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Credit - Rating System Correction

Below the text of the "PATH 2" section text, insert the following section:Path 3. Pilot Credit (1 point)Attempt a pilot credit available in the Pilot Credit Library atwww.usgbc.org/pilotcreditlibrary. Register as a pilot credit participant andcomplete the required documentation. Projects may pursue more than 1pilot credit; however, a maximum of 1... Read more

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Happy Thursday, all!

I will be presenting with my colleague, Emily Hoffman, and our counterpart from Seattle, Duane Jonlin, on how firms can contribute more to aggressive energy and carbon targets, from the perspective of three people that see thousands of projects each year.  We see the best and the worst, and we're convinced that our... Read more

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Credit - Rating System Correction

Revise the below MR credit intents as follows:

MRp Storage and Collection of Recyclables
"To reduce the disproportionate burden of landfills and incinerators that is generated by building occupants’ waste hauled to and disposed of in landfills and incinerators through reduction, reuse and recycling service and education, and... Read more

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Hi folks,

We have a really great webinar set up for Thursday, Oct 25 at 2pm eastern. This one is based on the 5-minute presentation from Heather DeGrella at the Summer Summit--our jaws were on the floor when she presented it there, and we were hungry for more.

Sign up here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/... Read more

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Hi all,

Here's a good follow up to Maria's steel question on Monday.  We have a Midwest project that unfortunately (from a carbon perspective) is required to use a traditional, thick precast facade.  We’re working with the contractor and potential future (not yet bid out) fabricators to determine an appropriate % of pozzolanic material... Read more

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Hi All,

At the SCL Summit in November 2019, the Carbon Group discussed meeting in Q1 2019 to craft an action plan for measuring and voluntarily disclosing carbon emissions from our operations.   To kickoff that effort, we will be having an online meeting. 

If your company is already disclosing greenhouse emissions or if that's... Read more

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Hello Sustainable Design Leaders,

I am thrilled to be joining such an esteemed collective of driven thinkers and doers. I look forward to meeting some new faces and reconnecting with some familiar ones in an effort to advance sustainable design in the built environment.

Thanks,

Jonce

Product Guide

Most large wind-power systems are installed in centralized wind farms, with the power fed into electric utility grids. Included here are smaller wind turbines that are more appropriate for individual homes or commercial buildings.

BuildingGreen-Approved Wind Turbines

BuildingGreen approves products that have been earned... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

Add a new bullet under the Cradle to Cradle bullet that reads:
• Cradle to Cradle Material Health Certificate. The product has been certified at the Bronze level or higher and at least 90% of materials are assessed by weight.

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of The Building Envelope: Innovations in Planning, Materials and Budgets (recorded webcast)

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


 

1. Explain how to make the building envelope of a rehab super-insulated and resilient.
2. Recall innovative... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

Replace the footnote text with the following:If the percent reduction of potable water is 100% AND the percent reduction of total water is equal to or greater than 50%, then Option 2 is earned, for a total of 4 points.

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What thoughts do you have? What have others said that you feel we want to capture?

The Vision Vacuum: What’s driving environmental and social progress in architecture today? What should be driving it, and where should we be going?

Reports, Courses, Study Guides, Live Webinars

THIS WEBINAR PURCHASE AND REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

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

Credit - Rating System Correction

At the end of the paragraph, remove the footnote "?"

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Dear Gurus,

At Greenbuild this year I'll be discussing how statistics can lie (in the context of green building claims).  I'm collecting examples of this to prepare.  If any of you know of examples, please send them to me! 

Here are a few of the fun ways statistics might lie that I would be looking for: biased or too-small sample... Read more

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We considering PV glazing for a project in SW Louisiana. Anyone have any successful PV glazing projects? Is this ready for primetime? 

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Anyone has experience with WELL pilot for restaurant? I have new client, restaurateur who's running farm to table concept restaurants in DC, VA, MD area, looking to fit out one of our core & shell.. Also, any other recognized programs or certifications specific to restaurants, I would appreciate any information and resources. Their spaces... Read more