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HPBA Control Layers – It’s in the details Tue, Sep 11, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT)

Why high-performance assemblies? And why now? Today we demand better thermal performance from our building assemblies than ever. But higher performance... Read more

Firm-wide Group

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Does anyone know if GreenTag is a legitimate Product Certification?

http://www.globalgreentag.com/

thanks

len

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Are there any metrics for % increase for building PH vs conventional?  These questions are always really hard- especially when there are none to compare to in area.

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Would anyone have an example LEED Homes v4 specification they would be willing to share?  We are working on our first LEED Homes project, a midrise low income housing development here in Houston.  We have a LEED Homes provider, but she will not provide the specifications, which seem to be quite different in requirements and submittals from our... Read more

Product Guide

Metal coatings often contain corrosion inhibitors, volatile solvents, heavy metals, and other hazardous chemicals.

BuildingGreen-Approved Metal Coatings

These metal coatings:

have VOC levels below 50 g/l do not contain chromium, cadmium, or hazardous airborne pollutants (HAPs) Balancing Performance and Low Toxicity

Protection... Read more

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Our firm was asked by a government client in Canada to update their specifications for concrete to capture low embodied carbon as a performance metric. From the SDL group's knowledge of concrete procurement:

What are the chances of systematically obtaining cement specified with 10% lower carbon intensity? What's viable in the current market... Read more

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of Pest Prevention: Steps Designers Can Take!

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


Recount the problems and challenges that various pests present to the green building industry, such as health risks to occupants and structural issues that decrease building... Read more

Team Group

Campus-wide Group

Peer Networks

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The deadline for submitting presentations is coming up. This year ASHRAE is hosting a joint conference with Simbuild. We are just about to send out an extension announcement (It is now Feb 9th) , so there is still time to get an abstract for a presentation. 

Possible ideas for topics: 

Daylight - new metrics and... Read more

Author

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Dear SD Leaders: I'm writing to make sure that you've seen a letter that has been circulating protesting the ‘pro-asbestos’ rule change the EPA is considering.  The letter is soliciting firm signatures/owners (as opposed to individuals).  I encourage you to sign and/or get your firm to sign ASAP. 

Please forward as well to any firm from... Read more

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This is a bit off the thread of sustainable design leadership, but how much design and/or leadership can you get done without an adequate amount of caffeination?

We are looking for recommendations and advice on improving the sustainability of our breakrooms, particularly on the subject of beverage (mostly coffee, but also a fair amount... Read more

Product Guide

Concrete production and transportation give this popular building material a massive environmental footprint.

BuildingGreen-Approved AAC Products

Autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) contains no portland cement, is lightweight for lower-impact shipping, and has a higher R-value. BuildingGreen approves AAC products manufactured in... Read more

Product Guide

Glazing connects occupants to the outdoors, but with so many opportunities for air leakage, poor insulation, and thermal bridging, glazing is the primary weak link in building energy performance.

BuildingGreen-Approved Glazing Systems

BuildingGreen approves glazing that offers strong energy performance properties for a variety of... Read more

Campus-wide Group

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of Are Cool Roofs Green? The Answer's Not Black and White

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


 

1. Explain why roofing choices are complicated by heating tradeoffs, climate effects, and condensation and how cool roofs are intended to reduce... Read more