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MSA has issued a safety advisory because they have received field reports that their green colored MSA V-Gard Protective Caps are cracking. Please share this with your safety staff if they do not already know. Let's keep everyone safe!

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there should be an "OR" between 7.2 and 7.3.

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Stone, wood, composites, and other solid surface materials all have different environmental and health impacts. Select the surface that meets the design objectives, meets health and environmental criteria, and has the greatest durability. Hard natural stone, such as slate from certified, sustainably managed quarries and processors, offers the... Read more

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Jill is a mission-driven leader who loves working with people, solving problems, and strengthening the infrastructure of values driven organizations that are committed to having a positive impact in the world. 

She brings decades of experience analyzing and understanding of the value of operational efficiency across a variety of... Read more

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In item 2, revise the paragraph that begins "Calculate the projected water..." to read as:

"Calculate the projected water demand for the sector based on (i) industry “standard practice” (ii) existing codes, standards or regulatory requirements (iii) published data or (iv) projects of similar scope and size operating within the same... Read more

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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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Remove the first occurrence of "to ensure"

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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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Hi All,

We’re planning a conference here in Boston, October 23rd & 24th, focused on Designing for People.  We’re rounding out our speaker lineup and I thought I’d reach out to you all for ideas.  If you had an all-star list of people speaking on Health and Wellness in the Built Environment who would be on that list?  Send me 3 names... Read more

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Hi! I’m working on two reports about equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in the building industry, and I’m looking for contributions from you or others in your firm. See below for what I’m looking for, and please reply directly to me at paula@buildinggreen.com.

NOTE: Ideally, I’m hoping people will want to provide names and firm names... Read more

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ASHRAE posted this year's list of honors and right there at the top of the list is our SMEPL colleague, Cindy Cogil - now able to add FASHRAE to her signature block!  Well done, Cindy and congratulations to ASHRAE for recognizing your accomplishments.

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Related to some recent questions on site-specific sun/wind analysis and early energy modeling tools, are there any tools that account for nearby topography (like bluffs) or large buildings/vegetation in energy calculations? Or favorite methods to estimate its impact particularly during early massing studies?

Thanks,

Rachel