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In the first line of the first paragraph, replace the word "buildings" with "tenant space" so the text becomes "...calculated for the tenant space (not..."

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Apologies if some of you are seeing this for the second time - on behalf of Frances Yang, Mike Gryniuk and the Carbon Leadership Forum, consider signing on in support of the SE 2050 Challenge for structural engineers. (Yes, there is an option to sign on as a non-structural engineer, in support of the program.)

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Under requirement 1 for Local Exhaust, revise the third paragraph so it reads: Use ENERGY STAR–labeled bathroom exhaust fans in all bathrooms (including half-baths) or performance equivalent for projects outside the U.S. A HRV or ERV can be used to exhaust single or multiple bathrooms if it has an efficacy level meeting the ENERGY STAR Technical... Read more

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We are working on a large healthcare project in Minnesota.  We're setting sustainability goals a bit late - no certification, but targets with accountability.  I'm working to determine recycled steel content (for structural steel and rebar), and I've gotten a bit of push-back on recycled content based on being in the region of the Iron Range... Read more

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For BD+C, revise language under Table 1 to read as follows. For O+M insert the language below under Table 1.

"Roof area that consists of functional, usable spaces (such as helipads, recreation courts, and similar amenity areas) may meet the requirements of nonroof measures. Applicable roof area excludes roof area covered by... Read more

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Dear SDL,

After almost 12 years at Sasaki, I have finally decided to leave for a path slightly-less-traveled. My own development project in Boston (passive house, ZNE condos) is in construction and I will be focusing my attention on that over the course of this year, and then hoping to continue doing similar integrated... Read more

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Hello All - It is so wonderful to virtually meet everyone and read through introductions. I'm a believer that positive change starts with groups of passionate and like-minded people organizing, and I think this group has the potential to push our industry forward, as well as offer a place for support and knowledge sharing.

I am Director... Read more

Reports, Courses, Study Guides, Live Webinars

Design assemblies that live up to their potential Course developer Peter Yost explains how high-performance assemblies are fundamentally different from traditional building assemblies.

High-performance buildings integrate site-responsive orientation, climate-responsive form, hefty R-values, efficient mechanical systems, healthy... Read more

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of Sustainable Sites: Primers from Environmental Building News.

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


 

1) Describe how invasive plants can harm an ecosystem, and why native plants are generally less work and less expensive.
2) Explain the... Read more

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I'm exploring the use of phase change material for a project. Specifically, looking at the BioPCM/ENRG Blanket product. I see on their website that ZGF used it at University of Washington. I'd love to hear any feedback from folks who have used it, and more specifically how your energy model and MEP engineer accounted for it. Thanks!! https://... Read more

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Hi all, 

I'm excited to announce that LHB (my 250-person multidisciplinary firm located in Minnesota and Wisconsin) is hiring a full-time Regenerative Design Leader. I thought this might be helpful for those of you looking for example job descriptions for your own postings, or if you are looking to make a move (we do have an office in... Read more

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Delete "Choose one or both options:"

Revise Option 1 to read as:
"Option 1. Comprehensive Housing Policy (1 point)
Conduct a housing needs assessment addressing housing supply affordability, diversity of housing stock by unit and ownership type, community demographics, and displacement risk assessment for new projects as... Read more

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Hi All,

I try to respect this forum and limit sharing events to the ones that are extra exciting and this is one of them. Coming up on May 20th 4-6pm,  Built Environment Plus (formerly USGBC MA) is launching our Building Tech Forum v2.0 Series.  Here's the link to register: https://builtenvironmentplus.org/building-tech-forum-2020/

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Product Guide

Resilient flooring is often made from PVC, which BuildingGreen does not recommend due to potential life-cycle impacts. Once installed, emissions from frequent stripping and floor cycles can hurt indoor air quality.

Cautions Although most manufacturers have phased out orthophthalate plasticizers, check an HPD or Declare label for these,... Read more

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Update equation on bottom of page to read:? (LCGWP + LCODP x 105) x Qunit ? 100 Qtotal