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Curious what people's 'best' experiences or recommendations are for load calculations and energy modeling regarding electrochromic glazing... hoping I can lean on others as it's just now becoming more of a talking point in our market here in Omaha. 

Specific questions including whether load and energy modeling software are separate (... Read more

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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


Welcome to the quiz portion of Deep Material Vetting (That Won't Chew Through Your Design Budget).

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


1. Align product vetting with goals that aim to mitigate occupant exposure and environmental toxicity.
2. Foster partnerships with... Read more

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Hi Fellow SD Leaders: This webinar from the AIA and the Building Resilience Coalition looks highly relevant and with some great speakers. It's free and open to all (I think...not sure how AIAU works for non-members.)

Free climate change risk webinar 10/23

Join members of 52 organizations of the Resilience Building Coalition for... Read more

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Hi GGs,

We are looking to do a renovation of a very leaky old office space, and we want to get a good snapshot of air quality and effective envelope R values both before and after.

Does anyone have experience with:

1. installing heat flux sensors on windows and walls

2. deploying IAQ measurement devices that can log... 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

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Hi All,

Structure Tone just released their annual Sustainability, Resiliency, and Wellness Report.

Download a copy here.

I’m curious what people think.

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Hi Green Gurus,

We have recently had a beloved member of the HKS DesignGreen team relocate to Toronto due to work visa challenges in the US. Our loss could be your gain if you have an office in Toronto! We are hoping to collect a list of leads for him once the dust settles on his move and he begins his job hunt. If you have any... Read more

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Our all-volunteer Advisory Board helps BuildingGreen identify the most critical topics for our coverage, and directs our research as we investigate these topics and bring them to our readers. Their distinguished and varied service in the field of environmentally responsible building is an inspiration.

Steve Baczek, R.A., Reading, MA Bob... Read more

Firm-wide Group

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The AIA is NOT announcing the COTE Top Ten award winners this Wednesday.  Both the firm and student juries were held last month and winners were chosen.  But the AIA is focused on COVID-19 info only now, restricting other communications.  That is why the COTE newsletter has disappeared from your mailboxes.

Maybe i am the only one who... Read more

Peer Networks

  By Invitation Only:  BuildingGreen Sustainable Construction Leaders Summit

Including a cross-disciplinary working session with SDL members

Gather with the Changemakers in Sustainable Construction

You are invited to join BuildingGreen and your peers for the Summit that has always delivered on driving our movement forward. Over... Read more

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Hi Fellow SDLers: I'm sure you're like me and thrilled at the news of the Senate's passage of the historic climate bill yesterday. And also are likely on pins and needles until it's passed the House and signed into law. What a conclusion of a terrible roller-coaster ride that is our Congressional system.

I'm writing to pass along a... Read more

Campus-wide Group

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Hi All, 

As I mentioned at the summit, I'd like to start a discussion thread on knowledge management, company Intranets, and limiting Information overload as it pertains to sustainability. Those who are interested can share thoughts and experiences via this thread and maybe we'll set up an occasional phone call.  

Here are the... Read more

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Hello Everyone,

LHB continues our search for a Regenerative Design Specialist to oversee our multi-discipline firm's goal to reach regenerative design.  This is a leadership position with unique opportunities to influence architecture and engineering across many market sectors. 

We understand it's been an exhausting year and that... Read more

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Our firm was asked by a government client in Canada to update their specifications for concrete to capture low embodied carbon as a performance metric. From the SDL group's knowledge of concrete procurement:

What are the chances of systematically obtaining cement specified with 10% lower carbon intensity? What's viable in the current... Read more

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Hello Green Gurus, here's a reminder that this webinar is happening one week from today!

Register here.

Sustainable Community Design Leaders: Who we are, What we do
Tuesday, February 16th, 2021
3 - 4pm ET (12 - 1pm PT)

Description: Join this live webinar to learn about the brand-new Sustainable Community Design... Read more