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Though BuildingGreen has long supported the use of electric hand dryers as a more environmentally friendly hand drying option, the majority of evidence appears to support paper towels as a preferred method of controlling the spread of potential pathogens. 

And even the most efficient hand dryers contribute significant CO2 to the... Read more

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of New Concepts in LEED v4.

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


 

1. Recognize the ways in which the Integrative Process credit requires teams to analyze opportunities early in design.
2. Describe how the new Location and Transportation... Read more

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of What Makes a Product Green Today?

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


Identify and explain 30 green attributes of building products that can be used to make selections in order to increase environmental sustainability and protect the health of occupants... Read more

Team Group

Campus-wide Group

Peer Networks

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 resources,... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

Change the 3 point threshold from 252 to 250.

Credit - Rating System Correction

Following the text of "Option 3," insert the following text:OROPTION 4For projects that have no minimum local zoning requirements, provide 25% fewer parking spaces than the applicable standard listed in the 2003 Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) "Parking Generation" study at http://www.ite.org.

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Upman LaTole

Campus-wide Group

Credit - Rating System Correction

Revise credit name to ‘Compact, Mixed Use and Transit Oriented Development’

Revise Intent to read as: "To encourage compact and mixed use development, high levels of connectivity and daily walking, biking, and transit use."

Credit - Rating System Correction

"Clarification: Unique residential projects that do not meet the intent of a single family home but are also not being built like a multifamily building, such as fraternity houses and assisted living facilities, may submit a CIR and will be ruled on a case by case basis. Rulings will ensure the HSA is not over-penalizing or over-rewarding... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

Replace section with that of the supplementary document.

Credit - Rating System Correction

In the first line of the first paragraph, replace "qualified" with "eligible" so the text becomes "...ENERGY STAR

Firm-wide Group

Forum topic

Hi - I'm wondering if you have recommendations for a web/mobile app for occupants to self-assess comfort at regular intervals. I've downloaded comfy, but it wants to actually DO something about thermal discomfort by alerting discomfort and connecting, I believe, to the BMS. We just want to collect information at this point. And since I'm a... Read more

Forum topic

All--

A few months ago, I sent around a note about an article I was writing about the state of post-occupancy studies. It finally came out, in the latest issue of Metropolis. Great quotes and work from Payette, EDR, KieranTimberlake, HKS, and others. Thanks to all for helping with this.

I don't believe it's available online yet,... Read more

Campus-wide Group

Forum topic

I'm looking to compile an outdoor weather station for a local project, and we'd like to add local outdoor CO2 information to our data. I usually work with Onset HOBO products, but they don't offer an outdoor CO2 sensor. Their weather stations can take data from any CO2 sensor with an analog output - does anyone have any suggestions?