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Hi all, 

I just wanted to post a quick message to introduce myself to the group. My name is Jeff Geisinger, and I'm an architect with Utile in Boston. We're a 50-ish person firm with a pretty broad project base, including affordable multifamily housing, institutional buildings, commercial interiors, and urban planning/public realm work... Read more

Product Guide

Churn and renovations can disrupt occupants, release or introduce indoor pollutants, and increase the embodied footprint of a building.

BuildingGreen-Approved Partitions

Movable partition systems allow spaces to be easily reconfigured, reducing costs and environmental impact. BuildingGreen approves partitions and panels that have... Read more

Product Guide

Cabinets are often made from unsustainable wood bound with adhesives that offgas formaldehyde and finishes that have high emissions or contain PVC.

BuildingGreen-Approved Cabinetry

Approved residential cabinetry has:

Sustainably sourced wood or fiber—either salvaged or FSC certified and verification of low... Read more


Welcome to the quiz portion of Exterior Paints: Long-Term Protection and Environmental Tradeoffs.

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

1. List the primary differences between alkyd and latex paints and stains and between wood, concrete, and metal primers.
... Read more

Campus-wide Group

Product Guide

Interior luminaires often use inefficient, outdated technology such as compact fluorescent or halogen lamps, some of which contain mercury and have poor light quality and limited controls.

BuildingGreen-Approved Lighting

BuildingGreen lists lighting products using LEDs (light-emitting diodes) from manufacturers whose luminaires... Read more

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Hello -

We're hiring two interns this summer. One position is in Urban Design & Planning, the other is an architectural position split roughly equally between our Housing Studio and our Sustainability Resources Group. If you know of potential candidates who might be interested, please forward this link. Read more

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The Baltimore office for Hord Coplan Macht is looking to hire a Sustainability Coordinator.  Please find the specifics here or attached and pass along if you know of someone who may be a good fit.

Thank you,

Ara Massey 

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Hello SDLs!

Here are presentations from last week's 2018 SDL Summer Summit Show & Tell Presentations.




Firm-wide Group

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I am very interested to understand the deployment of LED temp jobsite lighting on a national level.  I think this all goes back to the low emitting jobsite.

1. Does your firm utilize temp jobsite lighting on your projects?  

2. Is this every project or a percentage of projects?

3. In your state or area is it prevalent, one... Read more

Private Group

Product Guide

Wood stoves and other biomass heating equipment can be inefficient and a significant source of particulates and other airborne pollutants.

BuildingGreen-Approved Wood Stoves Wood Stoves that emit less than 1.5 grams per hour (g/hr) of particulates Pellet Stoves that emit less than 1.0 g/hr or those that help make our buildings more... Read more