BuildingGreen Report

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We talked about products in Eastern region and Western region groups. 

Guiding questions:

Better Product Choices On Every Project: How To Get There?

How do firms organize and communicate information on materials? Is it office wide or on select projects?

What do designers and project managers need to know? How... Read more

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of The Beneficial Intersections of Energy, Resilience, and Health.

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

1. Determine and communicate the financial benefits of energy efficiency, climate resilience, and occupant health and wellness.

2. Understand how... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

Replace all instances of "errata" with "addenda"

Product Guide

Good HVAC instrumentation and control systems improve occupant comfort, save energy, and help prolong the lifespan of the equipment.

BuildingGreen-approved

Products approved by BuildingGreen include occupancy sensors, programmable thermostats, digital controllers, wireless systems, and other equipment that help monitor and... Read more

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of Avoiding the Global Warming Impact of Insulation.

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


 

1. Define “embodied global warming potential” and “lifetime global warming potential” as they relate to insulation materials.
2. Describe why some... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

Revise the titles of Case 1 and 2 as follows:

Case 1. Water and Sanitation Access
Case 2. Commitment to Provide WAter and Sanitation Access to All Buildings

Under the "Drinking Water Quality" section, revise the first sentence to read as "Water treatment facilities must demonstrate..."

Credit - Rating System Correction

Under Existing Land, revise the sentence to read as follows:

"Buildings located on previously constructed docks, piers, jetties, infill, and other manufactured structures in or above water are permissible, provided that the artificial land was not constructed by the owner of the LEED project for the express purpose of constructing... Read more

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Hello! Does anyone know of any general contractors who produce a CSR? Is anyone aware of any general contractors who have an ESG rating? If so, what company is being utilized (i.e. EcoVadis) to get the ESG rating?  

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Here are some EDI resources from our internal discussions about EDI. Please don't share them with any identifying information outside this group as they do not reflect our official policies, yet. The Social Justice Research Presentation shows some of the research we have done into Just., B Corps, Benefit Corporations and Global Reporting... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

See Rating System language and/or Credit Library for full list of changes

• Prerequisite has been restructured into 3 sections to differentiate requirements for:
o mixed-use projects
o non-mixed-use projects; and
o on-site inspection and verification activities derived from ENERGY STAR (e.g. thermal enclosure... Read more

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Live webinar tomorrow (link available after for viewing any time)

Tomorrow at 3pm EST will be the first in the series - mid-sized firms who successfully met the 2030 targets in 2019. 

Lessons learned and sharing stories. 

https://2030secretsofsuccess.eventbrite.com

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We broke up into 5 discussion groups by market sector:

Commercial office Education Healthcare & Labs Multifamily Civic/institutional/sports

Here are the proposed "guiding questions":

How do other firms define 'design thinking'? Do they have a standard process used across projects and, if so, how they have made that take hold... Read more

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We are looking to refine our general office specifications to weed out harmful materials and to prioritize sustainability for all of our clients. Have you had good experience with outsourced specification writers who are helping to push sustainability forward? Who do you recommend? Bonus points if they are familiar with Massachusetts codes and... Read more

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Sustainable Advising Leaders Application for Peer Network Membership

Sustainable Advising Leaders peer network brings together the most committed sustainability consultants in North America and beyond. We invite you to apply for membership.

We look for the following attributes:

You are in a sustainability consulting... Read more

Campus-wide Group

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Hello Green Gurus,

Here is the information for December's Peer Networks Webinar, Architects in the Blue Zone: The AIA at COP26. We hope you will join us!

Register HERE

Architects in the Blue Zone: The AIA at COP26
Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
4pm - 5pm ET (1pm - 2pm PT)

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The American... Read more

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If any of you did not get this via email directly from the AIA, here is the link to the AIA’s recent letter regarding HFCs…for firms to sign.

https://p2a.co/SlgBxFL

Looking for as many firms as possible to sign!

many thanks.

Mary Ann

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Folks -anyone know if the 179D Commercial Buildings Energy Efficiency Tax Credit will be renewed for this year? The DOE website only references renewal on Jan 1, 2017... I am not holding my breath, but curious if anyone else has heard one way or the other. Thanks!