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Announcing Sustainability Leaders Week: 2021 Summit-Palooza

Join us for a week of networking, sharing, and problem-solving! During the week of February 22–26, 2021 you can connect with sustainability leaders within your discipline as well as across the Peer Networks. We’ll create a space for you to offer support, exchange ideas and... Read more

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Revise the language below Data Centers Only to read as follows: "In addition to the requirements above, analyze efficiency measures focused on IT load reduction and HVAC-related strategies. Collocated data centers may use the CS percentage improvement thresholds in lieu of NC thresholds to earn points in Table 1 and Table 2."

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In restriction "c," replace the text with "Only two establishments of a single type may be counted (e.g., if five restaurants are within the required distance, only two may be counted)."

Campus-wide Group

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Under Option 2, revise the first paragraph to read as follows:

Existing:
‘Adopt a Natural Resource Conservation and Restoration Plan within the last five years or develop one based on the study carried out under NS Prerequisite: Ecosystem Assessment to meet requirements for ANY three features of the ecosystems’

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Add showers and kitchen sinks to the list of fixtures:
"Calculations are based on estimated occupant usage and must include only the following fixtures and fixture fittings (as applicable to the project scope): water closets, urinals, lavatory faucets, showers, kitchen sink faucets and pre-rinse spray valves. Fixtures used for clinical use... Read more

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Replace section with that of the supplementary document.

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should be: 100%; 87.5%; 75%; 62.5%; 50%; 37.5%; 25%;and 12.5%. Values in column 3 should be: 0%; 12.5%; 25%; 37.5%; 50%; 62.5%; 75%; and 87.5%.

Firm-wide Group

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We are T-minus two days from the ILFI unconference and I am looking forward to seeing a bunch of you there.  I have a vague memory about there being a meet up scheduled - can somebody remind me of where/when.

Also, can folks that are speaking post a reply about when their session is and what the topic is please.

Thanks in advance... Read more

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Sujatha Das of Haskell has put together a survey to help define the role of a Construction Company Sustainability Manager--I thought this is something many here might be willing to help with, and benefit from! 

Sujatha will share the results of the survey with those that participate assuming they provide the optional contact information... Read more

Campus-wide Group

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Have any of you relied on Green Badger for LEED documentation on projects?

I am familiar with the tool and know Tommy from my time in Atlanta, but have not used it on a construction project.

Have you found value? Thoughts?

Either way, they publish a pretty nifty "LEED v4 Construction Tool Kit" that may be useful for your... Read more

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In the sentence below Table 1. Baseline water consumption of fixtures and fittings, delete the following phrase: "the supply pressure must be consistent in the baseline and proposed case."

Revise the sentence below Table 2. Standards for appliances so that it reads as follows: "*Projects in Europe may install residential appliances... Read more

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Hi Everyone,

Please mark your calendars for next Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 3pm ET (Noon PT) for an SCL webcast with Mark Chen at Skanska and Emi LaFountain at Turner Construction on Quantifying Jobsite Carbon Emissions. 

Description:

Quantifying Jobsite Carbon Emissions w/ Turner and Skanska
The focus of embodied... Read more

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Under Case 1, first sentence, revise IRC section reference from Section 1504.4 to Section 1503.4.

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For any of you who are already tracking your Scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions: Do you do so through a program (like the Carbon Disclosure Project) or do you have an in house excel file or ???? I'm looking for a good template and am open to suggestions.  Looking for what you like and what you find challenging.  Thank you.

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In the first bullet under 3. Lighting Power Density, replace the word "overall" with "interior"