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Hi All,

I want to share this report, released today, that I and some other folks on Green Gurus have been working on.  The report dispels the myth that Zero Energy Buildings cost more (specifically in Massachusetts) and it goes further, making the case that Zero Energy Buildings are actually great investments.  Take a look, tell us what... Read more

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Hi SDLers! I hope early fall is finding you well.

There is a current opportunity to make a difference in the campaign to reduce use of toxic flame retardants.

Arlene Blum and the Green Science Policy Institute, whom many of you know, are currently organizing a campaign of support for the CA State Fire Marshal's proposal to allow... Read more

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We are attempting to use Tally on a couple projects and are wondering how others are using the tool in their design process. If any experienced users out there would be willing to have a brief phone conversation I would appreciate it. Thanks

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Welcome to the quiz portion of What You Need to Know About Concrete and Green Building.

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1. Recognize concrete's environmental footprint and how to reduce the quantity of concrete used in buildings.
2. List the advantages and... Read more

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Welcome to the quiz portion of VOCs: Still Here, Still Making Us Sick!

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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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It is with the greatest pleasure that I announce to this esteemed group the recognition of our very own and much-loved leader Nadav Malin as an Honorary AIA member. AIA COTE had the honor to serve as Nadav's sponsor and we are pleased and delighted with this outcome (but not surprised of course.) For the record, "The AIA recognizes the notable... Read more

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I would be interested to hear which parties in our group have participated in the CDP Program and how you are reporting your efforts.  I have talked to several contractors that just submit the data for their offices. I always feel like it is asking about our operations including the jobsites, and wonder how you get there.  I am very much... Read more

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Welcome to the quiz portion of Choosing Insulation: Health and Environmental Considerations – Unit 1.

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1. Discuss how insulation works.
2. Summarize how insulation performance is measured and reported.
3. Recount the wide... Read more

Spotlight Report

In this 15-page PDF report, we explore five solid reasons to be optimistic about the future of solar power, including continued impressive growth, an overall positive environmental footprint, increased energy independence, and technological advancements. 

The primary benefit from PV systems is the ability to offset the use of fossil... 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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He just posted the following on the Building Performance Knowledge Community forum:

Does anyone have a recommendation for software that is easy to use and relatively inexpensive for doing energy performance analysis at the schematic design (or before) phase?  We are looking for a tool that gives good quantitative comparisons for... Read more

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