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Hello Sustainable MEP Leaders!

BuildingGreen is already hard at work planning next year's MEP Summit. We are looking at venues in Denver, CO and dates in late May or early June.

In order to book a venue, we need to nail down dates soon. Please fill out this Doodle poll to let us know which of these would work for you. All of the... Read more

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Not to distract from Tanya's post, but we too have a new opening for a Sustainability Specialist in our Dallas office. If you know anyone...https://careers-pagethink.icims.com/jobs/1254/sustainability-specialist/job

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CEUs are available for reading all the building-envelope product guides and primer. Click here to learn more and take the quiz.

Wall assemblies are made up of a number of different materials and systems, and installing each of them requires considerable time and labor and can introduce errors that compromise the building’s weather... Read more

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Great meeting everyone and very excited to work with you all.  Reminder about Tuesday night's homework assignment to support Sachin's efforts to upgrade the quality of our AE pipeline:  tell us why you got into this business.

While I was an undergraduate engineering physics major*, I had a partime job at a farm implement manufacturing... Read more

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Caseworks can be made from unsustainable wood and other materials, and with adhesives and finishes that offgas formaldehyde and other hazardous compounds.

BuildingGreen-Approved Casework

Approved caseworks are:

made from FSC-certified wood or rapidly renewable materials verified as low emitting using CDPH Standard Method or a... Read more

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Welcome to the quiz portion of Go with the Flows: The Promise and Peril of Hygrothermal Modeling

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


 

1. Describe the true role of hygrothermal modeling in design.
2. Name four instances in which to consider using hygrothermal modeling... Read more

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Jerelyn Wilson’s work with BuildingGreen started in 1985 as an owner and member of the Board of Directors. Since then, her evolving roles have included HR Director, Outreach Director, and currently CEO. She is responsible for working with mid-sized to large architecture firms to implement sustainability education, as well as professional... Read more

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RoseAnn’s role at BuildingGreen includes managing Peer Networks projects and planning events, including annual Peer Network Summits. 

Prior to BuildingGreen, RoseAnn worked in the nonprofit sector in customer-service based roles, such as her AmeriCorps position at Windham & Windsor Housing Trust. This service-based position... Read more

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Both Z Smith and Lois Vitt Sale have been notified that they have been elected to the College of Fellows of the AIA, class of 2018.

Please join me in congratulating Z and Lois, and post here if you know of others who can now carry the FAIA label.

Well done guys!

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Thank you for your interest in the Sustainability Leaders Peer Networks hosted by BuildingGreen. We have received your application.

A BuildingGreen team member will be in touch with you soon via email to discuss next steps in the application process.

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All--

Metropolis magazine asked me to write a long piece about the current state of post-occupancy studies. I'm wrestling with whether to do it and how to approach it, but it would be helpful to hear your thoughts on the following--

--importance of the topic

--typical and atypical approaches and criteria

--examples... Read more

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Metal roofs can also provide high solar reflectance, minimizing a building’s contribution to the urban heat island effect. 

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Materials and finishes recognized by Energy Star maintain solar reflectance levels after three years of use of 50% for low-slope and 15% for steep-slope. Some unpainted metals and many... Read more

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Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of Solar Thermal Hot Water, Heating, and Cooling.

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


 

1. Explain active and passive; direct and indirect; and low-, medium-, and high-temperature solar thermal systems.
2. Distinguish between the three most... Read more

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This summit was pre-approved for  6 GBCI CE hours.

Please complete the survey question to confirm... Read more

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SmithGroup is hosting Metropolis Magazine for a “Think Tank Event on Waterfront Redevelopment and Urban Resilience”.   While the event is in our office, if you're not in DC, it will also be broadcast live on Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/events/1299577320146259/) Feel free to share this invitation with others.  Information about the... Read more

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BITuser Meeting:  5/23/18

Participants:  Shane, Andrea, Angela

Notes:

Southface to provide "style tiles" before 6/15 
Greg to send to Andrea, couple dozen images for Best Practice pages
Southface will send, in week to 10 days, "full content" for BP03 - Energy Audit 
(BP03 "full content" will address... Read more