News

Basic page

BuildingGreen Team Memberships Give your team access to the ultimate green resource for designers.

Is your team ready to increase its sustainability knowledge? A team membership allows colleagues to work and learn collaboratively. We offer 10-person, 20-person, and 30-person team memberships. Make BuildingGreen your team's all-in-one... Read more

Product Guide

Recycled plastic paneling is an appropriate use for some of the various post-consumer plastic materials entering the waste stream—in particular, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) from milk and detergent bottles.

BuildingGreen-Approved Panels

BuildingGreen approves plastic paneling products with high recycled content—in some cases... Read more

Author

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

Firm-wide Group

Forum topic

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

Campus-wide Group

Campus-wide Group

Firm-wide Group

Forum topic

Hi SD Leaders: I wanted you to know about a terrific initiative that is part of the Project Drawdown effort called Project Drawdown Ecochallenge. The Project Drawdown EcoChallenge is a fun and social way to learn about and take action on the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming. 
Drawdown EcoChallenge provides tools and... Read more

Forum topic

Hi. I'm Dan Piselli, the new Director of Sustainability at FXCollaborative. You all may know my predecessor Ilana Judah - she and I worked together closely for many years, and I can only hope to emulate her success.

FYI, a few things about me: I've been a project architect and manager for a number of LEED projects, most recently the... Read more

Product Guide

A commercial kitchen’s size, layout, and throughput volume dictate the type of dishwasher required, and manufacturers produce a wide variety of energy-efficient models to meet different needs. 

BuildingGreen approved

BuildingGreen meets or exceeds Energy Star criteria for the four most common types of commercial dishwashers:

... Read more

Product Guide

CEUs are available for reading our entire plumbing guide. Click here to learn more and take the quiz.

Showers account for about 17% of all indoor residential water use, and inefficient showerheads increase both water and energy use.

BuildingGreen-Approved Showerheads

BuildingGreen approves showerheads that use... Read more

Author

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of How to Build Green At No Added Cost

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


1. Know how to make a value proposition for green buildings.

2. Explain how shrinking a green building and investing in its envelope can reduce... Read more

Forum topic

Good Morning,  I have so enjoyed reading everyone’s personal introductions.  I am happy to be a part of this group and look forward to working together to create transformation of an industry that is sometimes slow to move.  My name is Patty Lloyd and I am the Sustainability Manager at Leopardo Companies, a Chicagoland area General Contractor... Read more

Forum topic

tate 

A draft of AIA’s Top Ten Toolkit was just published!

http://bit.ly/COTEtoolkit

Hopefully useful for everyone toward making more very high performance buildings. More updates to come, including interactive tools like a superspreadsheet. 

All the best,

Tate

Product Guide

CEUs are available for reading our entire plumbing guide. Click here to learn more and take the quiz.

Rainwater capture is increasingly important as shortages put pressure on our water systems.

BuildingGreen-Approved Rainwater Harvesting

We approve a wide range of rainwater catchment and storage systems and components,... Read more