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Composite windows come in two basic types: fiberglass, and wood/plastic composite.

BuildingGreen-Approved Windows

Fiberglass and other composite window lines have NFRC unit U-factors of 0.20 or lower. Higher U-factors are allowed for products that include significant recycled content.

Manufacturers also must demonstrate... Read more

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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.

Many insulation materials are petroleum-based, are made with hazardous ingredients, or contain virgin materials.

BuildingGreen-Approved Insulation

Products approved by BuildingGreen avoid potentially... Read more

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Welcome to the quiz portion of Circular Economy at Scale: Six International Case Studies.

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


1. Define circular economy and explain its importance within the built environment.

2. Describe how to leverage long-term value... Read more

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The High Performance Buildings Database (HPB) provides case studies of projects ranging from homes and commercial interiors to large buildings and even whole campuses and neighborhoods. These may be certified green projects, or simply projects that have one or more notable environmental features. We review each published case study to focus on... Read more

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Greetings, colleagues!

Here's an opportunity for this community from AIA COTE Advocacy: US Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY), Ranking Member of the Environment Subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, is looking for input from national stakeholder groups to help develop new federal climate legislation. Congressman Tonko... Read more

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Greetings, Green Gurus:

As unbelievable as it sounds, the Environmental PROTECTION Agency has launched a PR blitz in support of their "new use rule" on asbestos. So the BuildingGreen community needs to push back harder. I'm reposting the links to the letter of opposition that Mary Ann Lazarus put up last week. We definitely need more... Read more

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of Toxic Chemicals in Buildings: How to Find and Avoid the Worst Offenders (recorded webcast).

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


1. Explain how key health hazards and opportunities for healthier choices vary by product category.
... Read more

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Hi folks! I had a blast at the Show + Tell Tuesday night of Greenbuild. Thanks to Payette for hosting, and to Arrowstreet for joining Payette and BuildingGreen as sponsors. What a great way to get a "tasting-menu" Greenbuild experience!

I also caught a couple of great sessions on Friday morning. Polling others, it seems that the... Read more

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Hi Everyone,

It has been great to see the discussion forum gaining traction as a tool for us all. 

When we met for the first time at Greenbuild last year, we mentioned that one of the goals of the group was to have an annual in-person meeting where we could strategize on how to improve our roles, our companies, and the industry... Read more

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BuildingGreen’s product vetting services can save you countless hours and set you up for success on future projects.


Is your team working on a LEED v4 or WELL project? 

Finding products for these projects is daunting, and even when you find products you believe will meet the requirements, you have to know exactly... Read more

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AIA has approved this course (#[node:field_quiz_aia_course]) for [node:field-quiz-ceu-... Read more

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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

Quiz

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

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


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

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