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We are looking into organics collection service in our corporate office in NYC. Is anyone else in this group composting at their corporate offices? I'm hoping to build a business case, so I'd like to highlight other firms in this group who are actively managing this process.

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Welcome to the quiz portion of Dream Materials: What Do You Really Want to Build With?

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


 

1. Differentiate the tools that encourage accountable design.
2. Identify materials that are hazardous and list certifications that optimize for... 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.

BuildingGreen-approved

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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Hello All - It is so wonderful to virtually meet everyone and read through introductions. I'm a believer that positive change starts with groups of passionate and like-minded people organizing, and I think this group has the potential to push our industry forward, as well as offer a place for support and knowledge sharing.

I am Director... Read more

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We are looking into different building skin materials from including GFRC and FRP (amongst others) as alternatives to precast. I remember years ago (when I was at LAS) we had retrofitted a Federal Courthouse with FRP for blast resistance. I kind of remember that at the time it had some pretty high offgassing concerns. I haven't been able to... Read more

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Congratulations to Mara Baum (HOK) and Alison Kwok (U of Oregon), FAIA! 

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Dear SDLers,

I wanted to share that Canadian Architectural Professionals declared a Climate and Biodiversity Emergency and Committed to Urgent and Sustained Action. The declaration was launched last Friday as part of a week of events surrounding the UN Climate Action Summit in New York. Like others around the world, the week of global... Read more

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Textiles can have a large footprint due to fossil-fuel extraction, harmful agricultural practices, and toxic processing chemicals.

BuildingGreen-Approved Fabrics

BuildingGreen favors textiles made using fibers and manufacturing processes that have low environmental impact. We include PVC alternatives, high-recycled-content fibers, and... Read more

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Campus-wide Group

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Welcome to the quiz portion of Whole-Building Life-Cycle Assessment: Taking the Measure of a Green Building.

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


 

1. Define key concepts of whole-building LCA.
2. Recognize the inherent flaws, and potential gains, of whole-building LCA... Read more

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Avoiding Toxic Chemicals in Commercial Building Projects

If you are interested in sharing this report within your organization and adding a copy to your library, please purchase the site-license report

Can furniture be hazardous? You bet it can…

From flame retardants in foam cushions to unnecessary stain and dirt repellents on... Read more

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Who else missed Building Green’s annual April Fool’s issue?