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Credit - Rating System Correction

Revise second sentence language to read as follows:

“Fulfill the requirements of Case 1 or Case 2, Option 1 (with no minor improvements within buffer areas) under SLL Prerequisite Wetland and Water Body Conservation.”

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Hello Sustainable MEP Leaders!

Over the weekend BuildingGreen received an inquiry about connecting with this peer network regarding a project. Please review David Cohan's email below to see if it is something of interest for this group.

We would invite you to reach out directly to David Cohan and let us here at BuildingGreen know... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

At the end of the option, add:Designated smoking areas may not be located in or proximate to places of respite used to meet the requirements of SS Credit 9.1: Connection to the Natural World

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Hi folks,

USGBC has commissioned this survey of the building industry about Federal tax incentives for building efficiency. They will be sharing results with congressional staff, so this might be a good opportunity to give them feedback from the field!

And it's just 10 minutes.

And, after you do the survey if you want to... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

Switch the footnote numbers so the text becomes the following:Provide low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles? for 3% of full-timeequivalent (FTE) occupants.Provide preferred parking? for these vehicles

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Hi folks,

As you've no doubt heard from us by now (several times), in lieu of Summer Summits this year we're offering a combination of events this fall. Our series kicked off last week with a great Regional Mini-Summit in Boston. Regional events like this were in our plans before COVID blew everything up, so this one was a long-time... Read more

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Cabinets are often made from unsustainable wood bound with adhesives that offgas formaldehyde and finishes that have high emissions or contain PVC.

BuildingGreen-Approved Cabinetry

Approved residential cabinetry has:

Sustainably sourced wood or fiber—either salvaged or FSC certified and verification of low... Read more

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of Re-Framing Sustainability: Green Structural Engineering.

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


 

1. List at least three design approaches to green structural engineering.
2. Recognize two issues that would encourage owners to invest in... Read more

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Testing several correct answers in one multiple-choice question.

Team Group

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The deadline for submitting presentations is coming up. This year ASHRAE is hosting a joint conference with Simbuild. We are just about to send out an extension announcement (It is now Feb 9th) , so there is still time to get an abstract for a presentation. 

Possible ideas for topics: 

Daylight - new metrics and... Read more

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Dear SD Leaders: I'm writing to make sure that you've seen a letter that has been circulating protesting the ‘pro-asbestos’ rule change the EPA is considering.  The letter is soliciting firm signatures/owners (as opposed to individuals).  I encourage you to sign and/or get your firm to sign ASAP. 

Please forward as well to any firm from... Read more

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This is a bit off the thread of sustainable design leadership, but how much design and/or leadership can you get done without an adequate amount of caffeination?

We are looking for recommendations and advice on improving the sustainability of our breakrooms, particularly on the subject of beverage (mostly coffee, but also a fair amount... Read more

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Hi folks,

I wanted to let people know about this webinar--I've heard it's good. If you do catch it please let us know what you think. Jason has offered to do a private version for our Peer Networks as well--I'd love to know how interested people would be in that opportunity.

November 14, 2019 from noon to 1 PM Pacific Time

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Hi, we need 3-4 folks to volunteer to join us to work out a draft Materials section for the Contractors Commitment.  Meeting set for 6/16 @ 2 PM CST.

Please message me at pslloyd@leopardo.com if interested in participating.  I will forward out the meeting invite. If the time doesn't work, but you want to participate, I will share info in... Read more

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BuildingGreen Team Memberships Give your team access to the ultimate green resource for designers.

Is your team ready to increase its sustainability knowledge? A team membership allows colleagues to work and learn collaboratively. We offer 10-person, 20-person, and 30-person team memberships. Make BuildingGreen your team's all-in-one... Read more

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Hi all, 

The San Francisco Department of the Environment is hoping to gather info from designers and specifiers about construction surplus materials. Their survey is 8 questions total and not limited to those in the SF area. 

Pasting info below if you have a chance to participate! 

Calling Designers and Specifiers:

... Read more

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Hi there colleagues!

Out of curiosity, do you plan on attending Greenbuild in person in San Diego in September? My staff asked me if we were going and my answer is partially contingent on the extent to which attending would mean getting to see some of our favorite people (read: all of you). Looking forward to taking the temperature of... Read more

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Cast-in-place concrete roof insulation is used to overcome dips and negative slopes in the roof plane.

BuildingGreen-Approved Concrete Roof Insulation 

BuildingGreen approves concrete roof insulation with notable environmental benefits, typically foamed or aerated concrete that adds insulation value to roof applications while... Read more