BuildingGreen Report

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Dear fellow SCL'ers,

Recently one of our members, Ryan Poole, sustainability leader at DPR, has been facing some personal challenges. His wife is 35 weeks pregnant and was diagnosed with a brain tumor. They have moved across country - from Colorado to South Carolina - to be closer to thier parents and their support system, but they can... Read more

Product Guide

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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Beginning this year, Miller Hull will not only continue to quantify the upfront embodied carbon of every project we finish through construction, but now purchase third-party certified carbon offsets equivalent to one-third of the project’s impact. Great design is no longer enough - we must take responsibility for our architectural impact in the... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

ETL should be ETL (L in subscript)

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Hi Carbon Working Group,

It’s been a while since our last online meeting on 3/31 –- admittedly, a bit too long -- so I wanted to share some updates.  You might have seen Candice Pearson’s 5/13 post about the structure of the Contractor’s Commitment and how it’s evolving into a set of guidelines available not only to our SCL Group but to... Read more

Product Guide

Empowering commercial, public, and apartment building and campus occupants to be good environmental stewards is important.

BuildingGreen-Approved Recycling Bins

BuildingGreen approves products:

that have greater than 60% post-consumer recycled content, usually from either high-density polyethylene (HDPE) or commingled... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

Reformat the requirements section as indicated in the supplemental document.

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Dear Sustainability Leaders,

During this time of shifting our lives and work to online, BuildingGreen is working quickly to assess the challenges and opportunities regarding the remaining Peer Network Summits for 2020. As timelines continue to be extended for social distancing (and virtually connecting!), we are mapping out the... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

Add two bullet points in the Establishment section:
• Residential unit-metering (Multifamily only). Meter at least 50% of residential units in the building. Provide consumption and cost data to individual residents.
• Residential unit-metering (Multifamily only). Meter 100% of residential units in the building. Provide consumption and... Read more

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It's time for our next Peer Networks webinar! Ariane wowed us with her five minutes on future climate data at the Show-and-Tell at HKS in Chicago last November. Now we'll get the deep dive.

Wednesday, May 29, 2:00 pm EDT

Register here: https://www.buildinggreen.com/peer-networks/webinars

Remember--this live webinar is for... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

Revise the first sentence under Cities Requirements to read as "...to treat 75% to 100% of organic waste estimated..."

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Hi All,

As of February 1, I’ll no longer be on this Forum as I don’t fit into any of the roles of SDL (yet) and I respect this space as a haven for those who do.  Helping to form this network with Nellie, Jim and Nadav has been a highlight of my career. Its truly exciting to see SDL networks finally expand to other practice areas.  I am... Read more

Campus-wide Group

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I'm looking into using solar shingles as a roofing option for a historic building renovation. Has anyone used them before and have any recommendations? I understand they won't be as efficient as traditional panels, but I'd like to figure out if it would be a worthwhile compromise to discuss with the historic commission, if necessary. Thanks... Read more

Campus-wide Group

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A colleague just pointed out an article about M-Fire. Its a factory applied fire inhibitor for wood construction. It's GreenGuard Gold but I can't find any real information. Have any of you heard of this or have any idea what it actually is? https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/construction-development/this-new-tech-will-stop-fires-before-they... Read more

Quiz

Sustainability leadership has requested that you take this quiz to help assess sustainability literacy across the firm. Your own results will be presented to you at the end of the quiz but will not be shared with anyone else. Only aggregated, anonymized results will be available to others.

Please don’t do research to inform your answers... Read more

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of Work Globally, Design Locally!

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


Understand how sustainability and regionally sensitive design mesh in various projects.

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For a number of years a colleague and I have been teaching a course about sustainability and water in architecture at the University of Pennsylvania's architectural school (PennDesign).  This year we're hoping to bring a few new opinions to the table for at the same time as we broaden the discussion.  Because the class will be virtual again... Read more