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Learn & Plan Topics

  • Energy & Atmosphere

    Buildings and facilities rely on the operation of mechanical systems and electrical systems to maintain a high level of indoor environmental qual...

  • Sustainable Sites

    Choosing a building's site and managing that site during construction are important to ensure a project's sustainability. Environmentally responsibl...
  • Sense of Place

    What makes a workplace special? What fosters a sense of attachment, engagement and identity? These are the kinds of questions that underlie the ...

  • Materials, Furniture, and Furnishings Replacement

    Daily wear and tear means that materials, furniture and furnishings require periodic replacement.

  • Space Reconfiguration and Renovation Projects

    As needs change over time, tenants often need to convert space or phase the conversion of individual space or rooms to meet these changing needs....

  • Under 10,000 SF Interiors Gut Rehab Project

    This page provides Sustainable Strategies to consider as a space has or will undergo a major tenant gut rehab for projects under 10,000 SF.

  • Net Zero Energy

    Net Zero Energy means that a building balances its energy needs with energy produced from renewable, zero-emission sources.  While Net Zero Ene...
  • Department of Defense (DoD) Sustainable Product Purchasing

    The Department of Defense (DoD) established a sustainable product purchasing program to enhance and sustain mission readiness through...

  • Enhancing Health with Indoor Air

    Four key levers to enhance health and performance by improving indoor air.

Whole Building Systems

  • IEQ - Interior Designer

    Interior space not only impacts materials and resource use, but also is critical to human performance through safe and healthy interiors that promo...

  • Solid Waste - Integrative Design Process

    The integrative design process understands that buildings, their components, and their context are interrelated. Whole building systems observe this...

  • IEQ - Views

    Views to the outdoors provide building occupants with not only natural daylight but a visual connection to the environment. This visual connection h...

  • HVAC - Resources

    The HVAC system has a tremendous impact on natural resources, through electricity, gas, and other purchased energy as well as water consumption, mat...

  • IEQ - Ventilation / Filtration

    Ventilation is the process of "changing" or replacing air in any space to remove airborne contaminants such as moisture, odors, emissions from build...

  • Solid Waste - Living Building Challenge

    The intent of the Living Building Challenge materials category is to induce a successful materials economy that is non-toxic, transparent, and socia...

  • Solid Waste - System Overview

    Cost Savings The national average landfill tipping fee was $45 per ton in 2012. Diverting waste from landfills can lower total waste disposal cos...

  • Planted Roof - System Overview

    A “roof over our heads” is an essential part of a building envelope, protecting occupants and building structures and systems from the e...

Materials

  • Wood Flooring

    Wood is a natural material and flooring that generally comes in plank form. There are many different species of wood and types of wood flooring incl...
  • Cut Natural Stone

    Natural stone floors are those composed of granite, limestone, slate, or other naturally occurring minerals. Natural stone is used scarcely within t...
  • Natural Stone

    Natural stone countertops are those composed of granite, soapstone, slate, or other naturally occurring minerals. Natural stone is used scarcely wit...
  • Interior Light Shelves

    Interior light shelves direct daylight deep into a space by bouncing natural light from the light-colored shelves up to the ceiling, where it is r...