BuildingGreen Report

Credit - Rating System Correction

Replace Option 1 with the following:Classroom furniture and seating must meet the emissions requirements of the GREENGUARD Children and Schools standards, with testing conducted in an independent third-party air quality testing laboratory.

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In our quest to create a low carbon future the lectrification/Decarbonization working group is planning spend the next 10 months creating tools to advocate for electrification:

How to create a grid that works for our electric future. How to electrify buildings, both existing and new. How to advocate for policies and legislation that... Read more

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of What Makes the Building Envelope Green? BuildingGreen’s Guide to Thermal & Moisture Protection Products.

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


 

1. Describe attributes of the greenest building envelope products.
2. Explain how to... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

Revise Healthcare requirements to:
Provide dimmable or multilevel lighting for 90% of occupant spaces in staff areas.

For at least 75% of patient sleeping rooms, provide lighting controls that are readily accessible from the patient’s bed. In patient rooms with more than one patient, the controls must be individual lighting... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

"Percentile of Rainfall Events" associated points are (1-3 points except Healthcare, 1-2 points Healthcare)

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Hello Everyone,

We wanted to share the highlights and take-aways from the large firm Sustainable Design Leaders (SDL) 2020 Winter Summit at The Lodge at Gulf State Park, AL. Additionally, this was the first year we had a pre-summit workshop for the winter summit. Our amazing workshop facilitator, Julie Huffaker from Deeper Funner Change... Read more

Team Group

Campus-wide Group

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Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Show and Tell at Greenbuild! Here are slides from the presentations:

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Hello Gurus,

I’m writing to share with you an effort a small group of lighting designers from the Boston area started which is now rolling into a large scale effort.  We’ve put together a Lighting Advocacy Letter to accelerate the sustainability of lighting products. Inspired by the AIA Materials Pledge, the letter is intended to... Read more

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Hi All,

I'm working on a LEED for Schools project under 2009, and received some amorphous comments back about our Mold Prevention Plan. We used the LEEDuser template as a guide, while also referencing the EPA document the credit is based around, but the reviewers feel we haven't provided proper metrics. The EPA plan is something like... Read more

Credit - Rating System Correction

Revise Option 2, strategy H so it reads: For at least 75% of the regularly occupied floor area, meet a ratio of average ceiling illuminance (excluding fenestration) to work surface illuminance that does not exceed 1:10. Must also meet strategy E, strategy F, or demonstrate area-weighted surface reflectance of at least 85% for ceilings.

Peer Network Event

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Have you been perusing the recently launched Contractor's Commitment and thought to yourself, 'Companies are going to need more guidance/templates/resources if they're actually going to implement this thing'? Good--now's your chance to help develop those resources.

The Contractor's Commitment Working Group is meeting December 1, 1pm ET.... Read more

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I'm curious if anyone can share their strategy on indoor air quality for the return to office. Is this something that is prioritized at your firm from a wellbeing standpoint and with the current health crisis at hand? Lendlease is looking into options to safeguard our employees/occupants as we move back into the workplace and I'm researching... Read more