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Conventional chemical paint strippers contain methylene chloride, a potent carcinogen, and should be avoided.

BuildingGreen-Approved Paint Removers

BuildingGreen lists biobased and biodegradable chemical strippers, infrared heat guns, and mechanical strippers with HEPA vacuum attachments.

Health and Environmental... Read more

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Welcome to the quiz portion of VOCs: Still Here, Still Making Us Sick!

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Does anyone have language from an RFP that had specific performance criteria included that they could share? Such as a specific EUI target, detailed language about net zero, passive house, etc.

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Has anyone done a LEED Homes and a NGBS certification and have insight into the differences, challenges, etc between the two?

Product Guide

Lighting left on in unoccupied spaces or not optimized for the end use can waste significant amounts of energy.

BuildingGreen-Approved Lighting Controls

BuildingGreen lists a wide variety of lighting control systems, from simple occupancy sensors to advanced whole-building systems.

We also list high-efficiency programmed-start... Read more

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I am putting together a presentation for our local AIA conference specifically about shading devices / dynamic glazing / dynamic shading and wonder whether any of you have experience / feedback from projects that used a dynamic system - exterior operable shading or dynamic glazing (like View, Sage).  Any post-construction / post occupancy... Read more

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Hardware has to be durable and resist weathering to ensure that features such as doors function properly.

BuildingGreen-Approved Hardware

BuildingGreen approves hardware that uses post-consumer recycled metal content beyond what is standard in the industry. Products from manufacturers that have engaged in information transparency... Read more

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We are looking for colleagues from other firms to join a conference session proposal on "Dirt cheap Net Zero" for the ASHRAE / IBPSA conference (August 12-14, 2020, Chicago). 

We just had the grand opening of our first project designed to achieve net zero, a 50-unit affordable housing project, where we upgraded from the minimums required... Read more

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Hello Green Gurus,

Want to make your virtual meetings wildly effective, connective, and fun? This fall we are delighted to partner with Julie Huffaker from Deeper Funner Change to bring you a series of 5 online workshops that will teach you skills to improve all your virtual meetings.

Julie brings more than 25 years of experience... Read more


Welcome to the quiz portion of Choosing Insulation: Health and Environmental Considerations – Unit 1.

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


1. Discuss how insulation works.
2. Summarize how insulation performance is measured and reported.
3. Recount the wide... Read more

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Tue, Oct 9th, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT)

Glazing is by far the most complex single component of our enclosures and it must be climate-tuned to boot. Getting the amount, the location, and the performance attributes of glazing is key to... Read more

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Following up on one of our conversations on the vision vacuum and sustainability beyond certifications, I would like to help facilitate an offline conversation with anyone working within their firm to use the AIA COTE measures as a guiding framework in their firms/projects. Attached are my slides on my first pass at thinking about this at Page... Read more

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Hi All,

Sasaki is hiring a Director of Sustainability and Resiliency.  See attached.  Please forward along to folks who might be interested.


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Thank you to everyone who signed on to the Materials Pledge letter.  It was officially released on April 15th with 56 signatory firms.  The Materials Pledge will soon have a new home online and a way to continuously add more signatory firms.  I'm keeping a list for now and there are already four more firms who want to join.  I will let everyone... Read more

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Please share your thoughts in preparation for our monthly call this Thursday (call info below). 

Given these items that are changing at AIA, are any of them motivating changes within your firm? If so, how? If not, why?

1. Awards criteria now includes COTE Measures of Design Excellence

2. Code of Ethics now includes rule on... Read more

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I was wondering if any of you have experience with integrated PVs and/or solar glass. If so, can you could recommend manufactures for each? We are working on a multistory freestanding building in an urban site for a mid-Atlantic city. Because our site and roof area are limited we are looking to maximized the areas where we can generate power.... Read more