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What are LCAs?

Transparency,LCAs

by Amy

An LCA, or a Lifetime Cycle Assessment, is a multi-leveled process of calculating the lifetime environmental impact of a product or service. LCAs are a component of Environmental Product Declarations, or EPDs. LCAs are about energy, or a pr… more...

1 replies | 3169 views | Posted on: 02/02/2018 | Last updated: 02/20/2023

Green Building Accelerates Around the World, Poised for Strong Growth by 2021

by Yishan

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced November 13th at Greenbuild that Dodge Data & Analytics World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report demonstrates the significant growth of green building arou… more...

0 replies | 4383 views | Posted on: 11/15/2018 | Last updated: 02/14/2023

Making Affordable Multifamily Housing More Energy Efficient- a Guide to Healthier Upgrade Materials

Affordable Housing,Energy Efficiency,Multifamily

by ella.nielsen44 Student

A group of organizations including Energy Efficiency for All and The Healthy Building Network released a significant report in September, 2018, “Making Affordable Multifamily Housing More Energy Efficient: a Guide to Healthier Upgrade… more...

1 replies | 7511 views | Posted on: 04/15/2019 | Last updated: 02/10/2023

Guidance for Specifying Healthier Insulation and Air-Sealing Materials (Supplement to "Making Affordable Family Housing More Efficient...")

Affordable Housing,Energy Efficiency,Insulation,air sealing

by ella.nielsen44 Student

“Guidance for Specifying Healthier Insulation and Air-Sealing Materials” was produced by Healthy Building Network (HBN) as a supplement to the report by HBN, Efficiency for All and others, “Making Affordable Multifamily Ho… more...

0 replies | 2155 views | Posted on: 04/15/2019 | Last updated: 02/10/2023

Zero Emissions All-Electric Multifamily Construction Guide

Multifamily,Multifamily Housing,Zero Emissions,All-Electric,Electrification

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

"A Zero Emissions All-Electric Multifamily Construction Guide" showscases California’s mixed-use midrises, Atlanta’s pool-side rentals, luxury condos in Hawaii and Florida, Passive House apartments in the Northeast, an… more...

0 replies | 4329 views | Posted on: 06/17/2019 | Last updated: 02/09/2023

3rd Edition of International Conference on Green Chemistry and Renewable Energy” (Green Chemistry 2023)

by Ruby Dawson

We are delighted to extend you a warm invitation to join our one of the most prestigious conferences on “3rd Edition of International Conference on Green Chemistry and Renewable Energy” (Green Chemistry 2023) which is scheduled … more...

0 replies | 636 views | Posted on: 07/04/2022 | Last updated: 07/04/2022

Webinar: USGBC WNC Lunch and Learn: The USGBC Better Materials Platform and ecomedes, July 13, 10 am PT, 1 pm EDT

Healthy Building Materials,LEED,USGBC

by samanthaklein Intern

Learn how to use ecomedes to list and search for building materials, automate your LEED documentation process, and list and promote your products as "Verified for LEED." Schedule at a Glance: Virtual lobby opens (5 m… more...

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0 replies | 1417 views | Posted on: 07/01/2021 | Last updated: 07/01/2021

Webinar: USGBC-LA's: Thought Leadership Series: Reducing California's Fire Risk, June 17, 4pm-6pm PST

Green Building,Fire Safety,Sustainability

by Ashley Freeman

USGBC-LA is hosting this event to bring together the sustainability, green building, and fire prevention communities to jointly address wildfire resilience across California. The event will begin with virtual tours and expert interviews pro… more...

0 replies | 735 views | Posted on: 06/07/2021 | Last updated: 06/07/2021

Webinar: Anti-Racist Practices in Businesses & Organizations, May 12, 10:30 am EDT

New England Sustainable Energy Association - NESEA,racism

by samanthaklein Intern

NESEA is pleased to be partnering with AORTA, the Anti-Oppression Resource & Training Alliance, to offer members of our community access to this post-conference event, designed to give you the tools to start committing your busines… more...

0 replies | 1872 views | Posted on: 05/07/2021 | Last updated: 05/07/2021

Online: Climate Mobilization Act Series: Reimagining Envelopes, March 31, 9am- 10:30am EST

New York,building energy exchange,Climate Mobilization Act,Rainscreens

by Ashley Freeman

Meeting the high-performance goals of tomorrow, whether energy codes that include performance targets or carbon emissions limits like Local Law 97, will require that most buildings implement energy efficiency upgrades, including looking at … more...

0 replies | 1194 views | Posted on: 03/17/2021 | Last updated: 03/17/2021

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