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Does anyone know about temporary flushout equipment that could be used to augment a building's systems to get additional CFM of OA during construction?  For our non-laboratory type projects the flushout period ends up being too long, especially in either humid summers or frigid winters (Pennsylvania).

Hoping that some of you on either... Read more

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of Deep Material Vetting (That Won't Chew Through Your Design Budget).

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


 

1. Align product vetting with goals that aim to mitigate occupant exposure and environmental toxicity.
2. Foster partnerships with... Read more

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Hi folks,

There are a few Peer-Network related opportunities at the AIA Conference on Architecture, and it's coming up soon (June 4-8)! If you'll be in town, I hope you can join us! And if you're speaking at the Conference, let us know--whatever people in this network are talking about is likely to be super-interesting to the rest of us... Read more

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Hi everyone,

I’d like to invite you to join this Friday’s webinar hosted by the Embodied Carbon Network: Using Whole Building LCA to Reduce Embodied Carbon within LEED and Beyond, and to follow up with a tool that I presented at this summer’s Architecture SDL summit, which ZGF has now upgraded and made free to the industry at large.... 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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Jake Gehrung
 

Product Guide

Using a dishwasher consumes less water than hand washing: the EPA estimates that using an Energy Star-qualified dishwasher will save 5,000 gallons of water annually and scraping dishes (rather than rinsing by hand) saves an additional 20 gallons of water per load. Using less water also translates to using less energy... Read more

Product Guide

Commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings are the primary applications for large translucent wall and roof panels. Some products offer excellent energy performance while providing daylight into interior spaces.

BuildingGreen approved translucent panels

Due to concerns about BPA (bisphenol-A), BuildingGreen... Read more

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Hi all!

I've heard several people talk about developing tools for assessing/codifying a client's values for a project as part of an integrated design process (ie. a set of questions, survey, etc.). Would anyone be willing to share?

(Z, are you listening? I specifically recall you mentioning a tool like this...)

Thanks!... Read more

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SDL Group -

Hi all!  After a brief hiatus from the group to move from New Orleans to Portland (OR), start a new job at ZGF Architects, buy a house, and  see my baby boy become a toddler (all in the past year!)---- I'm ready to plug back into the group.  Seeing folks at the ILFI conference re-energized me to reengage :)

So…..does... Read more

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Are FSC glulams available? By many manufacturers? Which ones?

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Browse Our Knowledge Base Sustainable Materials Material Selection Material Transparency Avoiding Toxic Chemicals Efficient Use of Materials Reduced Manufacturing Impacts... Read more

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We are working on a large, commercial, LEED project in the Wash DC area, and the Construction Management firm needs LEED administrative/documentation assistance on their end of the process.  The construction is underway but the CM lacks the staff. 

Can anyone suggest a LEED consultant in the DC area that can work for the CM -- managing... Read more

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I was recently tasked by my CEO to uncover some qualitative (interviews) and quantitative (surveys) data within our organization related to the value remote working has had on our organization. He's specifically interested in questions such as how this experience has enhanced our value as teams, unity or disunity as a firm? Where has it ... Read more

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Faucets with high flow rates waste water—not to mention the energy used to treat and deliver it to our buildings—and the additional water stresses our wastewater treatment systems.

Warnings Low-flow faucets may not be appropriate for every application. Where there are long pipe runs or large-diameter supply pipes, it can take longer for... Read more