BuildingGreen Report

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So every year about this time I get to spend many lovely moments with our AIA 2030 Reporting data. In order to make the data useful the CBECS baselines/National baselines aren't great in telling us how we did.

For about half our 15 projects that we report in the average year - performing arts, convention, data science schools, etc - a... Read more

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Remove the first occurrence of "to ensure"

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Hi everyone,

We're pitching a green wall to a client for a project in NYC and are looking for recommendations on systems/companies.  We've done them locally, but the company we've worked with only services the Boston area.  There are so many companies out there now that we'd rather go with one that's recommended.  Thanks in advance for... Read more

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We are no longer accepting reservations for the SDL Pre-Summit Workshop 2019: Leading Change.

For questions, please email Jerelyn Wilson directly

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Under Option 2, revise the first paragraph to read as follows:

Existing:
‘Adopt a Natural Resource Conservation and Restoration Plan within the last five years or develop one based on the study carried out under NS Prerequisite: Ecosystem Assessment to meet requirements for ANY three features of the ecosystems’

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A few months ago, I sent around a note about an article I was writing about the state of post-occupancy studies. It finally came out, in the latest issue of Metropolis. Great quotes and work from Payette, EDR, KieranTimberlake, HKS, and others. Thanks to all for helping with this.

I don't believe it's available online yet,... Read more

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Boston Region Mini-Summit

Date & Time: Thursday, September 9th, 2021 | 1pm–5pm ET
Location: Pine Banks Park, 1087 Main Street Malden, MA 02148
Price: $150.00
CEUs: 3 GBCI CEUs and 3 AIA HSW LUs

Description: This Boston area workshop will, first off, provide a chance for us to reconnect in person with opportunities... Read more

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Hi all,

We are in the process of pursuing the Integrative Process for Health Promotion pilot credit on a project. Has anyone been through the process? What did you learn? How did it change/inform your design? Would you do it again?

Thanks!

Michelle

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Firm-wide Group

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Welcome to the quiz portion of Whole-Building LCA Tools for LEED v4 and v4.1.

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


1.  Understand the basic goals of whole-building life-cycle assessment, including how it can improve environmental performance and contribute to credit achievement in... Read more

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Welcome to the quiz portion of LEED v4 Tips from Early Adopters: Earn High Ratings Without Added Costs.

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


 

1. Explain how the Integrative Process credit rewards good design but is tricky for taxpayer-funded projects.
2. Describe how... Read more

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Hi folks,

Oregon’s ZERO Coalition is looking for responses to the question below on local policy for electrification, and I thought tapping this group would be helpful.

Are you aware of any local governments outside of Oregon that are promoting or enforcing electrification?

Berkley, CA is one example that as of Jan 1, 2020... Read more

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Curious to see if your firms have researched metals and established a preference for what you use for roof and wall panels?  I'm interested in ranking environmental performance for painted steel, galvanize steel, weathered steel, painted aluminum, zinc, etc.

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Under Option 2, in the second paragraph, delete "For existing carshare vehicle spaces already located within the project boundary" and in the same sentence insert "new or existing" after "guaranteeing that" and before "carshare vehicle space(s)"

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Hi folks,

Some of you have seen me do a 5-minute presentation on an initiative to divert urine from wastewater. That team is now developing a building-scale urine treatment technology with support from the National Science Foundation's Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) award. 

In order to learn more about the sustainable... Read more

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In the first bullet under 3. Lighting Power Density, replace the word "overall" with "interior"

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Hello everyone, Happy New Year! 

I wanted to send a quick note that we have an awesome group registered for the Sustainable Design Leaders Winter Summit 2020 and we still have a few open seats! This is taking place Jan. 29th - 31st, 2020 at The Lodge, Gulf Shores, AL with an exciting Pre-Summit Workshop happening that Wednesday. If you... Read more