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The Sustainable Design Leaders group has had awesome, inspiring Summits for ten years now—and there is so much more we can do can to make it a thriving, essential year-round community. To do that we have to extend the trusted “safe space” of the Summits into our online conversations.

And other groups are just getting started on a... Read more

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Hi Advising Leaders!

Lets get this forum going by introducing ourselves (yes, I know we mostly know each other, but just to be sure). And sharing what's most exciting and/or bugging us these days. Oh, and if you haven't already, please fill out your BG.com profile with a picture and bio. 

I'll start. I'm Nadav, president at... Read more

Product Guide

Solvents and other hazardous ingredients contained in flooring adhesives can pose a significant health risk and compromise indoor air quality.

BuildingGreen-Approved Flooring Adhesives

BuildingGreen approves flooring adhesives that

exceed South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) 1168 VOC content limits and also meet... Read more

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Hi folks,

We're kicking off a new way for us to collaborate as a network: monthly web-based conference calls. The first one will be on Friday, Nov 15 at 1:00 eastern time. The topic will be "Sustainability and the Small Firm: Practices in Transition" -- which is the name of the proposal James has submitted (and gotten first-round... Read more

Product Guide

Tumble-dry electric-resistance clothes dryers use a significant amount of energy and pull conditioned air from the living space, compounding the energy waste.

BuildingGreen-Approved Clothes Dryers

BuildingGreen lists clothes dryers that use heat pump technology, with a preference for those that are not vented to the outdoors.... Read more

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Welcome to the quiz portion of Building as an Organism: Understanding the Integrative Process Credit in LEED v4 Projects (recorded webcast)

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


1. Explain why integrative design is the key to cost-effective, high performance green buildings and LEED... 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 sector’s equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) problem; the negative implications for the industry; and some things individuals and firms... Read more

Firm-wide Group

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https://www.architects.org/awards/sustainable-design-0

All,

My BSA Co-chair, Steven Burke, and I want to make you all aware of the BSA Sustainable Design Awards coming up soon. Please see the above link for qualifications and registration information. This is an award which is attempting to work towards the same stringency, rigor... Read more

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If you haven't already, please post a brief introduction to the group with your firm, the roles you play especially as they focus on sustainability, a bit about your background and anything you are particularly passionate about. Thanks! 

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We have started a folder on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in this forum. When you upload a file to share (which you can ONLY do in the web browser, not directly through email), you get an option to choose a folder. If you have an EDI-related document to share, choose "Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion" as your folder. I'm saving the first... Read more

Product Guide

Engineered timber products can provide a significant environmental advantage over solid wood and other building materials but may emit formaldehyde or come from non-sustainable sources. 

BuildingGreen-Approved Engineered Wood

Products approved by BuildingGreen:

contain no-added-formaldehyde resins OR are available with FSC-... Read more

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Hello,

We're trying to budget Fitwel Certification consulting fees for a non-profit client for whom we're designing an early childcare center in Louisville, KY. It would be for a single tenant new building Fitwel certification and include a Fitwel introduction workshop, working with design team, and coordinating/submitting documentation... Read more

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of Making Your Own Electricity: Onsite Photovoltaic Systems.

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


 

1. Explain the difference between crystalline and thin-film photovoltaic technologies, and the uses of each.
2. Describe the ways in which PV... Read more

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of Driving to Green Buildings: The Transportation Energy Intensity of Buildings​​!

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


Define “transportation energy intensity” as it relates to buildings and understand its impacts on the environment, human health, and... Read more

Team Group

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Hi SD Leaders,

As you may be aware, this past April a group of manufacturers calling themselves the Living Product 50 responded to the letters that many of us sent about five years ago advocating for transparency in their product ingredients.  A copy of that letter can be reviewed about midway through the page at this link:  https://... Read more

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Hi! We're putting together a pre-summit survey to collect input from everyone who's signed up for the Summit; we'll use that to prep the agenda for our get-together July 9-10.

Based on our last few phone calls, here's a list of topics on our radar. If there are others you'd like to see added to the survey, or if you have more thoughts... Read more