BuildingGreen Report

Credit - Rating System Correction

(1) In the first sentence of the paragraph, replace the text "and as additionally detailed in the LEED Reference Guide for Green Building Design and Construction, 2009 Edition" with "or the ISO method listed in the table below. Testing must be done in accordance with one standard; project teams may not mix requirements from the EPA Compendium of... Read more

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Hi SD Leaders: I'm writing to get your help identifying any experts or projects where all-electric HVAC solutions are being implemented in a large new build healthcare/patient care setting. The client has raised concerns about the reliability of an electric re-heat system and its ability to promptly respond to temperature controls. They also... Read more

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Calling all Sustainable Design Leaders - Coming up on March 1st, we’re hosting a virtual SDL check-in. We’ll have a round of five-minute presentations as well as a refresh of the SDL Steering Group.

Quick point of clarification: For those who’ve been around for a while, you may remember this group as the “SDL Regional Leaders”. As we’ve... Read more

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Product Guide

Replacing windows is expensive and comes with high impacts, but simple films can improve performance.

BuildingGreen-Approved Films

BuildingGreen approves three types of window films:

surface-applied films that have earned NFRC ratings and have a minimum 10-year warranty seasonal flexible-film kits bird-safety films Energy... Read more

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For those who are visiting Chicago, Kira Gould has asked me to spread the word about a casual AIA COTE meet-up. Stop by, meet friends and have a beer.

If you will be in Chicago on November 15, please consider joining a casual meet-up of COTE leaders/members/friends (no fee to join; it's pay-your-own-way at the pub):  

AIA COTE... Read more

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Hi All: I'm writing to see if I can get some recommendations/links to some great, free web tours of sustainable projects for use in an intro to sustainability class I'm teaching online this fall. Typically we tour some local buildings but that isn't an option this year. I'm hoping to find a few different ones for students to choose from. They... Read more

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For anyone attending this year's APA conference in person in San Diego, please consider joining us for our divison's annual reception and Awards for Excellence in Sustainability. We will be joined by members of the City Management & Planning, New Urbanism divisions, and the National Capital Area Chapter. Here's a link to register for the... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

Under Option 2, Performance, modify the second sentence so it reads "Confirm that the building or contractor was audited by the third party within 12 months of the performance period."

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Product Guide

CEUs are available for reading all the building-envelope product guides and primer. Click here to learn more and take the quiz.

Water and air that penetrate building assemblies can damage materials, cause energy loss, and lead to mold, mildew, or other problems. The products used to address these may contain materials that are... Read more

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Is anyone planning on attending the WELL Conference in Scottsdale in March?  I'm trying to figure out if it's worth attending or not?

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of LEED 2009: The Missing Manual.

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


 

1. Stay abreast of changes to LEED NC-2009.
2. Understand the more ambiguous aspects of LEED NC-2009.
3. Explain key interpretations of LEED NC-2009.
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Great meeting everyone and very excited to work with you all.  Reminder about Tuesday night's homework assignment to support Sachin's efforts to upgrade the quality of our AE pipeline:  tell us why you got into this business.

While I was an undergraduate engineering physics major*, I had a partime job at a farm implement manufacturing... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

Edit the Intent to read as: "To support high-performance, cost-effective, equitable project outcomes through an early analysis of the interrelationships among systems."

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of How To Run a Great Workshop: 37 Tips and Ideas.

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


1. Explain how the right mindset contributes to a successful design workshop.
2. Schedule a design workshop, set its agenda, and balance the skills of its... Read more

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Hi folks,

We often hear from you with a suggestion of someone who would be great for the network, and a question about how to refer them. We've now made that easy, with three steps laid out in an Outreach Toolkit that's posted in the left margin of the Member Directory.

So, if you're thinking of someone to invite or come across... Read more