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Hi everyone,

As designers who sometimes work in the field of healthcare, we occasionally like to gather data about both current attitudes and future possibilities. Steffian Bradley Architects would greatly appreciate your participation in our 2018 survey by completing the questionnaire linked below.

All responses are anonymous to... Read more

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If yes, take a look at Tour:  TM10: Transit Oriented Development: Chicago Style

https://explore.greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/Schedule/SessionDetails/256599

It is not full yet, so there is still time to sign up.  Susan King, Sustainability Leader for HED will be showing one of her projects as part of the tour: Lake Street Studios. ... Read more

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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

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Received answers from below questions from NIST Andy Persily

1. Is there a preferred bookends range of CO2 for both “optimal” energy and human performances?

Andy: No

2.Is the ASHRAE ventilation of 1000-1200 ppm average, probably not based on performance, suggesting current ventilation rate is sub-optimal with cognitive... Read more

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Hi all, has anyone come across a comprehensive (and recent) study looking at how long buildings actually last (beyond Stewart Brand)? I know of plenty that look at the benefits of reuse, but none that look at existing building stock and how much has been reused vs. demolished. 

As we start looking at embodied carbon metrics, I can't help... Read more

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Many different accessories are used to install roofing materials and facilitate access to the roof surface after it’s installed. For example, special supports are often needed for exterior pipes, ducts, conduits, HVAC components, and walkways.

BuildingGreen-Approved Roof Accessories

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Welcome to the quiz portion of BuildingGreen’s Top 10 Green Building Products for 2018.

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1.  Explain the transparency and optimization criteria in the LEED v4 (applicable to  Building Product Disclosure and Optimization credits in LEED v4 BD+C and... Read more

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Hi all -

I got this yesterday from Renew Oregon, a credible environmental NGO here in the state.

"A secretive special interest group has filed a petition at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to take “net metering” rules away from states and make it a federal issue.  Net metering is the program that allows homes and... Read more

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Emma's role at BuildingGreen includes coordinating social media activity, setting up and scheduling weekly emails, and completing various marketing projects. She is also responsible for ensuring that members receive continuing education credits.

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Gypsum is calcium sulfate dehydrate, which is mined or produced as a byproduct of flue gas desulphurization (FGD) from coal-fired power plants. FGD gypsum may contain trace contaminants from coal processing, but not enough to represent a hazard to users. Years ago, some imported products created indoor air quality problems that required... Read more

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BuildingGreen-Approved Wood Framing Lumber

BuildingGreen approves wood framing lumber that is made of FSC-certified wood or reclaimed wood. BuildingGreen also approves Preserved-Wood Framing Lumber that provides enhanced durability without the environmental concerns of conventional wood preservatives. 

Some approved companies may... Read more

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Welcome to the quiz portion of LEED 2012 Second Public Comment Period Opens.

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1. Recognize the emphasis on making language more cleanly worded (while maintaining overall intent and requirements) and the focus on dividing sections by topic... Read more

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Welcome to the quiz portion of "How to Access the Full Power of Biophilia."

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Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:


Define biophilic design and describe how implementing it can contribute to human health and well-being as well as environmental regeneration. Understand the three major... Read more

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Has anyone pursued the schools Mold Prevention IEQc10 successfully and have format for the documentation created they would be comfortable sharing? Our contractor is excited about pursuing this credit but no on our team has pursued it before.

thanks in advance!