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Good Morning;

I wanted to share a resource that everybody might not be aware of - HomeFree by the Healthy Building Network which can be found here:  https://homefree.healthybuilding.net/products

Most of us know that HBN exists, but i think many folks just think HBN = Pharos, which is an extensive database behind a paywall that can... Read more

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List of past orders Ability to download an invoice from past orders

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The AIA conference is coming up soon as well.  It is scheduled for June 19-23 in NYC. I have heard about a lot of great sessions and I am thinking it would be helpful if we could collect info here.  Please respond to this message with info about your session and I will compile all of this into a handy reference document.  I will start with my... Read more

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Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Show and Tell at Greenbuild! Here are slides from the presentations:

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Welcome to the quiz portion of Making Windows Work Better.

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


 

1. Understand when window attachments may be used in lieu of window replacements.
2. Summarize why optimal management of heat loss and gain may require both interior and... Read more

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Welcome to the quiz portion of "The Potential of Prefab: How Modular Construction Can Be Green"!

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


Define modular construction, including “volumetric” and “non-volumetric” modular building systems. Identify 13 advantages modular construction has for... Read more

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Hi All -

I am looking for recommendations for a car charging station for a Catholic convent project we are working on. At this time, the client has requested either 2 charging stations or one station that can charge 2 vehicles. I've been researching chargers and am thinking that it does make sense to specify a commercial-grade charging... Read more

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Hello, what acceptable levels of air quality are you using to evaluate natural ventilation strategies for your projects?  In our Living Building we only open windows when PM10, PM2.5, etc. are within LBC and WELL limits.  In a seasonally smoggy urban environment, this limits how often we can utilize natural ventilation even if the outside... Read more

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Short notice – apologies in advance.

Please review the new Guide following the instructions on the first page of the attached draft and using the attached spreadsheet. Comments will be accepted until February 16th at noon EST

Use the Excel spreadsheet to compile your comments if you have any, and return them to me by Feb 15th COB... Read more

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What sorts of boilerplate and legalese will we need on the BIT User site? For example:

Privacy policy Terms & conditions Disclaimer

I'm not saying you need any or all of those, but I'm just giving a heads-up in case you need to check with your legal advisor.

I can link to those documents from the site footer.

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Welcome to the quiz portion of Deep Material Vetting (That Won't Chew Through Your Design Budget).

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


 

1. Align product vetting with goals that aim to mitigate occupant exposure and environmental toxicity.
2. Foster partnerships with... Read more

Spotlight Report

Mass timber is lauded for being “climate smart”—meaning it helps mitigate climate change—because it stores carbon from the atmosphere instead of emitting carbon.
But is this true?

Some researchers are starting to suggest that we look deeper. They say that the traditional way of tracking the greenhouse gas emissions of wood products... Read more

Product Guide

Stone, wood, composites, and other solid surface materials all have different environmental and health impacts. Select the surface that meets the design objectives, meets health and environmental criteria, and has the greatest durability. Hard natural stone, such as slate from certified, sustainably managed quarries and processors, offers the... Read more

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Sustainability Leaders
Peer Networks Peer networks that allow knowledge sharing and collaboration between sustainability professionals

The seed for these Peer Networks was planted more than 10 years ago, when a group of sustainability directors first came together to discuss their common struggles and goals. This network of... Read more

Product Guide

CEUs are available for reading our entire plumbing guide. Click here to learn more and take the quiz.

Rainwater capture is increasingly important as shortages put pressure on our water systems.

BuildingGreen-Approved Rainwater Harvesting

We approve a wide range of rainwater catchment and storage systems and components,... Read more

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