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Lauren Shumaker (Turner Construction) and I are starting a group to focus on improving the submittal process, currently focused specifically on healthy & sustainable materials and the use of the mindful Materials library. The purpose of this working group would be to align project management and LEED project software (ex: Procore, CMiC,... Read more

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One week until our AdRESS conference in Houston! Nadav and I hope to see some of you there. Check out the latest announcement.

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I think there may be more than a few people interested in an article I co-authored titled Comparative whole building life cycle assessment of renovation and new construction. It is now available in the journal Building and Environment. Fortunately we have a link that gets you past the paywall that is good for 50 days. If you have... Read more

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Hello Green Gurus!

Here are the details for an upcoming Peer Networks webinar, Strategies for Streamlining Sustainable Materials.
Save the date! The registration link will be posted shortly.

Strategies for Streamlining Sustainable Materials
September 24th, 2020
2pm - 3pm ET (11am - Noon PT)

This session... Read more

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Hi All,

My team member is leaving Webcor, and unfortunately that means we have to fill her big shoes with someone new! I thought I'd reachout here and see if you know anyone of high caliber looking for a Sustainability Manager position? Someone with LEED PM experience preferred, and a bit more technical background with MEP/ZNE ideally... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

In first line of the paragraph insert a comma after "particulates" and in the second line remove the period after "pollutants" so the text becomes "...hazardous particulates, biological contaminants and chemical pollutants that degrade..."

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Hi all,

We are hiring for a Sustainability manager position in Northern California. Webcor is a GC firm, headquartered in SF with offices in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose.

This is a flagship opportunity to align with a large tech clients innovative sustainability goal in downtown San Jose, and act as the sustainability... Read more

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As with window and glazing products, the energy performance of skylights and roof windows varies greatly among different products and should be carefully considered.

BuildingGreen-Approved Skylights

BuildingGreen approves products that feature advanced thermally broken frames that dramatically reduce thermal bridging and improve... Read more


Welcome to the quiz portion of Video: Insights to Success on LEED-CI Certification.

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


1. Identify key changes to LEED CI 2009 (ID+C).
2. Identify the circumstances of a LEED-CI project that challenge the abilityto certify.
3.... Read more


Welcome to the quiz portion of Boost Happiness and Save Energy with Adaptive Thermal Comfort!

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

Define “adaptive thermal comfort” and explain how it can contribute to occupant health and satisfaction.

Compare the adaptive comfort model... Read more

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Show & Tell Breakout. Presentations:

Lessons learned from our Hopeworks Affordable Housing Project seeking LBC Petal Certification Optimize Solar Plugload and Power over Ethernet.

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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 profile with a picture and bio. 

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

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Greetings Gurus, following the AIA COTE Design for Economy concept, does anyone have a resource for a list of building efficiency ratio "targets" by space type? I've always struggled with this initiative. 

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Is your firm ready to raise its level of sustainability expertise? BuildingGreen offers resources that the whole firm can take advantage of. Plug your colleagues into, the go-to website for sustainable design and architecture. We provide:

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We have an increasing number of projects, where the client is coming to us with "net zero" aspirations and plans, some of which don't fit the typical all-electric, grid-tied building that produces 100%+ of its annual energy use on-site.  There include examples like:

1) A (targetd) living building that maximizes on-site production, with... Read more