BuildingGreen Report

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Happy Friday Everyone!

Hoping to add a bit of excitement to the end of your week: 

Here is the Sustainable Construction Leaders 2020 Summit Report.


RoseAnn for Candace, Nadav, and the BuildingGreen team

Product Guide

Lighting can be inefficient and have poor quality, short lifespans, and toxic ingredients.

BuildingGreen-Approved Replacement Lamps and Lighting

BuildingGreen approves a variety of replacement lamps

and lighting, including:

Energy Star-qualified LED replacement lamps (or light bulbs), including A19 Edison, screw-in products... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

In fourth line of the paragraph (third of the Rating System), change "600F" to "60

Campus-wide Group

Campus-wide Group


Welcome to the quiz portion of Energy Modeling for Early Design Decisions (recorded webcast)

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


1. Explain how energy codes and standards are pushing commercial projects beyond what they can do without modeling.
2. Describe the key... Read more

Team Group

Firm-wide Group


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Hello SDLs!

Here is the 2018 SDL Summer Summit Report, ENJOY!

In a couple of weeks we will share this report with the broader Green Gurus group. 

We are also working on setting up a webinar to present the 2018 SDL Summer Summit Report and discuss the Summit!

All the best,


Credit - Rating System Correction

Revise Table 1 as follows:

1. Remove TO-15 from "ASTM and U.S. EPA methods" column
2. Add the full list of target chemicals, except formaldehyde, from CDPH Standard Method v1.1 in place of the single row (Target chemicals listed in CDPH Standard Method v1.1, Table 4.1, except formaldehyde) and revise the Maximum... Read more

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Hi Fellow SDLers: I'm writing to share intel about two recent climate change articles that provide links to some great new resources:

1. From the AIA Trust: An excellent article in this month's AIA Trust Newsletter on "Climate Impact on Professional Liability." This includes links to some useful resources including the new AIA Hazard and... Read more

Team Group

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Hello lovely Green Gurus. Hope you all are well. I am wondering if anyone has installed an indoor sports floor that performed well and is low-emitting. This is for a multi-purpose gymnasium at a community center. Any chance?  Thanks All!

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I would like to invite you to come see the progress of the Oakland EcoBlock on 4/21! Page is co-presenting at the ULI event and we have been pulling together the latest material. It would be great if you can join!

Posted yesterday on the OEB web page Sign up here: Read more


Sustainability leadership has requested that you take this quiz to help assess sustainability literacy across the firm. Your own results will be presented to you at the end of the quiz but will not be shared with anyone else. Only aggregated, anonymized results will be available to others.

Please don’t do research to inform your answers... Read more

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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

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Hi friends,

We recently tracked our water consumption on site during the structural demolition of some existing reinforced concrete buildings.  The new OSHA silica regulations required us to keep dust to virtually zero, so we had a bunch of mist cannons and water hoses pumping water around the clock.  We consumed ~855,000 gallons in a... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

Delete Option 1 header text "Option 1. ASHRAE Standard 55-2017"
Delete Option 2 text :
Option 2. ISO Standards
Design HVAC systems and the building envelope to meet the requirements of the applicable standard:
• ISO 7730:2005, Ergonomics of the Thermal Environment, analytical determination and interpretation... Read more

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Hi there, 

We know some of you have been vetting the Contractor's Commitment within your company and are eager to sign up. Good news--enrollment is now live on the website! Download the form by clicking 'Sign the Commitment' on the right sidebar and return it to me with your logo. Any bets on who will sign up first?

https://www.... Read more