Credit - Rating System Correction

Below the box, insert the following text as a footnote:?Project teams wishing to use ASHRAE approved addenda for thepurposes of this credit may do so at their discretion. Addenda mustbe applied consistently across all LEED credits.


Welcome to the quiz portion of Cladding: More Than Just a Pretty Façade

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


1. Explain how different commercial wall assemblies handle moisture.
2. Know what questions to ask to determine a cladding system's environmental impact.... Read more

Reports, Courses, Study Guides, Live Webinars


Live webinar approved for 1 AIA LU and 1 GBCI CE hour. Each person intending to earn CEU credits must purchase their own seat.

Why high-performance assemblies? And why now? Today we demand better thermal performance from our building assemblies than... Read more

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Greetings, colleagues!

Here's an opportunity for this community from AIA COTE Advocacy: US Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY), Ranking Member of the Environment Subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, is looking for input from national stakeholder groups to help develop new federal climate legislation. Congressman Tonko... Read more

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Greetings, Green Gurus:

As unbelievable as it sounds, the Environmental PROTECTION Agency has launched a PR blitz in support of their "new use rule" on asbestos. So the BuildingGreen community needs to push back harder. I'm reposting the links to the letter of opposition that Mary Ann Lazarus put up last week. We definitely need more... Read more

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Hello Everyone,

Here is the 2019 SCL Demographics Report, thank you to everyone who submitted responses. Enjoy!

The SCL Salary Survey Report will be coming next and please note that the Salary Survey is only distributed to those who participated.

All the best,


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Were we given any warning that LEED Online and would be down for a week?  

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Hello Green Gurus!

We have some exciting details for the next All Peer Networks webinar on Design Agency & Civic Engagement: Building Sustainable Communities.

REGISTER HERE - Hope to see you there!

Design Agency & Civic Engagement: Building Sustainable Communities
June 25th, 2020
3pm - 4pm ET (Noon - 1pm... Read more

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Has anyone done any museums in which they hired an independent QA/QC specialist? Or perhaps, your firm offers QA/QC services and experise in this area? If so, could you please reach out to me? I'm wondering what firm you used and what your experience was. Was it worth the fee?

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Hello all,

This month's SCDL call was full of great discussion! We decided this month that we are feeling good about where we are for the Task Force Agreement on defining social sustainabiltiy in our work. The aim is to work with this agreement for a while and see if it holds up as a process framework. There was also interest to invite... Read more

Product Guide

Wood was the first material used in window frame and sash construction, and it remains popular for homes with its warm feel and relatively high energy efficiency.

BuildingGreen-Approved Windows

Wood windows must achieve an NFRC-certified unit U-factor of 0.22 or lower. Manufacturers also must demonstrate that their highest-performing... Read more


For more than 30 years, Alex Wilson has been the most trusted voice on energy efficiency and environmentally responsible design and construction. Since launching Environmental Building News (EBN) in 1992, he’s built a reputation, resources, and staff to provide the foundation for BuildingGreen, a consulting and information company... Read more

Campus-wide Group

Credit - Rating System Correction

Revise Option titles as follows:

Option 1. Innovation (1-6 points)
Option 2. Exemplary Performance (1-6 points)
Option 3. GBCI Rating Systems (1-6 points)

Under Option 2, remove second sentence that starts "An exemplary performance point is typically..."

Under Option 3, add a the following... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

Add the following after the first sentence of the fourth paragraph: "Projects outside the U.S. may use a local sampling methodology, whichever is more stringent."

Credit - Rating System Correction

Replace the entire text with "? The requirement to use ASHRAE Addenda I is unique to this credit and does not obligate Project teams to use ASHRAE approved addenda for other credits."

Credit - Rating System Correction

WE credit Water Metering:
- revise Intent to read as follows: "To conserve low cost potable water resources and support water management and identify opportunities for additional water savings by tracking water consumption."

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Dear SDL: I'm writing to urge you to promote project submittals in your firm and region to the 2018 AIA COTE Top Ten  (TT) Award. The submittal deadline is 5PM EST  January 17, 2018 - coming right up!  The TT awards are one of the most recognized design awards for the general public and receive wide circulation through mainstream media.   AIA... Read more

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My name is Douglas Flandro. I am the sustainable design leader at CambridgeSeven in Cambridge, MA. I started my career in film and theater design. I moved into museum exhibit design with a graduate degree in interior architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2003. I still design museum exhibits for science museums, nature visitor... Read more