BuildingGreen Report

Firm-wide Group

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Congratulations on the site launch!  One problem, though... you appear to have overlooked the home page orientation video. Currently there's just a placeholder image that doesn't actually do anything. Did your team end up producing a BIT User video?

Product Guide

Little things make a big difference in MEP systems. Pumps, fans, ducts, and dampers are at the heart of performance.

BuildingGreen-Approved HVAC Accessories

We approve the best-in-class products in each category, including:

custom-packaged outdoor HVAC equipment dampers ducts and casings duct sealants electric heaters fans... Read more

Campus-wide Group

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Revise option titles as follows:

Option 1. Regional Priority
Option 2. Innovative Regional Priority

Under Option 1, revise the first bullet to read as follows:

"Identify the credit that is a regional priority. Refer to the credits under Regional Priority Credit Lookup website (https://www.usgbc.org/... Read more

Product Guide

Wood decking often comes from unsustainable sources and requires hazardous preservatives to protect it from rot and decay.

BuildingGreen-Approved Decking

BuildingGreen approves wood decking that is made of FSC-certified wood or reclaimed wood. BuidlingGreen also approves preserved-wood decking that provides enhanced durability without... Read more

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within first column, first row should be changed from "Architectural paints,coatings, and primers, applied to interior walls and ceilings" to "Architectural paints, coatings,and primers, applied to interior elements"

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Greetings Green Gurus!

You've probably been hearing about the infrastructure package on the news... apparently things are heating up on this topic in Washington DC as they try to get the package sorted out before the August congressional recess. Because of this, both the USGBC and the AIA are mounting advocacy campaigns in this regard,... Read more

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At Living Future last week a woman from Google asked about cost comparisons and I shared that the City of Santa Monica conducted a study analyzing the costs of a prototypical mixed-use project for a Living Building vs. LEED v4 Platinum vs. code compliant (Title 24, part 6). I thought this group might be interested as well so here is the link... Read more

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Hi all,

I'm wondering if you all have had a meetup at NESEA's Building Energy Boston conference before? Is anyone interested in meeting up this year? I'm open to ideas! If you give me your email address I can attempt to organize an informal meet up on one of the conference days.

For those of you not in the NE part of the country,... Read more

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Hi SD Leaders! 

I'm Nadav, president at BuildingGreen and facilitator of the Sustainability peer networks. I'm really excited to finally have this network for champions from smaller firms up and running! 

I do a lot of workshop facilitation, design process support, and consulting and training related to sustainable products. I... Read more

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Facilitating Engagement and Collaboration in Virtual Meetings (or, Avoiding a Goat Rodeo with Many Awkward Silences*)

If you weren't already sitting in virtual meetings every day... We all are now. So how do we facilitate an online meeting in which everyone is focused, engaged, heard, collaborating and problem-solving in an efficient,... Read more

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Hi All!

One of our project teams is looking for some references for solar panel installation around Silver Spring, MD / DC area. Does anyone have recommendations or references for commercial installers of solar panel systems? Feel free to email me directly!

Thanks, 

Yarden

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Add "CIBSE or Non-U.S. Equivalent" to the "Option 1" heading.

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Hi Small Firm Sustainable Design Leaders!

Our call today at 1pm Eastern will focus on the ways in which your firm is impacted differently than larger firms on the variety of topics and issues that are reflected in the 2020 SD Leaders Winter Summit REPORT. Take a look at this report and especially at slides 14-33. Bring your observations... Read more

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Michael led Opsis through several workshops as we began our journey to create a more equitable and socially just workplace. Michael had a great sense of humor and a really kind manner. I feel deep gratitude for having known him and for the lasting impact he has had on our lives. I know others in this group also worked with Michael and would... Read more