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Learn & Plan Topics

  • Sustainable Sites

    Choosing a building's site and managing that site during construction are important to ensure a project's sustainability. Environmentally responsibl...
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

    Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) is most simply described as the conditions inside the building. It includes air quality, but also access to da...

  • Materials & Resources

    In the construction and day-to-day operations of buildings, many materials and resources are used and a great deal of waste is generated. The m...

  • Energy & Atmosphere

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

Building Exterior and Hardscape Management

Building exterior and hardscape management refers to the practices employed to maintain the building envelope, windows, sidewalks, plazas, garages, etc.  Negative environmental impacts can be reduced by instituting environmentally sensitive practices for cleaning and maintaining building and hardscape surfaces. These practices include using Green Seal products, purchasing electric powered equipment that does not consume fossil fuels, using low VOC paints and sealants, using environmentally preferable ice melt, and  capturing excess water when pressure washers are used.

Whole Building Systems

Materials

  • Entrance Mats

    Entrance Mats located at the main doors of the building, either on the exterior or interior, trap the contaminants from foot traffic. Dust, dirt ...
  • Overhead Air Distribution

    Overhead air distribution is the most common approach to mixing and delivering conditioned air to a space, though the delivery method can vary from ...
  • Ceiling Fans

    Ceiling fans can offer occupants the ability to control ambient comfort without making adjustments to the room, zone, or building mechanical system....