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Learn & Plan Topics

  • Tools & Training

    This section covers and links to systems, methods, databases, calculators, checklists, etc. designed to help Federal officials and their partners ac...
  • Sustainable Sites

    Choosing a building's site and managing that site during construction are important to ensure a project’s sustainability. Environmentally r...

  • Materials, Furniture, and Furnishings Replacement

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

  • Life Cycle Approach

    Materials and resources all have environmental, social and economic impacts beyond just their "use" phase in a project. Analyzing these environmenta...

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions

A range of human activities cause the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere (e.g., the release of carbon dioxide during fuel combustion). These gasses can damage or be trapped in the earth’s atmospheric layers, contributing to global climate change.

EPA | Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions

Whole Building Systems

  • Solid Waste - Resources

    By instituting an effective building recycling program, recyclable material replaces virgin material through multiple product lives. Recycling avoid...

  • Submetering - Impact on Emissions

    Energy efficiency projects, resource management strategies, and energy benchmarking all have two things in common. 1. well-executed programs help t...

  • Solid Waste - Resources

    By instituting an effective building recycling program, recyclable material replaces virgin material through multiple product lives. Recycling avoid...

  • HVAC - Refrigerants

    One major environmental impact directly related to HVAC systems is the release of refrigerants into the atmosphere. A pound of these chemicals, part...

Materials

  • Vinyl Frame

    Window frames are one component of a window assembly. In naturally ventilated buildings window frames allow the window to be opened to bring in fre...
  • Composite Wood

    Interior doors are often made of a composite wood core covered with a laminate or wood veneer. Doors made with engineered wood are cheaper than sol...
  • Systems Furniture

    Systems furniture is frequently used in open office areas because of its flexibility in being reconfigured and rearranged. It is generally comprised...