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Here are additional slide decks from people who presented in one of our general sessions: at Max's Pot, or in the mornings. Also Jerelyn's Wednesday evening presentation on BuildingGreen's work on sustainability literacy.

Among those included here are my slides on the Rich Earth Institute and urine diversion into fertilizer--did you... Read more

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Hi All,

Jacob Knowles from BR+A reached out with a request and I’m passing it on to you all.  Jacob’s contact info is at the bottom of this so you can respond to him directly or respond here and I’ll forward it on:

We are working on assembling examples of large wet lab buildings that employ strategies to greatly reduce fossil... 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

Product Guide

Empowering commercial, public, and apartment building and campus occupants to be good environmental stewards is important.

BuildingGreen-Approved Recycling Bins

BuildingGreen approves products:

that have greater than 60% post-consumer recycled content, usually from either high-density polyethylene (HDPE) or commingled... 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

Campus-wide Group

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Welcome to the quiz portion of VOCs: Still Here, Still Making Us Sick!

Important: This quiz covers all related articles within this topic. Scroll to the bottom of the article page to find links to all the articles covered by this quiz.

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


1.... Read more

Team Group

Firm-wide Group

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Hi all,

We are taking a deep look at green accreditations within our firm. Gone are the days when we could say: "our staff is XX% LEED APs!" as a metric of firm progress. Here are a few questions we are asking ourselves, and I'm wondering how you approach this in your firms:

​How does your firm "recognize" accreditations: are they a... Read more

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Hi folks,

I’m sure most of you know Gail Brager, or at least know of her. For those who don’t, she helps run UC Berkeley’s Center for the Built Environment and is a long-time champion of all the things that make buildings work for their occupants. Perhaps most notably, she was a co-author of the Adaptive Thermal Comfort option in ASHRAE... Read more

Product Guide

The energy efficiency of refrigerators has improved dramatically in the last several decades due to advancements such as increased insulation, tighter door seals, and more efficient compressors.

BuildingGreen-Approved Refrigerators

Product lines approved by BuildingGreen are from companies that... Read more

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Hello all,

I've been in communication with a few of you already, but for those who don't know me - my name is Jen and I'm a new member of the BuildingGreen team helping out with the Peer Networks. I've already been learning a lot, and I'm looking forward to getting to know the SDL Network and its members better!

Here are the... Read more

Product Guide

Air movement keeps occupants comfortable when it's warm, so cooling setpoints can be higher, and natural ventilation is a viable option even at higher temps and humidity.

BuildingGreen-Approved Ceiling Fans

BuildingGreen approves Energy Star-certified ceiling fans with ECMs—motors using electronic commutators.

Energy and... Read more

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of Choosing Insulation: Health and Environmental Considerations – Unit 1.

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


 

1. Discuss how insulation works.
2. Summarize how insulation performance is measured and reported.
3. Recount the wide... Read more

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With this special offer, you’ll get the Spec This Not That Report at the reduced price of $89, a $40 savings. Avoiding Toxic Chemicals in Commercial Building Projects


Can furniture be hazardous? You bet it can…

From flame retardants in foam cushions to unnecessary stain and dirt repellents on upholstery materials, everyday... Read more

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Hi,

There is a Blog section on the BIT User site. Will you have a blog post in time for launch? Or should we hide that section to begin with?

https://live-bituser.pantheonsite.io/blog

Andrea

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Hi, curious if anyone in the group has considered using Fitwel in an existing (built) school project (K-12). 

Would be interested in hearing your experiences and if this tool is a good fit for this type of project.

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All,

A bit of a short notice, but the Tally team is hosting a webinar tomorrow (1/16) from 1-1:30 EST on the Tally to EC3 integration. It's an incredibly powerful workflow for generating real reductions in embodied carbon and has us pretty excited. We expect a lively group of attendees and will be answering any questions from the... Read more