Continuing Education Unit

LEED: The Next Generation

As LEED’s most significant upgrade since Version 2.0 in 2000, project teams have their work cut out for them to meet v4’s most stringent requirements.
January 8, 2014
Many are applauding the new and improved LEED v4 (v4) as raising the sustainable building bar and continuing to drive market transformation.
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Mastering FSC Wood in Green Building

The Evolution of LEED and New Rules for FSC Wood
November 1, 2013
From energy performance to occupant health, every aspect of design and operations is evolving with a focus on better outcomes and greater environmental benefits.
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Cooling Off

October 3, 2013
Known for mitigating the urban heat island effect, cool roofing and green, planted roofs can deliver significant energy-saving benefits as well.
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Advancing Sustainability: Leading the Way Through Product Performance and Transparency

The best way to a sustainable building is to know what’s in the materials being used to build it.
September 5, 2013
In just a few short years, the use of environmentally preferable products and materials has become an essential element in the development and construction of new commercial and residential building projects.
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Continuing Education Unit

Roof and Wall Thermal Values

Cutting Through I-Code Confusion: A New R-Value Guide for Roofs and Walls
August 1, 2013
Since 2000, the I-Codes have served as models for almost all state and local building codes in the United States.
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Continuing Education Unit

Rubber Underfoot

Sponsored by: ECORE commercial flooring
July 10, 2013
Offering one of the best life-cycle values, not to mention ease of maintenance, durability, support, good acoustics and slip resistance, rubber is becoming an increasingly popular sustainable flooring choice.
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High-Performance Envelopes: Meeting New Energy Codes with Manufactured Systems

Designing and installing high-performance building envelope projects to meet challenging new energy codes benefits from a bit of ‘systems thinking.’
June 1, 2013
Employing a variety of new and improved enclosure designs on the market today, it’s possible (and often relatively straightforward) to meet new energy codes, sustainability standards and even increasingly strict building codes. Sponsored by Parex USA.
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Taking Stormwater By Storm

Rainwater harvesting and green roofs not only capture stormwater for reuse, but they also help relieve the burden on municipal sewer systems.
May 7, 2013
Sponsored by Hydrotech, this CEU details how to optimize stormwater management.
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Let the Sun Shine In

Advanced glazings and daylighting systems can help forge the road to zero-energy buildings and significant savings, but only if daylighting designs can avoid unwanted solar heat gain and glare.
April 2, 2013
Enlighten yourself on the energy-saving benefits of incorporating daylighting.
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CEU Continuing Education Unit

Not Just Green, it’s Green Squared

New tile sustainability standard raises the bar for multi-attribute product certification and transparency.
January 8, 2013

 What started out a little more than a decade ago as a couple of green product and building certification programs—including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR and the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED—has exploded into dozens and dozens.  

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2013 Top Products

In this space last year we said a lot more jobsites could be going paperless in the future—or at least be incorporating more mobile computing devices. Judging by this year’s results of the 2013 Top Products, we officially know we’re not going (too) crazy. It’s glaringly obvious that the market for accessing important information on the go has rapidly evolved in just one year and will continue to change. We wonder what’s in store for 2014, but for now enjoy the products that interested you—the reader of EDC’s print, digital, eNewsletter and, of course, mobile content—most in 2013.


Skanska’s senior vice president of Green Markets, Elizabeth Heider, shares her thoughts on the high points and happenings at Greenbuild 2013.
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Sustainable Healthcare Architecture, 2nd Edition

The essential guide for architects, interior designers, engineers, healthcare professionals, and administrators who want to create healthy environments for healing.

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Green Product Buzz Guide

Green Product Buzz GuideEDC's Green Product Buzz Guides bring you the latest in green building products and services from companies exhibiting at trade shows, including Greenbuild, the AIA Expo, Coverings, Surfaces and more.


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