BuildingGreen Report

Credit - Rating System Correction

should be "EQ 8.2", not "EA 8.2".

Credit - Rating System Correction

In the first sentence, replace "municipality" with "local government"

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Hi folks,

On today's call James Peterson will be introducing a conversation about how COVID might have changed our ways of working.

If there's time afterwards, we can take a look at this draft article from the USGBC research team. They're interested in our input on how we might want to analyze the info on electrification rates in... Read more

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Thursday - June 16th - 1:30pm Eastern

Join our free Coffee Talk with Alex Spilger to discuss the latest WELL AP v2 exam. Hear what's new in this latest version, what to look for, and what to remember.

Alex combed the WELL Building Standard reference materials and took the v2 exam in writing an extensive exam prep guide.  Hear about... Read more

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HGA is collaborating with the University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership (MCAP) to research how the AE industry is currently using climate projection data, and what they need in order to grow their use of data. MCAP is currently producing a set of dynamical downscaled climate projections for the state of Minnesota and unlike other... Read more

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Mark oversees strategic marketing and product development for BuildingGreen. In this role, he works closely with our Editorial, WebDev, and Consulting teams to conceive, plan, direct, and budget integrated marketing programs that support our outreach and meet customers’ needs. 

Joining BuildingGreen in late 2021, Mark brings... Read more

Product Guide

Tumble-dry electric-resistance clothes dryers use a significant amount of energy and pull conditioned air from the living space, compounding the energy waste.

BuildingGreen-Approved Clothes Dryers

BuildingGreen lists clothes dryers that use heat pump technology, with a preference for those that are not vented to the outdoors.... Read more

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All,

Can anyone suggest a product for the following situation.  We are looking to insulate existing aluminum eterior column covers that have a three inch air gap.  The issue is there is no way to remove the covers without destroying them.  we would like to cut small holes, pump in the insulation  and then cap the holes.  Can anyone... Read more

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Following up on one of our conversations on the vision vacuum and sustainability beyond certifications, I would like to help facilitate an offline conversation with anyone working within their firm to use the AIA COTE measures as a guiding framework in their firms/projects. Attached are my slides on my first pass at thinking about this at Page... Read more

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of What’s New in Multi-Attribute Environmental Certifications.

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


 

1. Describe several styles of multi-attribute certification.
2. List a benefit and a downside to both point-based certification programs and... Read more

Quiz

Welcome to the quiz portion of The PVC Debate: A Fresh Look.

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


 

1. Examine the actual cost-effectiveness of PVC in terms of quality.
2. Explain what makes PVC a health hazard.
3. Recognize market effects of PVC's durability and... Read more

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Credit - Rating System Correction

Under Option 2, Performance, modify the second sentence so it reads "Confirm that the building or contractor was audited by the third party within 12 months of the performance period."

Product Guide

Choose a photovoltaic (PV) system to fit your energy needs, budget, and the space you have for installing the modules.

BuildingGreen-Approved PV

BuildingGreen approves PV modules that have high warranted minimum power ratings and high PTC (PVUsa test conditions).

Building-integrated PV (BIPV) products approved by BuildingGreen... Read more

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Hi SD Leaders,

As you may be aware, this past April a group of manufacturers calling themselves the Living Product 50 responded to the letters that many of us sent about five years ago advocating for transparency in their product ingredients.  A copy of that letter can be reviewed about midway through the page at this link:  https://... Read more

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Have any of you relied on Green Badger for LEED documentation on projects?

I am familiar with the tool and know Tommy from my time in Atlanta, but have not used it on a construction project.

Have you found value? Thoughts?

Either way, they publish a pretty nifty "LEED v4 Construction Tool Kit" that may be useful for your... Read more

Campus-wide Group

Credit - Rating System Correction

After Table 1, in the bulleted list of restrictions; Remove second bullet point: "No more than half of the minimum number of uses can be in a single building (e.g., a shopping mall)."

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Hi everyone,

I’d like to invite you to join this Friday’s webinar hosted by the Embodied Carbon Network: Using Whole Building LCA to Reduce Embodied Carbon within LEED and Beyond, and to follow up with a tool that I presented at this summer’s Architecture SDL summit, which ZGF has now upgraded and made free to the industry at large.... Read more