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I have a request from an Architecture firm to do a Fitwel Core and Shell certification.  I don't do that type of thing - anybody out there interested in this type of work?

Respond here or just email at me annehicksharney@gmail.com.

Product Guide

CEUs are available for reading all the building-envelope product guides and primer. Click here to learn more and take the quiz.

Radiant barriers work by reflecting heat from a heat source. When faced away from a heat source, radiant barriers also work because of their low emissivity, which means that they allow relatively little... Read more

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Welcome to the quiz portion of Finding Furniture Without Toxic Flame Retardants.

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


 

1. Explain why avoiding toxic flame retardants is important.
2. Explain how we were swindled into dosing our buildings and our bodies with flame... Read more

Reports, Courses, Study Guides, Live Webinars

This webinar took place on Tuesday, October 27 2020 “We can’t build sustainable buildings without sustainable products” –Nadav Malin.

If you don’t spend your “day-to-day” in the healthy materials space, it’s hard to create strategy and align your company to meet your customers' (what seems to be) ever-changing asks and project goals. This... Read more

Forum topic

We are working on a large, commercial, LEED project in the Wash DC area, and the Construction Management firm needs LEED administrative/documentation assistance on their end of the process.  The construction is underway but the CM lacks the staff. 

Can anyone suggest a LEED consultant in the DC area that can work for the CM -- managing... Read more

Team Group

Campus-wide Group

Credit - Rating System Correction

Add an asterisk to the end of "private lavatory faucets" in the first column of the table.

Credit - Rating System Correction

Under INPATIENT UNITS, revise the first sentence so that it reads, "A minimum of 90% of the inpatient units, staff areas, and public areas shall be..."

Credit - Rating System Correction

In the first line of the first paragraph, replace the word "building" with "tenant space" so the text becomes "...for the tenant spaces (not..."

Credit - Rating System Correction

Revise credit intent to read: "To contribute to the comfort and well-being of all building occupants by establishing minimum standards for indoor air quality (IAQ). "

E-Product Display

Campus-wide Group

Credit - Rating System Correction

Under the Schools Only section, add Option 1, Table 1a and Table 1b from the requirements for NC, CS, Retail, and Hospitality. After the Option 1 heading, add "Path 1. Surrounding Density."

After the paragraph beginning "Physical education spaces..." add the following language for Path 2:

Path 2. Connected Site
... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

Remove Footnote, "CO2 monitoring is required in densely occupied spaces, in addition to outdoor air intake flow measurement."

Portal

 

Credit - Rating System Correction

Add a superscript for footnote 2 to each occurrence of the term "preferred parking". Add a second footnote at the bottom of the Requirements: 2 "To establish a meaningful incentive in all potential markets, the parking rate must be discounted at least 20%. The discounted rate must be available to all eligible customers (i.e. not limited to the... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

In the first line of the first paragraph, replace the text "LEED 2009 for Schools" with "LEED 2009 for New Construction, Schools and Core & Shell"

Product Guide

Our guideline of 1.5 gmp exceeds that of WaterSense and CALGreen. We also suggest performance criteria.

Everyone wants to save water, but low-flow shower units have been faulted for delivering poor performance—leading people to spend more time in the shower or to remove the showerhead and replace it with an older, higher-flow showerhead... Read more