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For more than 30 years, Alex Wilson has been the most trusted voice on energy efficiency and environmentally responsible design and construction. Since launching Environmental Building News (EBN) in 1992, he’s built a reputation, resources, and staff to provide the foundation for BuildingGreen, a consulting and information company... Read more

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Welcome to the quiz portion of Designing for Future Weather (recorded webcast)

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


 

1. Understand the science of climate-change predictions.
2. Stay abreast of changing climate models.
3. Learn how to make use of future weather... Read more

Spotlight Report

People from marginalized communities are shockingly underrepresented in the U.S. building industry. It’s past time to change that.

In this report, we look at the depth and breadth of the building... Read more

Product Guide

Choose a photovoltaic (PV) system to fit your energy needs, budget, and the space you have for installing the modules.

BuildingGreen-Approved PV

BuildingGreen approves PV modules that have high warranted minimum power ratings and high PTC (PVUsa test conditions).

Building-integrated PV (BIPV) products approved by... Read more

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Guiding questions:

There are so many topics under 'Sustainability' - what do we focus on? How do SD Leaders allocate their time? What technologies, resources and staff do we utilize to meet our goals? How do we infiltrate the office and make more people want to be a part of what we do? There are so many topics under 'Sustainability' - what... Read more

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Last updated May 25, 2018 What this policy covers

BuildingGreen, Inc. values your privacy. This notice describes what information we collect and how we use it.

To Users Resident in the European Economic Area:  This Privacy Policy will govern use of your personal information if you choose to use any of the... Read more

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Have any of you heard of anyone ever using phase change material (PCM) "movable partitions" as a resiliency strategy to mitigate indoor overheating during a heat wave in passive buildings? You'd keep them stored in a basement or cool room, and deploy them into habitable spaces during the heat wave to keep the space cooler than the exterior... Read more

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Hello all, there has been a fair amount of discussion about the emerging Cove Tool for early stage energy modelling and parametric optimization at our firm. I am very curious if any of you are using this software, and if so, what are your thoughts about it? 

https://www.covetool.com/

Thanks,

Esteban Matheus

Product Guide

Fluid-applied roofing materials can be added to an existing roof to extend its life and provide reflective characteristics.

BuildingGreen-Approved Roofing

Products listed by BuildingGreen have VOC levels below 50 g/l and reflective surfaces to reduce heat gain.

Energy Star requires initial reflectance of 0.65 for low... Read more

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Hello all,

Does anybody know of a substitute for Ecotect's solar tool? I use it to very quickly test shade options and I love how I can easily test horizontal and vertical elements, tilting and rotating them. I can have a window with the façade on one side and the sun path with the shadow mask on the other side. It is easy to use and... Read more

Campus-wide Group

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of Design for Adaptation: Living in a Climate-Changing World.

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

 

1. Identify the major known causes of climate change
2. Describe the range and reliability of predicted temperature changes.
3. List... Read more

Firm-wide Group

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Just an FYI that BG's web team is planning on attending your meeting at 1:00 EDT. We will need information on how to join since the info in the invite didn't work last time.

See you all then.

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For those who are visiting Chicago, Kira Gould has asked me to spread the word about a casual AIA COTE meet-up. Stop by, meet friends and have a beer.

If you will be in Chicago on November 15, please consider joining a casual meet-up of COTE leaders/members/friends (no fee to join; it's pay-your-own-way at the pub):  

AIA COTE... Read more

Product Guide

The environmental impact of tile depends on whether it is ceramic, brick, glass, biobased, or another material.

BuildingGreen-Approved Products

BuildingGreen approves epoxy-free tile that is:

certified to ANSI A138.1 Green Squared certified Silver level or higher under Cradle-to-Cradle (full certification, not just Material Health)... Read more

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Small Firm Sustainable Design Leaders –

I find it hard to believe calls for session proposals are already out for next year’s AIA Conference on Architecture.  I feel like I just got back!

At my firm, we try to have all principals and associates to submit a proposal each year.  I had a couple of take-aways from this year’s... Read more

Product Guide

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

Constructed wetlands and other natural filtration systems close the nutrient and water loop, permitting safe and sustainable wastewater treatment and reuse right on the site.

BuildingGreen-Approved Systems

We look for... Read more