly call will be taking place next Tuesday, September 10th at 2:00pm EST.

Please feel free to join us!

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There is a ton of stuff being posted about this, so this is definitely an area where it's nice to have had someone going through it and selecting the best. Thanks for doing that, Jen!

- These tips from 350.org have a great focus on connecting people and using different techniques. Their sample retreat shows how some of it might look in... Read more

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

Water heating is typically the fourth largest energy expenditure in commercial buildings (behind lighting, heating, and cooling).

BuildingGreen-Approved Water Heaters

The most efficient fuel-fired water heaters include... Read more

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Welcome to the quiz portion of Doing Daylighting Right.

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Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:


 

1. Explain occupants' needs and habits when it comes to daylighting.
2. Recognize at least three recent mistakes in daylighting design and their respective alternatives going... Read more

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Welcome to the quiz portion of Finding Products for LEED v4 and v4.1!

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Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:


Explain the connection between building products and the whole-building life-cycle assessment credit option in LEED BD+C v4 and v4.1, and understand how this connection can... Read more

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Many of you have heard me speak of our foundations effort to host a conference in Houston this November that is focusing on the social and economic side of community resilience preparedness. While we purposely are emphasizing these topic areas, we do see the importance of these conversations being witnessed by the design and planning community... Read more

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Hi folks,

As you may know, this network is part of a family of Sustainability Leader Peer Networks that BuildingGreen hosts. They each have their own private forum, and there is also a shared cross-network forum called "Green Gurus." 

Those of you have already paid in to be part of this network moving forward have automatically... Read more

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Here are some EDI resources from our internal discussions about EDI. Please don't share them with any identifying information outside this group as they do not reflect our official policies, yet. The Social Justice Research Presentation shows some of the research we have done into Just., B Corps, Benefit Corporations and Global Reporting... Read more

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Boilers heat water in hydronic heating systems, where it is distributed through baseboard radiators (convectors), panel radiators, or radiant-floor tubing.

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Approved products include the highest-efficiency residential and small commercial gas- or oil-fired boilers and products (with less than 300,000 Btu/... Read more

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Team,

https://www.buildingservicesengineersdeclare.com/

See link above, a group of UK building services (MEP) engineers (like us) signed on above, committed to do life cycle carbon (including embodied MEP) in their work.

Are we behind?  Should we match them?  leap frog ahead of them?

Best,

Luke Leung

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Welcome to the quiz portion of Climate Change: Building Industry, You’ve Got This!

Important: This quiz covers all related articles within this topic. Scroll to the bottom of the article page to find links to all the articles covered by this quiz.

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