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Here is a fundamental question regarding measuring operational carbon emissions that I'm sure many of you can clarify for me:  Let's say you are considering design options and you want to know the relative contribution of GWP of adding an additional inch of continuous insulation to the building envelope.  The GWP from embodied carbon will... Read more

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Hi all,

I'm curious if anyone has insight as to the "New Federal Building Performance Standards" that were announced in May of 2021 and then referenced again when E.O. 14057 came out. The memorandum for heads of agencies that was sent out with E.O. 14057 said that the CEQ would issue these standards, but I can't find a commitment to when... Read more

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Under the Schools Only section, add Option 1, Table 1a and Table 1b from the requirements for NC, CS, Retail, and Hospitality. After the Option 1 heading, add "Path 1. Surrounding Density."

After the paragraph beginning "Physical education spaces..." add the following language for Path 2:

Path 2. Connected Site
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Welcome to the quiz portion of Finding Products for LEED v4—A Guide

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Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:


 

1. Describe ways in which the LCA approach is gaining ground in LEED v4 and how the transition is reinforced by manufacturer transparency and disclosure.
2.... Read more

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Welcome to the quiz portion of Mouth, Meet Money: Case Studies of Outcome-Based Design!

Important: This quiz covers all related articles within this topic. Scroll to the bottom of the article page to find links to all the articles covered by this quiz.

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Upon completing this course, participants will be... Read more

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Has anyone worked on a WELL project? I have heard that you can expect about 1.5 to twice the effort of LEED coordination but wasn't sure how accurate that was. Any suggestions for determining the possible time commitment of WELL coordination?

Thanks in advance!

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Remove Exemplary Performance section and move to the Reference Guidance

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Hey Team,

Has anyone had experience either taking or delivering a Carbon Cure CEU that ISN'T from Carbon Cure? We have a project for which Carbon Cure is a really good option to reduce embodied carbon, but the client has now started having second thoughts and we're looking to get them a CEU on it that isn't from Carbon Cure directly so... Read more

Product Guide

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

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Replace all instances of "EPA Design for the Environment Program’s Standard for Safer Cleaning Products" with "EPA Safer Choice Standard"
and update the url to: epa.gov/saferchoice

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RoseAnn’s role at BuildingGreen as Peer Networks Manager focuses on Peer Networks projects and planning events, including annual Peer Network Summits. 

Prior to BuildingGreen, RoseAnn worked in the nonprofit sector in customer-service based roles which allowed her to reconnect with her local community soon after earning her... Read more

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Hi all, hope you're keeping safe and healthy. I'm thinking about protocols to put in place on jobsites related to COVID-19 in addition to our IAQ plans. Wondering if anyone's company has started to layout specific protocols, PPE, etc. and is willing to share.

What got me thinking was this article from Prof. Joe Allen at Harvard about... Read more

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Hi: Is anyone individually or at a firm level offsetting their travel through Certified Emissions Reduction (CER) or Verified Emissions Reduction (VER) credits? I'm trying to research a valid approach to doing this and running into a few different options - some even with apps. I'd appreciate any wisdom from this great group.

Thanks.... Read more

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Join Brent & Alex to learn what's new and what's been updated in our BuildingGreen Guide to Thermal Insulation, Fourth Edition, including what you should know about:

Performance Health Environmental considerations Building science

So much has changed so quickly!

Our 30-minute roundtable... Read more

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Replace the text of the third bullet with the following:Clear wood finishes, floor coatings, stains, primers, sealers, and shellacsapplied to interior elements: must not exceed the VOC content limitsestablished for those coating types in South Coast Air QualityManagement District (SCAQMD) Rule 1113, Architectural Coatings,effective January 1,... Read more

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Hi all,

I have asked a few of you in this list, but thought I might expand the question to the wide group.

To ensure that your firm will be able to collect post-occupancy energy data from your completed projects, have any of you included language about sharing energy data during operations in an owner agreement/contract? We have... Read more