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What are Environmental Product Declarations, or EPDs?

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by Amy

An EPD, or environmental product declaration, is a method of showing the environmental impacts of a material or product in a standardized way, with both quantitative and qualitative information. EPD reports are acquired through third party … more...

0 replies | 9202 views | Posted on: 01/31/2018 | Last updated: 02/21/2023

An overview of Building Life Cycle Assessment for the construction industry

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by Erica Terranova We work to make Building Life Cycle Assessment easy and fast

What is LCA?   LCA answers the simple question: how sustainable is my product or process? We know products are not equal in terms of their environmental impact and putting a number on that can be hard. LCA is a standardized,… more...

0 replies | 3445 views | Posted on: 01/25/2019 | Last updated: 02/13/2023

How the Living Building Challenge Moves the Green Building Industry Forward

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by abu417 Climate Connoisseur. Eco-Maniac. Solar Sommelier.

            Being an intern at RateItGreen.com, I learned a lot of vocabulary and catchy names along the way. The things that really stuck out to me the most were things that came up fr… more...

0 replies | 2540 views | Posted on: 01/02/2020 | Last updated: 02/08/2023

Chicago's Willis Tower Goes LEED Platinum

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by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

Chicago’s Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower, is now the largest US building to achieve the USGBC’s LEED Platinum rating.  At 1451 feet tall, the building was the world’s tallest skyscraper from i’s… more...

  Filed under: LEED (USGBC)

0 replies | 1847 views | Posted on: 01/27/2020 | Last updated: 02/07/2023

PCC Community Markets Opens the World's First Living Building Challenge Petal-Certified Grocery Store

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by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

Congratulations to PCC Community Markets for opening the World's First Living Building Challenge Petal-Certified Grocery store in Ballard, Seattle.  PCC Community Markets (PCC) is the largest community-owned food co-op in… more...

  Filed under: Living Building Challenge

0 replies | 1685 views | Posted on: 12/03/2020 | Last updated: 01/19/2023

Crushing the Code NYS: Commercial, December 8, Greenwich, CT

by Urban Green Council

Crushing the Code New York State: Commercial is a course that prepares building and design professionals in New York State to comply with the many requirements in the 2020 ECCCNYS and design more energy-efficient buildings in the … more...

0 replies | 365 views | Posted on: 11/15/2022 | Last updated: 11/21/2022

Crushing the Code NYS: Residential, Online, December 1

by Urban Green Council

Crushing the Code New York State: Residential is an online course that prepares building and design professionals in New York State to comply with the many requirements in the 2020 ECCCNYS and design more energy-efficient building… more...

0 replies | 392 views | Posted on: 11/15/2022 | Last updated: 11/21/2022

GPRO Construction Management, Virtual Course, November 16

by Urban Green Council

Low-carbon, energy-efficient construction will play a critical role in meeting increasingly stringent local and national building performance goals. These projects will require an understanding of new technologies, processes, and improved c… more...

0 replies | 2367 views | Posted on: 10/12/2022 | Last updated: 10/14/2022

Free Webinar: Material Disclosure Miniseries, Part 1: Understanding C2C Certified®, April 6, 11 am

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

This 3-part series will introduce several of the leading material ingredient disclosure programs (C2C, HPD, Declare) helping AECOs and MFRs make better decisions about materials used in products and projects. While the d… more...

0 replies | 740 views | Posted on: 03/28/2022 | Last updated: 03/28/2022

Webinar: The Benefits of Selecting Healthier Building Products, August 27, 12:30 pm, Australia EST

Healthy Building,Healthy Building Materials

by Global GreenTag International Pty Ltd & Global GreenTag LLC (USA)

Everyone at the beginning of 2020 knew it was going to be a big year but nobody expected the impacts that came with COVID 19 to bring the topic of human health starkly into focus.  For the building industry, this onus on health has … more...

0 replies | 654 views | Posted on: 08/24/2020 | Last updated: 03/25/2022

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