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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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Dear SLD-ers,

We have a project team considering the use of copper cladding for a high profile project in Vancouver. The preference is to use pure copper that is pre-patinated and does not have additional coatings.

We are attending a CEU from the Copper Development Association to understand options and environmental impact, but we... Read more

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The opportunity for water savings from installing efficient toilets, and from toilet replacement, is significant. In addition to improvements to the traditional gravity system, pressure- and vacuum-assisted flushing systems are available that offer superior performance—albeit often with some increase in flushing noise.

Cautions Certain... Read more

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Welcome to the quiz portion of BuildingGreen’s Top 10 Green Building Products for 2018.

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Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:


1.  Explain the transparency and optimization criteria in the LEED v4 (applicable to  Building Product Disclosure and Optimization credits in LEED v4 BD+C and... Read more

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You can download the guide here:
https://www.collaborativedesign.org/

And I would ask that any/all of you who find this interesting and useful to please share with your networks. We want it to get distributed far and wide!

- Clark

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Hi Green Gurus, 

I am happy to join this group, and would like to share a short introduction of myself. I’m Jais, and I am with FXCollaborative as a Sustainability Design Specialist working with Ilana Judah. I have been here little over a month and am enjoying it so much! 

I have studied architectural design focused on... Read more

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Hello - Other than hiring an acoustic consultant, I am wondering what in-house tools you are using internally at the design stage for modelling acoustic performance? 

Thanks, Mona

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Hi all - has anyone worked on a project with thermal energy storage tank design in the scope?  I'm wondering if anyone has recommendations for specialists or engineers who have experience.  Thanks!

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Hi All,

I try to respect this forum and limit sharing events to the ones that are extra exciting and this is one of them. Coming up on May 20th 4-6pm,  Built Environment Plus (formerly USGBC MA) is launching our Building Tech Forum v2.0 Series.  Here's the link to register: https://builtenvironmentplus.org/building-tech-forum-2020/

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Join your peers and BuildingGreen February 22–26, 2021 for an all you can eat buffet week of networking, problem solving, and connecting with sustainability leaders within your industry and across the Peer Networks! During this week we will create a space for you to offer and receive support, exchange ideas and resources, and become stronger,... Read more

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Welcome to the quiz portion of LEED vs. Green Globes: What's the Difference? (recorded webcast)

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Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:


 

1. Explain how LEED and Green Globes in turn approach key credit requirements.
2. Describe differences between LEED and Green Globes... Read more

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THIS WEBINAR PURCHASE AND REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

Tue, Oct 9th, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT)

Glazing is by far the most complex single component of our enclosures and it must be climate-tuned to boot. Getting the amount, the location, and the performance attributes of glazing is key to... Read more

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Emma's role at BuildingGreen includes coordinating social media activity, setting up and scheduling weekly emails, and completing various marketing projects. She is also responsible for ensuring that members receive continuing education credits.

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Welcome to the 3rd annual Sustainable Construction Leaders Summit

Over the past three years we’ve grown by getting to know each other, building trust, and advancing the Contractor Commitment. This year we’ll build on that foundation, with more sharing and strategic collaboration. 

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This year’s... Read more

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Replace the paragraph with the following text:Demonstrate energy efficiency performance that is better than 71% ofsimilar buildings (71st percentile or better) by benchmarking againstnational source energy data provided in the Portfolio Manager tool as analternative to energy performance ratings. Follow the detailed instructions inthe LEED... Read more