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Learn & Plan Topics

  • Enhancing Resilience and Reducing Vulnerability to Observed and Expected Changes in Climate

    Adapting to observed and expected changes in climate is a complex, long term process that requires personnel to work together across their organizat...
  • Sustainable Sites

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

    Individual sustainability projects should support strategic long-term goals. Here you can explore practical approaches to strategic long-term planni...
  • Buildings' Energy Use

    Buildings represent about 76% of electricity use and 40% of U.S. primary energy use, making it essential to reduce energy consumption to reduce cost...

Whole Building Systems

  • Planted Roof - Risk Analysis

    Be sure to consider the impact of a planted roof on your facility’s risk, as this is often not captured in a life cycle analysis. For example,...

  • Submetering - Green Tips and Strategies

    Data collected by submeters should support improved decision-making for O&M activities that align with project and business objectives.

  • Planted Roof - Owner

    The Owner determines the project scope, provides the budget,  and takes over the project and on-going maintenance at completion. The Owner shou...

Materials

  • Cork

    Cork flooring is made from the bark of cork oak trees. The bark can be stripped without introducing damage to the tree, making it a rapidly renewabl...
  • Bamboo

    Bamboo is a grass that has a short growth cycle and continues to grow after it is cut without replanting or cultivating, making it a rapidly renewab...
  • Ceiling Fans

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