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Product Guide

There are a variety of products and practices that contribute to environmentally friendly landscaping.

BuildingGreen-Approved Landscaping Products Edging

BuildingGreen approves products with recycled content or other environmental benefits.

Erosion Protection

Natural-fiber erosion protection options include coir (coconut-... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

In the third line of the paragraph, remove the text ", found at (http://www.energy.ca.gov/title24_1998_standards/residential_acm/CHAPTER0...)." so the text becomes "...Approval Manual."

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of The Building Envelope: Primers from Environmental Building News.

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


 

1. Explain how thermal mass helps maintain indoor thermal comfort in buildings.
2. Describe the differences between closed-cell and... Read more

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of The Urgency of Embodied Carbon and What You Can Do About It​​!

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


Define “embodied carbon” and explain why embodied carbon is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions, which threaten health and safety... Read more

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Hi All,

I just tried to post a minute ago but it said my connection was lost, so I'm starting over again. You may see two similar posts from me.

Alejandra and I started a document (attached) with ideas on how we can tackle some of the issues we are currently facing with zero waste, as a follow up to our conversation last Friday... Read more

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So I was testing assigning a BIT Expert to a Best Practice and I am having trouble getting the profile image to appear.  

When I upload a profile picture, it appears on the standard profile page from "My Account" but when I navigate to the BIT Best Practice 01, the image does not show and it takes me to another profile page that does... Read more

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Hi: Is anyone individually or at a firm level offsetting their travel through Certified Emissions Reduction (CER) or Verified Emissions Reduction (VER) credits? I'm trying to research a valid approach to doing this and running into a few different options - some even with apps. I'd appreciate any wisdom from this great group.

Thanks.... Read more

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If anyone else has gotten confused going between parts-per-million and percentages (parts per hundred!) for material reporting here's a little infographic that might help. Feel free to use or improve! 

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Team,

See this paper regarding outside air vs. filtration.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360132313002515

MERV-13 is a good way to get most benefits without a huge cost.

Best,
Luke Leung

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This are opportunities for us to get involved as design and construction allies with the new administration and the US Department of Energy on more efficient building.

The first link below is for low-carbon projects that will provide the case studies and solutions that the industry can follow.  The second is identifying barriers and... Read more

Product Guide

Concrete production and transportation give this popular building material a massive environmental footprint.

BuildingGreen-Approved AAC Products

Autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) contains no portland cement, is lightweight for lower-impact shipping, and has a higher R-value. BuildingGreen approves AAC products manufactured in... Read more