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In looking for ways to reduce jobsite waste and lower our carbon emissions, I'm working on a business plan for centralized procurement, in lieu of individual project purchasing their own tools, PPE, & consumables. I'm curious as to how many other GC's on here use (or have used) a central purchasing process and if you have any pros/cons... Read more
I'm wondering if any of you know how to track the GWP for materials that do not have an EPD? I'm trying to do a carbon comparison on batteries but neither one has an EPD that I can find. Thanks for any guidance you may have.
As you may know, this network is part of a family of Sustainability Leader Peer Networks that BuildingGreen hosts. They each have their own private forum, and there is also a shared cross-network forum called "Green Gurus."
Those of you have already paid in to be part of this network moving forward have automatically... Read more
Many wood veneer panels are unsustainably sourced, and some have high formaldehyde emissions.BuildingGreen-Approved Veneer Paneling
Veneer panels approved by BuildingGreen:use substrates that meet CARB Phase 2 ultra-low-emitting (ULEF) or no-added-formaldehyde (NAF) emissions requirements and contain FSC-certified wood content or... Read more
So our last webinar effort flamed out with the overloaded internet, but we've regrouped and have the session scheduled for this Thursday 4/2 at 1:10. We pre-recorded the webinar to make sure everything goes smoothly and I have to say that Mike is delivering some pretty fantastic content. It doesn't engage LCA tools, rather focusing on core... Read more
Welcome to the quiz portion of Can We Replace Foam Insulation?
Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:
1. List four ways in which foam is environmentally problematic and provide four examples of foam replacements.
2. Discuss the industry's relationship with foam... Read more
Later today, we will be delivering the BITuser development site ready for content input. Andrea has created instructions to help get you started.
We would like to set up a few editor profiles for you. Could you let us know who should have a profile for content management? We need first and last name and an email.
... Read more
Reports, Courses, Study Guides, Live Webinars
Concrete and other cementitious materials have both environmental advantages and disadvantages. As builders and designers, should we be looking for alternatives or embracing concrete over competing materials?
This special report takes a look at how these materials are made, presents the key environmental considerations relating to their... Read more
The current Stantec/BuildingGreen featured topic is Resilient Design. Read on to learn the essentials, and then dive deep to earn CEUS.
Also see the Material Health featured topic, and also a survey of topics trending in Stantec’s regions.... Read more
WEDNESDAY NOV. 14
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Dan Winter, Neil Pegram, and Chris... Read more
Our CM recently offered up the possibility of substituting Pozzotive into our structural and paving concrete mix (www.pozzotive.com) on a large public building. Apparently it is on a level with the cost of standard cement.
We are eager to reduce the project's embodied carbon, and this seems almost too good to be true.
I would like to warmly invite all of you to our Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies 25th anniversary events. I think the events are very pertinent to what this group is about and are all free. If you are in the LA area please come! The 11th includes an outdoor reception at the center after the presentations. It’s also an... Read more
I was recently asked if there is a way to quantify financially what one MT eCO2 might be worth in the context of a building owner reducing their own carbon emissions. How do you put a dollar value on those reductions? Does anyone have experience with that or can you point me to the correct resource to answer this question?
Guiding questions:There are so many topics under 'Sustainability' - what do we focus on? How do SD Leaders allocate their time? What technologies, resources and staff do we utilize to meet our goals? How do we infiltrate the office and make more people want to be a part of what we do? There are so many topics under 'Sustainability' -... Read more
We have a K-12 school project that is using a R-60 flat roof assembly as an energy & costing benchmark (along with other energy efficiency measures but this is the relevant detail to our question). The project mechanical engineer is not onboard with a number of our energy conservation measures and has been sharing... Read more