BuildingGreen Report

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In the fourth row of the second paragraph, replace "lightor" with "light or"

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Dear Colleagues:

This is a request from AIA COTE Advocacy to sign another petition on behalf of your firm. I know it's incomprehensible that we have to do this, but we at AIA COTE Advocacy think the US Federal Emergency Management Agency's removal of the term "climate change" from all their strategic planning documents is evidence of an... Read more

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Add "(Required)" after the 40 point threshold

Campus-wide Group

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Browse Our Knowledge Base Sustainable Materials Material Selection Material Transparency Avoiding Toxic Chemicals Efficient Use of Materials Reduced Manufacturing Impacts... Read more

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

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The Sustainable Design Leaders group has had awesome, inspiring Summits for ten years now—and there is so much more we can do can to make it a thriving, essential year-round community. To do that we have to extend the trusted “safe space” of the Summits into our online conversations.

And other groups are just getting started on a... Read more


This summit was pre-approved for  6 GBCI CE hours.

Please complete the survey question to confirm... Read more


Welcome to the quiz portion of Video: Making the Green Insulation Choice for Your Project.

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


1. Discuss how insulation works.
2. Explain why certain materials make more sense than others in particular applications.
3. Summarize... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

In the second line of the fourth bulleted item, remove the superscript "2" after "equipment"

Peer Networks

Welcome to the 3rd annual Sustainable Construction Leaders Summit!

Over the past 3 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. 

Format and Schedule

This year’s Summit... Read more

Firm-wide Group

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This is not my area of expertise but our contactor has suggested central heat pump hot water (CHPHW) is $1m more expensive than gas fired domestic hot water for a 150 unit multi-family residential building in Massachusetts. The Building Decarbonization Practice Guide is extremely helpful but, from their comments, it is all coming... Read more

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Michael led Opsis through several workshops as we began our journey to create a more equitable and socially just workplace. Michael had a great sense of humor and a really kind manner. I feel deep gratitude for having known him and for the lasting impact he has had on our lives. I know others in this group also worked with Michael and would... Read more

Product Guide

Conventional asphalt and concrete contribute to excessive stormwater runoff and pollution.

BuildingGreen-Approved Pavements and Pavers

We look for products that improve on the environmental characteristics of asphalt as well as permeable alternatives to concrete. These include:

asphalt and concrete mixes incorporating high... Read more

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Hi folks,

We've arranged a room where we can gather for an hour and check in during the Thursday afternoon reception time at Living Future. If you'll be there, come join us!

Thursday, May 2 at 5:30, Skykomish Room (#604, 6th floor)

The group will be mostly Sustainable Design Leaders, as that's by far our largest group, but... Read more

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Happy Earth Day! I'm sharing the results of our office Earth Day Mind Map, a collaborative event lead by our Green Team with office-wide participation. 

We are celebrating with a virtual happy hour later today and will use the Mind Map to generate conversation and sharing.

I would love to hear... Read more

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Hi All,

Elkus Manfredi Architects in Boston is looking to fill a few positions -if you know of anyone looking in the Boston area, plesae let me know or send them my way.

Specifically looking for an entry-level person with specialized expertise in parametric modeling, conceptual energy modeling and... Read more

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Hello All,

Through a regional School of Architecture, our firm has been connected with a very intriguing startup that has been engineering a new rooftop wind energy technology. They are developing a system to economically capture the increased wind flows at the edges of commercial building rooftops. They have engineered this system,... Read more