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We are excited to open registration for the Sustainable Construction Leaders Summit 2019! This year’s Summit will take place Tuesday, Nov. 19 in Atlanta in conjunction with Greenbuild. The Summit agenda will be shaped by the steering committee and collective feedback from the group. The day will culminate in a networking event with members of... Read more

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Hi, this is a somewhat niche/specific question - we are working on an all-electric school (middle and high school) that includes a chemistry lab. The lab was going to have portable sources for flame experiments, but there is concern that the portable sources would be unsafe for middle school students, so they are asking for a hard-pipe natural... Read more

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Hope I'm posting this in the right place.  I have a client who's interested in estimating the embodied carbon of multiple buildings (primarily apartment buildings) they own and operate.  Not sure if I'll have access to drawings or area takeoffs of materials for their buildings.  How would you approach this?  Would appreciate input on resources... Read more

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Hi Everyone, 

Has anyone had success in finding organizations or programs that will recycle the hard hats? We are looking into options for recycling our expired hard hats that can no longer be used. Ideally, we would want to use a company with facilities across the country but we are open to any suggestions or ideas you all may have.... Read more

Campus-wide Group

Credit - Rating System Correction

REVISE Table 1 for all rating systems and adaptations to:

"Table 1. Minimum daily transit service"

Credit - Rating System Correction

Below this section, add the following text as a new section:Projects where asbestos is found and remediated may also earn thiscredit. Testing should be done in accordance with EPA Reg 40CFRpart 763, when applicable.

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At the end of page, insert the footnote "?If the common hallways are pressurized with respect to the residential units then doors in the residential units leading to the common hallways need not be weather-stripped provided that the positive differential pressure is demonstrated as in Option 2, Case 1 above, considering the residential unit as... Read more

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Revise Intent for WE prerequisite Building-Level Water Metering as follows:
"To conserve low cost potable water resources and support water management and identify opportunities for additional water savings by tracking water consumption."

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Hello Green Gurus,

Here is the information for your October Peer Networks Webinar, Advocating for Electrification. We hope you will join us!

Register HERE.

Advocating for Electrification
October 26th, 2020
1pm - 2pm ET (10am - 11am PT)

Description
Hear from leaders in the AEC and policy community on... Read more

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Built Environment Plus (was USGBC MA- aka Meredith Elbaum's band) has organized this awesome sustainability scavenger hunt.

It's fun. It's easy. Anyone can participate from anywhere - it's all app based, and it's a great way to get energized for Earth Day or week! And it's for a good cause, a fundraiser for supportive organization. Have... Read more

Campus-wide Group

Credit - Rating System Correction

Revise the text of the first sentence under "Requirements" to the following:

"To achieve all five innovation points, a project team must achieve at least one pilot credit, at least one innovation credit and no more than two exemplary performance credits.”

Product Guide

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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Exterior lighting for residential areas: add sentence to end of paragraph (before Option 1) that reads:
"Projects may use different options for uplight and light trespass."

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In the second paragraph, replace the last sentence with "The USGBC has prioritized credits for projects located in the U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. All other international projects should check the database for eligible Regional Priority credits."

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Remove the text "CASE 1. Non-Residential Projects" and insert below the text "OPTION 2"

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of Reexamining Priorities in Green Building.

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


 

1. Define green building priorities from a few different angles (separating process priorities from outcome priorities).
2. Differentiate those priorities... Read more