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The Water Sub-Group met today. This group is working on three items: 

1. Project Water Plan Template

2. Project Water Tracking Form Template

3. Research and Resources Document

The Meeting minutes are attached. The next meeting is 5/19/20 @ 2:30 PM CST, via webex and teleconference.  Please contact me if you would... Read more

Campus-wide Group

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Remove 9 instances of references to qualified energy rater in LEED v4 Homes and Midrise rating system requirements, as indicated below.

(Instances 1 and 2) EA PREREQUISITE: MINIMUM ENERGY PERFORMANCE (MIDRISE), Option 2. Commissioning using Prescriptive Path:

Requirement 1. Reduced Heating and Cooling Distribution System... Read more

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In the title for the option, remove "Green Guide for Health care v2.2"

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The language "at least 70% of the built environment" should be replaced with "at least70% of the buildable land". On p. 41, the heading for Table 9 is correct.

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Hello Everyone!

Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information regarding an All Peer Networks 2020 Summit Season Closing August 10th, 3-5pm ET (Noon-2pm PT).

Register HERE to get it on your calendar! The staff at BuildingGreen are looking forward to planning a fun and engaging cross-network event focused on this... Read more

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Hello Green Gurus,

Here’s a reminder that our first Show & Tell for 2021 is happening next week! Monday, February 1st from 7-8pm ET and Tuesday, February 2nd from 4-5pm ET, come see your peers from all networks present for five minutes each on a variety of topics relating to their work.

This event is connected with the Summit-... Read more

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Hi Everyone!

I'm Emily, GCI General Contractor's Sustainability Manager in San Francisco. Nice to meet you all.

I started with the company in 2013 and since then we've doubled in employees. I have been handling sustainability solo, until about 8 months ago, when we hired Alejandra Arce Gomez full-time to help manage the... Read more

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Currently, the BIT User site is fully accessible without having to log in (unless you want to edit or add content, of course). The time has come, however, to start restricting access only to logged-in users.

Which sections will be freely visible, and which will be visible only to registered users? Here's what I recall from our earlier... Read more

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I'm loving the winning projects this year--congratulations to everyone who participated in making them so great! 

(In case you missed the announcement, here's our slideshow on BuildingGreen, and here are the winners with all the details on AIA.org)

Nadav

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Hi all,

Our team has been working hard to wrap up this year's SCL Summit Report, and we're excited to announce that it is finally complete!

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1zcSPctZ1BiyPQomiw4wTQLajR816mm3KJV0BL5B14-0/edit?usp=sharing

In addition to the usual summary of key points from the summit, this report captures... Read more

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Hello Green Gurus,

Here is the information for this month's Peer Networks Webinar, Adapting the Construction Process for Passive House. We hope you will join us!

Register HERE.

Adapting the Construction Process for Passive House
Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
2pm - 3pm ET (11am - 12pm PT)

Description
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Author

Trista Little, Erika Duran, and Paula Melton

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Under "The EVSE must:" revise the first sentence of the third bullet to read as "Be capable of responding to time-of-use market signals (e.g. price). "

Product Guide

OSB subflooring typically contains formaldehyde, and wood may not be sustainably sourced.

BuildingGreen-Approved Subflooring

Products approved by BuildingGreen contain no added formaldehyde or are available with FSC-certified content.

Magnesium oxide panels, which are particularly insect and moisture resistant, are also approved... Read more

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Replace first table of the section

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Replace the first paragraph with the following text:Light areas only as required for safety and comfort. Exterior lightingpower densities shall not exceed those specified inANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 with Addenda? for thedocumented lighting zone. Justification shall be provided for theselected lighting zone. Lighting controls for all... Read more

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Revise the below LT credit intents as follows:

LTc Sensitive Land Protection
"To cultivate community resilience, avoid the development of environmentally sensitive lands that provide critical ecosystem services and reduce the environmental impact from the location of a building on a site."

LTc High Priority Site... Read more