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We should probably agree on the correct spelling for what we at BuildingGreen are calling "BITuser." I noticed that on the Salesforce portfolio screenshot provided by Dennis, it's spelled "BIT User."

BITuser has the advantage of more closely resembling LEEDuser, but it has the disadvantage of looking a little weird in all-caps, as in... Read more

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Hi folks,

We've got another timely and engaging webinar lined up! Join Panama Bartholomy and Peter Rumsey for the latest on electrification policy and applications. (As always, if you can't make it at this time that's ok, we'll be recording it.) 

Register here to get the link: Read more

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Hope you can join the Small Firm Sustainable Design Leaders CALL this Thursday, 12/12 @ 1pm Eastern. 

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Nadav will lead a conversation about the new(ish) sustainability clauses in AIA’s Code of Ethics

1. Do you think that they... Read more

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At our SAL call today, folks were talking about how there was just too much to read about DEI. This is the best short summary I have read about the problems of incorporating it into the organizations where we work. It's much easier to talk the talk than to walk the walk because it takes time and accountability.

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It has been my great pleasure to serve the AIA's COTE Top Ten review process, both as a main juror and, most recently, as one of the technical review team.  I have specifically reviewed the Discovery and Energy measures for the past few years.  I will be serving again on the 2021 team.  The AIA has already received many more... Read more

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Has anyone completed an LCA for an engineering structures lab, particularly one that has a strong wall and strong floor? 

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Materials used for cables and wiring, such as polyethylene, PVC, and fluoropolymers can have upstream and downstream impacts in their manufacture and disposal.

BuildingGreen-Approved Cables and Wiring

To be approved by BuildingGreen, electrical cable products must meet the following conditions. Note that they are not necessarily plenum... Read more


For more than 30 years, Alex Wilson has been the most trusted voice on energy efficiency and environmentally responsible design and construction. Since launching Environmental Building News (EBN) in 1992, he’s built a reputation, resources, and staff to provide the foundation for BuildingGreen, a consulting and information company... Read more


Welcome to the quiz portion of LEED vs. Green Globes: A Definitive Analysis

Note: If you are taking this quiz as a member of LEEDuser, please take the quiz here.

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


1. Highlight the most significant differences between LEED and Green... Read more

Reports, Courses, Study Guides, Live Webinars

Currently not for sale, being updated and re-released in November 2021.

The BuildingGreen Guide to Insulation provides detailed guidance on insulation products and practices, including cost comparisons and detailed recommendations on what insulation to use, and what to avoid. It's a treasure trove of information for architects and designers,... Read more

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Wondering if anyone has a contact for good [sustainable] interactive water feature designer? A client is looking for a designer to add to our team and I figured this network would certainly have some insights. Project will be located in Omaha, NE. 

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Has anyone here been involved (taken or taught sessions) in the Healthy Materials Lab Online Certificate program for Healthier Materials?

I'm thinking about having some of our staff take this course, especially those that don't have a background in... Read more

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Hello SAL Members - after last month's call, and invitation to do some thinking around the direction of the group, a few of us connected and brainstormed questions that might help guide and refine our network. It would be great to have a conversation around everyone's needs and goals, so if you could please take 5 minutes to respond to these... Read more

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Credit - Rating System Correction

Replace sentence "Comply with USGBC’s residential midrise simulation guidelines." with the following:

"Comply with USGBC’s multifamily energy model simulation guidelines. "

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At the end of the last paragraph, add the following sentence:"Projects where no future development is planned are not eligible for this credit."

Credit - Rating System Correction

Replace the second paragraph beginning with "Calculate the baseline" with the following:Calculate the baseline according to the commercial and/or residentialbaselines outlined below.? Calculations are based on estimatedoccupant usage and must include only the following fixtures and fixturefittings necessary to meet the needs of the occupants... Read more