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Gypsum is calcium sulfate dehydrate, which is mined or produced as a byproduct of flue gas desulphurization (FGD) from coal-fired power plants. FGD gypsum may contain trace contaminants from coal processing, but not enough to represent a hazard to users. Years ago, some imported products created indoor air quality problems that required... Read more


Welcome to the quiz portion of Programming Buildings for Health: WELL, Fitwel, and Beyond!

Important: This quiz covers all related articles within this topic. Scroll to the bottom of the article page to find links to all the articles covered by this quiz.

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Upon completing this course, participants will be... Read more


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For those who haven't heard yet, we've reached a critical milestone with the Contractor Commitment. 51% of the SCL network voted to approve the language of the current draft. That's the mark we needed to hit, so we can move forward with planning the launch! Thank you to all those who have worked tirelessly over the last two years developing... Read more

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Hi Everyone!

Does anyone have a good resource for whole-building embodied carbon benchmarks broken down by building use and building category (structure, foundation, envelope, interior)?

I know of CLF’s 2017 Benchmark Study (great resource!) and the One-Click LCA study on European Buildings but are there any others?  I know many... Read more

Reports, Courses, Study Guides, Live Webinars

The BuildingGreen Guide to Thermal Insulation provides detailed guidance on insulation products and practices, including recommendations on what insulation to use and what to avoid. It's a treasure trove of information for architects and designers, builders, and anyone who is actively considering the impact of insulation on the quality of your... Read more

Campus-wide Group

Credit - Rating System Correction

In item "a," in the fourth line, remove the second instance of "materials" so the text becomes "minimum, paper"

Credit - Rating System Correction

Below the "OPTION 2" heading, insert the heading "CASE 1. Non-Residential Projects"

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We broke up into 5 discussion groups by market sector:

Commercial office Education Healthcare & Labs Multifamily Civic/institutional/sports

Here are the proposed "guiding questions":

How do other firms define 'design thinking'? Do they have a standard process used across projects and, if so, how they have made that take hold... Read more

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Hi folks,

We often hear from you with a suggestion of someone who would be great for the network, and a question about how to refer them. We've now made that easy, with three steps laid out in an Outreach Toolkit that's posted in the left margin of the Member Directory.

So, if you're thinking of someone to invite or come across... Read more

Campus-wide Group

Firm-wide Group

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Hi Folks - sorry for the late notice, but I just heard about this two days ago and needed to get confirmation that I could share the request with htis group.

The opportunity is for business leaders in energy, efficiency, construction and design (i.e. all of us!) -

As you know, the flow of the historic federal infrastructure and... Read more

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Received answers from below questions from NIST Andy Persily

1. Is there a preferred bookends range of CO2 for both “optimal” energy and human performances?

Andy: No

2.Is the ASHRAE ventilation of 1000-1200 ppm average, probably not based on performance, suggesting current ventilation rate is sub-optimal with cognitive... Read more

Team Group

Peer Networks

  This Bay Area Mini-Summit will, first off, provide a chance for us to reconnect in person with opportunities for networking and getting (re)acquainted within and across our networks. See here for Covid protocols and other information (will be kept up to date with the latest details).
  We’ll start with a Show & Tell: each of you will... Read more


Welcome to the quiz portion of Design for Adaptation: Living in a Climate-Changing World.

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


1. Identify the major known causes of climate change
2. Describe the range and reliability of predicted temperature changes.
3. List... Read more