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Credit - Rating System Correction

Option 1 > Create a new bullet after the two Declare sub-bullets that reads as "Living Product Challenge. The included Declare product label must demonstrate content inventory to 0.1% (1000 ppm)."

Option 2 > Advanced Inventory & Assessment > Edit the 3rd bullet to read as "Declare labels designated as Red List Free that... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

Delete the following text in the subparagraph, "Providing a discounted parking rate is an acceptable substitute for preferred parking for carpool or vanpool vehicles. To establish a meaningful incentive in all potential markets, the parking rate must be discounted at least 20%. The discounted rate must be available to all customers (i.e., not... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

Replace the second paragraph with the following:Calculate the baseline according to the commercial and/or residentialbaselines outlined below.? Calculations are based on estimatedoccupant usage and must include only the following fixtures and fixturefittings located within the tenant space: water closets, urinals, lavatoryfaucets, showers,... Read more

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I am now embarking on the home page design, but before I get started I need input on what you'd like to have there. The style tiles/tidbits provided by Southface includes a home page mockup that's very similar to LEEDuser, which is fine with me, but I don't want to implement it and then find out you want something radically different.

I... Read more

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Apologize in advance if this has been posted before but we are trying to get manufacturers of stage curtains to give documentation that proves that the product does not have halogenated fire retardants. Manufacturers say they don't have them or concentrations are limited to 100ppm but they don't seem to have documentation to provide for it.... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

1. Remove “Building Product Disclosure and Optimization” from credit title
2. Under bio-based materials bullet, replace with following paragraph:

• Bio-based materials. Bio-based products and materials other than wood must be tested using ASTM Test Method D6866 or equivalent method ISO 16620-2, or be certified to the USDA... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

Revise the first sentence in the last paragraph to: "For new single-family residential buildings and new multiunit residential buildings three stories or fewer, 90% of the buildings must reduce absolute estimated annual energy usage by 20% compared with the LEED Energy Budget for each building."

Product Guide

Many wood veneer panels are unsustainably sourced, and some have high formaldehyde emissions.

BuildingGreen-Approved Veneer Paneling

Veneer panels approved by BuildingGreen:

use substrates that meet CARB Phase 2 ultra-low-emitting (ULEF) or no-added-formaldehyde (NAF) emissions requirements and contain FSC-certified wood ... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

Replace table with the one in the supplementary document.

Credit - Rating System Correction

Replace the paragraph text with: Show that the natural ventilation systems design meets therecommendations set forth in the CIBSE manuals appropriate to the projectspace.PATH 1. CIBSE Applications Manual 10: 2005, Natural Ventilation in NondomesticBuildings.PATH 2. CIBSE AM 13:2000, Mixed Mode Ventilation.

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of Better Choices in Low-Slope Roofing.

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


 

1. Explain life-cycle impacts, health and environmental hazards, and durability of low-slope roofing options.
2. Classify situations for which reflective roofing... Read more

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of Downscaled Climate Data: Where to Get It and How to Use It.

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


1.  Define “downscaled climate data” and understand where to find it and how to apply it in modeling to achieve greater environmental sustainability and... Read more

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I have to admit that I wasn't particularly paying attention to LEED during Greenbuild, but anyone recall the "big announcement by USGBC" that LEED v4.1 is coming?

Article can be found @ Green Building Law Update by Stuart Kaplow and the title is "LEED v4.1 Announced by USGBC at Greenbuild."

https://www.greenbuildinglawupdate.com/... Read more

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Does anyone have an opinion of Autocase?    https://autocase.com/

I had not heard of this platform before.  Their website says that some firms in the group are customers / users.   Website does not do a great job of describing exactly what they do.  Is there value?

Thanks,

Allen

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I just saw this post from Conor on LinkedIn.

Starting in January 2019, all new Columbia Construction Company projects require LED temp lighting.

Are others doing this too? Frankly, given all the benefits and how quickly the industry is matured, it's hard for me to understand why anyone would use anything other than LEDs on a job.... Read more

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We are excited to share the REPORT from the 2019 Small Firm SDL Summit held in Las Vegas on June 5th. Take a look and use this forum to post questions and comments that will allow us to engage our new members as we continue the valuable conversations begun at the Summit. As you will read in the introduction, we know that collectively small... Read more