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Hi all --

We have a national restaurant client who is looking to source furniture (indoor and outdoor) with a minimum of 40% recycled/salvaged content from a woman- and/or minority-owned company.  They have a strong preference for a company that partners with/participates in community outreach and/or mentoring programs.  They also have ... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

Under Option 1 and Path 1, delete both instances of "completed floor"
Under Path 1, revise last sentence to read as "Calculate reuse of the existing project area according to Table 1.

Revise Table 1 title to "Path 1 Points for reuse of existing building structural elements"
In Table 1, column 1 header, replace 'floor'... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

Replace "whose use" with "or the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which"

Credit - Rating System Correction

Change title from "Sites without Affected Soils" to "Protected Soils Not Impacted"

Credit - Rating System Correction

Replace requirements language under adaption header with:

Provide occupants in the building with a view to the outdoor natural or urban environment for 75% of all regularly occupied floor area. Auditoriums, conference rooms dedicated to video conferencing, and gymnasiums may be excluded. Views into interior atria may be used to meet... Read more

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For those of you who are close to CLT and mass timber, has the jump in US wood price also impacted the pricing of CLT on your projects, or viability of CLT compared to the cost of steel or concrete frame buildings?  

If anyone has price data comparing CLT today to pre-Covid pricing or any metric that would describe the percentage change... Read more

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Hello,

We are in the very early planning phase of a k-8 public school project to be designed and built in an economically challenged urban location with very limited site options. The project is not LEEDv4 registered yet.  We are at feasibility and costing the soil remediation, needless to say that we would really hope there would be... Read more

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Hi all,

All members of the WA Building Code Council received an email from Tim Attebery of the Washington State AGC and I'm trying to make sense of the role of the AGC and whether it is representing the consensus option of general contractors in Washington or not. The letter is very much against the energy code advancement, which... Read more

Team Group

Product Guide

Furnaces heat air that is then distributed through ducting and warm-air registers.

Approved by BuildingGreen

Products approved by BuildingGreen include the highest-efficiency, sealed-combustion furnaces and high-efficiency wood or multi-fuel furnaces. A multi-fuel furnace uses several sources of energy such as wood, wood-pellets... Read more

Firm-wide Group

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We've gotten some requests recently, so it must be time to update our salary survey. For those didn't participate in the past, we last did one in 2015, and collected some really interesting data about compensation for SDLeaders.

Our first step in getting this started is to recruit a few volunteers who are interested enough in the data we... 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 Choosing Insulation: High-Performance Roof Assemblies and Retrofits – Unit 4.

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


 

1. Explain the industry trajectory of healthier alternatives to foam insulation.
2. Describe the nuances of insulation... Read more

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Hello SAL Members - after last month's call, and invitation to do some thinking around the direction of the group, a few of us connected and brainstormed questions that might help guide and refine our network. It would be great to have a conversation around everyone's needs and goals, so if you could please take 5 minutes to respond to these... Read more

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Hi Everyone!

Here is your friendly reminder for the last call to submit your Salary Survey! Here is a PDF to collect your thoughts first if that is helpful.

*This survey will be closed end of day Friday Feb. 15th.*

Important Note: There is a link to a Google Form at the end of the survey to let us know you have completed... Read more

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Friends,

This is a personal note. My son was just diagnosed with Asthma. I’m started to wonder if it’s just coincidence that this corresponded with him starting kindergarten in a school where they clean with Chlorine bleach. I found substitutes for his small preschool and at home.  My understanding is that there’... Read more

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Hi all,

The Sustainable MEP Leaders are assembling an industry push to expand the availability of embodied carbon data for MEP equipment. Our first steps are to send a letter to industry announcing a call to action and future educational webinars on the topic, the current draft letter is attached. In a similar manner as the... Read more