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Seems to be a trend! We're looking to fill a Sustainability Specialist position at Perkins Eastman: 

http://perkinseastman.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=89745...

Please let me know if you have any potential candidates who might be a good fit! 

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Typically made from petrochemicals, carpet and its adhesives can offgas and it is a challenge to recycle, increasing the chances of it being incinerated or disposed of in a landfill. And broadloom carpet can difficult to repair if damaged.

BuildingGreen approves modular carpet that demonstrate... Read more

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Hi SD Leaders: As you may know, The National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) is currently drafting their proposed 2020 Conditions for Architectural Accreditation.  AIA COTE has prepared a response and believe it is critical that the NAAB accreditation process address the role of the architect in climate action and the projected impacts... Read more

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Paint colorants can add VOCs to low- and zero-VOC paint, particularly when darker tints are used.

BuildingGreen Insights on Colorants

BuildingGreen prefers paints that use zero-VOC colorants. In some cases, manufacturers may offer zero-VOC colorants but cannot guarantee their use when mixed at a local distributor. Also, some zero... Read more

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Welcome to the quiz portion of Net-Zero Water and More: Moving Beyond “Low Flow”

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


 

1. Define net-zero water.
2. Describe the role of utilities in water efficiency solutions.
3. Explain the water-energy nexus and the water-... Read more

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Hi Everyone!

I'm Emily, GCI General Contractor's Sustainability Manager in San Francisco. Nice to meet you all.

I started with the company in 2013 and since then we've doubled in employees. I have been handling sustainability solo, until about 8 months ago, when we hired Alejandra Arce Gomez full-time to help manage the... Read more

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Sustainable Construction Leaders Application for Peer Network Membership

The Sustainable Construction Leaders peer network brings together the most committed sustainability directors from leading construction companies throughout North America. We invite you to apply for membership.

We look for... Read more

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Currently, the BIT User site is fully accessible without having to log in (unless you want to edit or add content, of course). The time has come, however, to start restricting access only to logged-in users.

Which sections will be freely visible, and which will be visible only to registered users? Here's what I recall from our earlier... Read more

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I'm loving the winning projects this year--congratulations to everyone who participated in making them so great! 

(In case you missed the announcement, here's our slideshow on BuildingGreen, and here are the winners with all the details on AIA.org)

Nadav

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Rotary Uninterruptible Power Units

Power interruptions and brief changes in voltage can damage electrical equipment, compromise computer data, shut down manufacturing, and endanger hospital patients. In the case of power outages, generators usually take over, but about 98% of all interruptions last less than ten seconds, and there is a... Read more

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Welcome to the quiz portion of Better Choices in Low-Slope Roofing.

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


 

1. Explain life-cycle impacts, health and environmental hazards, and durability of low-slope roofing options.
2. Classify situations for which reflective roofing... Read more

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Welcome to the quiz portion of Downscaled Climate Data: Where to Get It and How to Use It.

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


1.  Define “downscaled climate data” and understand where to find it and how to apply it in modeling to achieve greater environmental sustainability and... Read more

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Does anyone know of studies that measure for any correlation between the prevalence of collaborative people in leadership positions with financial (or other) success for firms/organizations?

There have been well-publicized studies on how companies with women in leadership positions, and companies with more diversity, do better. (... Read more

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Hi folks,

In case you know someone who might be right for this Seattle-area gig:

The position is a Senior Program Manager with CBRE on the Microsoft account working with Katie Ross, MS Sustainability Program Manager, to deliver their sustainability program to their real estate globally. 

Here is the posting: https://cbre.... Read more