Wood and LEED v4

A primer on forest product EPD development and how certified wood and recycled content fares in LEED v4.
With LEED v4, designers, contractors, building owners and building product manufacturers alike have begun journeying along new learning curves associated with this ambitious and rigorous rating system.
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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.
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
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

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.
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
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
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.’
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.
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.
Enlighten yourself on the energy-saving benefits of incorporating daylighting.
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