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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

Interior doors may be a source of indoor emissions, and wood can be unsustainably sourced.

BuildingGreen-Approved Doors

BuildingGreen approves interior doors made from FSC-certified wood or reclaimed wood as well as composite doors with environmental features like:

rapidly renewable materials... Read more

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Welcome to the quiz portion of How to Build Green At No Added Cost

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


 

1. Know how to make a value proposition for green buildings.
2. Explain how shrinking a green building and investing in its envelope can reduce first costs of its... Read more

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Welcome to the quiz portion of Deep Dive into the Integrative Process with Marcus Sheffer (recorded webinar)

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


Define “integrative process,” understand its role in LEED BD+C v4 and v4.1, and leverage its power to promote advanced sustainability goals... Read more

Campus-wide Group

Credit - Rating System Correction

Under "All EVSE must meet the following requirements:" revise the first sentence of the third bullet to read as "Be capable of responding to time-of-use market signals (e.g. price). "

Credit - Rating System Correction

Replace all instances of "site boundary," "project site boundary," and "project boundary" with "LEED project boundary"

Credit - Rating System Correction

In the first line of the paragraph, the ")" after the text "device of" is moved to follow the word "device" so it becomes "(by automatic device) of..."

Credit - Rating System Correction

Revise the intents for both WE prerequisite Indoor Water Use Reduction and WE credit Indoor Water Use Reduction to read as follows:
"To reduce indoor potable water consumption and preserve no and low cost potable water resources."

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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

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Hello, all! I'm working on an in-depth article about adaptive thermal comfort. I'm looking for interviewees who have real-world experience of working with ATC on a project, including occupant feedback. If you have that kind of experience, I'd love to hear from you!

This is happening on a very tight timeline, so please get in touch with... Read more

Campus-wide Group

Credit - Rating System Correction

Option 1: Revise total number of points available from "(1-24)" to "(4-24)"

1. Replace Table 1 Points for percentage improvement in energy performance – % Cost PCI below PCIt with the following table:

ID+C Points

0%* 4
3% 5
6% 6
9% 7
12% 8
15% 9
18% 10
21% 11
... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

In the second paragraph, revise the first sentence to read, "Exclude excavated soil and land-clearing debris from calculations. Include materials destined for alternative daily cover (ADC) in the calculations as waste (not diversion).”