BuildingGreen Report

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We're now mid-way through Summer Summit season! One of the “good problem to have” challenges we’ve had at recent SDL Summits has been too many great five-minute presentations. It’s hard to find time for them all. This year, since we’ll be online anyway, we can get a jump on that by starting the five-minute presentations early in addition to... Read more

Product Guide

Large office HVAC systems use dozens or even hundreds of fan-powered terminals to distribute air throughout the building.

BuildingGreen-Approved Units

BuildingGreen approves air terminal units that incorporate electronically commutated motors (ECM), which are quieter and significantly more energy efficient than those using... Read more

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Replace section with that of the supplementary document.

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We are looking for colleagues from other firms to join a conference session proposal on "Dirt cheap Net Zero" for the ASHRAE / IBPSA conference (August 12-14, 2020, Chicago). 

We just had the grand opening of our first project designed to achieve net zero, a 50-unit affordable housing project, where we upgraded from the minimums required... Read more

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Replace the text of the second bullet under the bullet beginning with "If permanently installed..." with the following:o

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Apologize in advance if this has been posted before but we are trying to get manufacturers of stage curtains to give documentation that proves that the product does not have halogenated fire retardants. Manufacturers say they don't have them or concentrations are limited to 100ppm but they don't seem to have documentation to provide for it.... Read more

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We are no longer accepting reservations for the SCL Summit 2019.

Credit - Rating System Correction

Revise the first paragraph of requirements to read as "Street lighting in the city or community must meet the requirements of Section 9. Recommendations on sky glow limits of CIE 126 -1997, Guidelines for Minimizing Sky Glow or local equivalent."

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Has anyone done a LEED Homes and a NGBS certification and have insight into the differences, challenges, etc between the two?

Peer Networks

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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Welcome to the quiz portion of What Makes a Product Green Today?

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


Identify and explain 30 green attributes of building products that can be used to make selections in order to increase environmental sustainability and protect the health of occupants... Read more

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of A Guide to Selecting Sustainable Textiles.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:


Recall at least three important considerations for choosing sustainable textiles. Explain the most significant life-cycle impacts of textile manufacturing. Use credible... Read more

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I am working on a new community development in St. Paul that is striving to achieve net-zero energy. We are able to get there mathematically by using the extra generation on light industrial rooftops to offset medium-density housing energy use (all buildings are anticipated to have different, private owners). However, this puts us over... Read more

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Just in time for Saturday Night!!

Get out the popcorn and put away Netflix!
For those who were unfortunate enough to miss this LIVE - you still get to watch the awesome talents of our community! 

You sadly miss out on the camaraderie, connection and wonderfullness of hanging out with everyone (not recorded!) but you do get... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

Under Requirements, in the second sentence, delete "7.5% of the total site area (i.e. 25% of the outdoor space)" and replace with "At least 25% of the calculated outdoor open space....”