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In the fourth line of the second paragraph, remove "/M-500"

Credit - Rating System Correction

Revise the first paragraph of requirements to read as "Street lighting in the city or community must meet the requirements of Section 9. Recommendations on sky glow limits of CIE 126 -1997, Guidelines for Minimizing Sky Glow or local equivalent."

Credit - Rating System Correction

"Delete: ""Clarification: LEED for Homes cannot be offered outside of the US at this time because of the technical limitations of adapting the rating system to local codes and the logistical limitations of providing a uniform international verification network. This decision will be revisited in 2012. Canadian projects should pursue LEED Canada... Read more

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Replace section with that of the supplementary document.

Product Guide

The overwhelming majority of wallcoverings are flexible vinyl, laden with all the life-cycle concerns that come with PVC. Products used to contain orthophthalate plasticizers—which make up a large percentage of these products. Phthalates are not bound in the material and can slough off in dust, exposing occupants during everyday work or play.... Read more

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Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of Seal, Tape, Gasket: A Sticky Search for Better Materials.

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


 

1. Choose the best means of achieving barrier continuity for any given application.
2. Assess a joint sealant's service life and product... Read more

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of Whole-Building LCA Tools for LEED v4 and v4.1.

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


1.  Understand the basic goals of whole-building life-cycle assessment, including how it can improve environmental performance and contribute to credit achievement in... Read more

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Credit - Rating System Correction

1. In the second sentence, "25% of the minimum 30% total outdoor space requirement" should be removed and replaced with "7.5% of the total site area (i.e. 25% of the outdoor space)" and "vegetated space" should be added after "must be"
2. The types of outdoor spaces included in the bulleted list should be labeled for clarification as... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

Under Requirements, delete the following bullet point:

"a copy of each signed accountability form"

Credit - Rating System Correction

In the first row, replace "Products of Combustion" with "Equipment Types"

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Sustainable Construction Leaders Application for Peer Network Membership

The Sustainable Construction Leaders peer network brings together the most committed sustainability directors from leading construction companies throughout North America. We invite you to apply for membership.


The core purpose of the SCL network... Read more

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Product Guide

Prefabricated, or modular, buildings can provide environmental advantages over conventionally constructed buildings. They are built in factories where manufacturing and cost can be tightly controlled, so materials are kept out of the elements, there is less waste, and thermal properties and air sealing can be enhanced. There are also... Read more

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of Protect Your Spec: 14 Strategies. 

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


Identify ways to ensure continuity between the environmentally preferable materials in a project specification, and the less-than-ideal materials that end up used in the final... Read more

Spotlight Report

Remember 2013? LEED version 4 had just been released to the public. Hardly anyone was using it, though—not only because they didn’t have to, but also because there just wasn’t a pathway to achieve many of the new credits in the rating systems. Especially the product-related credits in the Materials & Resources category, along with the Low-... Read more

Forum topic

Not sure if anyone is currently looking to hire someone, but I wanted to pass along info on Bohan Zhang in case anyone might be interested.  Bohan recently graduated from the GSD's MDes Energy and Environment program.  He also has an MArch degree, and I know took a number of courses in Real Estate and Finance at both MIT and Harvard.  I had him... Read more