BuildingGreen Report

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Replace TABLE 1 header with: TABLE 1. Minimum composite sound transmission class ratings for adjacent spaces

Team Group

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Insert the word \'sealers\' after the word \'primers\' so it reads \'...primers, sealers, and shellacs....\'

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Under the Schools Only section, add Option 1, Table 1a and Table 1b from the requirements for NC, CS, Retail, and Hospitality. After the Option 1 heading, add "Path 1. Surrounding Density."

After the paragraph beginning "Physical education spaces..." add the following language for Path 2:

Path 2. Connected Site
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I selected a new background photo for the home page (the previous one was the same as on I found the photo here:

I needed to find something low-contrast that wouldn't compete with the text. I initially tried some of the stock photos... Read more

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Hi folks, 

For those who have already been involved, this is a friendly reminder that our next Sustainable MEP Leaders call is Monday the 29th at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. Here is the Zoom link to join, and here is the agenda for the call.

We have also had a couple of new people join the network – welcome to Cindy Cogil and Sergio... Read more

Product Guide

Wallcoverings get all the attention, but it’s often their adhesives that contribute to indoor air quality problems.

BuildingGreen-Approved Adhesives

BuildingGreen approves adhesives that meet zero-VOC content limits.

We prefer wallcovering adhesives that meet CDPH Standard Method v1.1 or other, more stringent, emissions protocols... Read more

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Hi folks,

USGBC has commissioned this survey of the building industry about Federal tax incentives for building efficiency. They will be sharing results with congressional staff, so this might be a good opportunity to give them feedback from the field!

And it's just 10 minutes.

And, after you do the survey if you want to... Read more

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Hey, all. Confirming the forum index on the front side of the pay wall will be searchable. Thanks.

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Hi Leaders,

We've pulled together some highlights from each of the three half-day cross-network workshops that happened in October. This report captures the gist of each workshop:

Net Zero What? Transitioning our Metrics from Energy to Carbon Getting Better Materials Into Projects Beyond the Property Line: Bringing Clean, Resilient... Read more

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Hi All,
We have a date and time for the next SCL Carbon Working Group Meeting, "see" you there:

Topic: SCL Carbon Working Group Mtg #2
Time: Mar 31, 2020 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 595 221 970

Dial in info:
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Does anyone know of reports/studies of financial benefits from the developer perspective on Passive House multifamily projects? Specifically looking for market rate (not affordable) housing examples where there is a direct market advantage (higher rents) for PH buildings. 

Peer Network Event

Peer Networks


Announcing Sustainability Leaders Week: 2021 Summit-Palooza

Join us for a week of networking, sharing, and problem-solving! During the week of February 22–26, 2021 you can connect with sustainability leaders within your discipline as well as across the Peer Networks. We’ll create a space for you to offer support, exchange ideas and... Read more

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In the first line of the second paragraph, remove second comma after "projects" so the text becomes "For mixed-use projects, no more than..."

Campus-wide Group

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Hello Community, 

For those of you who will be in San Diego shortly for Greenbuild, and want to come together to honor Lance, please see the details at :

We will meet up outside at 5pm on the 22nd. Details in the evite. 

Please share with anyone outside of this list who was a... Read more

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In the second line of the fourth bulleted item, remove the superscript "2" after "equipment"