BuildingGreen Report

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For those who work for companies that track and offset their carbon each year, how do you do it? Looking for best practices and how you vetted where to send your money. Don't need insight on quantifying carbon footprint, just offsetting.  Thanks!

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Sustainability leadership has requested that you take this quiz to help assess sustainability literacy across the firm. Your own results will be presented to you at the end of the quiz but will not be shared with anyone else. Only aggregated, anonymized results will be available to others.

Please don’t do research to inform your answers... Read more

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first column, fourth row should be changed from "Energy & Atmosphere 6.1"to "Energy & Atmosphere 6.1(a) and 11.1"

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On LEEDuser we divide checklists into multiple project phases. Specifically:

Before the performance period Construction Construction documents Design development During the performance period Operations & maintenance Pre-design Schematic design

How many of these phases are relevant for BIT best practices?

Note that we also... Read more

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Welcome to the quiz portion of The PVC Debate: A Fresh Look

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


 

1. Catalog the history of PVC in the building industry.
2. Recount the connections between PVC and chlorine, dioxins, mercury, and vinyl chloride.
3. Explain the... Read more

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Replace all instances of "EPA Design for the Environment Program’s Standard for Safer Cleaning Products" with "EPA Safer Choice Standard"
and update the url to: epa.gov/saferchoice

Credit - Rating System Correction

EA prerequisite Minimum Energy Performance:
- revise Intent to read as follows: "To promote resilience and reduce the environmental and economic harms of excessive energy use that disproportionately impact frontline communities by achieving a minimum level of energy efficiency for the building and its systems."

EA credit... Read more

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Dear Sustainability Leaders,

During this time of shifting our lives and work to online, BuildingGreen is working quickly to assess the challenges and opportunities regarding the remaining Peer Network Summits for 2020. As timelines continue to be extended for social distancing (and virtually connecting!), we are mapping out the... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

Edit the first sentence of the requirements to read as "Measure all of the Quality of Life parameters below for a minimum period of the most recent calendar year within the past five years.

Replace "per capita" with "per 100,000 population" in the third bullet under item 4. Health and Safety

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I wanted to post a reminder for you all that the Sustainable Design Leaders Summit will be kicking off with a Pre-Summit workshop in Seattle July 31st, 9am - 3pm. If you are interested in joining your peers for this workshop, please see the registration link below. Also, if you know someone in the Seattle area that would be good to have in the... Read more

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Hello,

We have a mass timber purpose-built rental project specifying flooring at the moment and are trying to find a healthy flooring option while managing acoustics with CLT floorslabs. We don't typically spec vinyl flooring due to the health concerns around PVC, but the project is budget-conscious, and our flooring supplier is... Read more

Product Guide

The overwhelming majority of wallcoverings are flexible vinyl, laden with all the life-cycle concerns that come with PVC. Products used to contain orthophthalate plasticizers—which make up a large percentage of these products. Phthalates are not bound in the material and can slough off in dust, exposing occupants during everyday work or play.... Read more

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Hello Fellow Green Guru Members:  I am pleased to be a new member of the Sustainable Community Design Leaders (SCDL) forum, and look forward to learning and contributing here.  Also, in case you missed it, this week there were two important steps forward towards an eventual standardized Environmental-Social-Governance (ESG) reporting system... Read more

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Hello fellow SD leaders,

This is a quick note to re-introduce myself to this group. I am a lapsed member from the original tribe of 2008 who has found my way back on a trail of bread crumbs left by Nadav (thanks Nadav!). I'm just glad to be back amongst my people, sharing and learning from you all, as we help each other to get where we... Read more

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I would like to invite you to come see the progress of the Oakland EcoBlock on 4/21! Page is co-presenting at the ULI event and we have been pulling together the latest material. It would be great if you can join!

Posted yesterday on the OEB web page https://ecoblock.berkeley.edu/news/ Sign up here: https://sf.uli.org/events/detail/... Read more