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FREE WEBINAR: Freddie Mac Study Finds HERS Rated Homes Sell for More Than Comparable Unrated Homes, December 18, 12:00PM EST

Energy Efficiency,Freddie Mac,Green Certification

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

This course provides an overview of Freddie Mac's research on how energy efficiency relates to (1) house price premium and (2) mortgage performance, respectively. Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in:  Green Bu… more...

  Filed under: Information and Resources

0 replies | 111 views | Posted on: 12/04/2019 | Last updated: 12/04/2019

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...

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0 replies | 3509 views | Posted on: 11/15/2018 | Last updated: 11/20/2019

Austin Build Expo, January 15-16, 2020, Austin, TX

Green Building,Construction,Texas Green Building,Texas Event

by mkilmartin Intern

Build Expo provides the building and construction industry an unrivaled environment to meet a lot of your buyers all in one place. By attending, you have the chance to meet with exhibitors and check out new developments. In addition, you ca… more...

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0 replies | 217 views | Posted on: 10/22/2019 | Last updated: 10/22/2019

Webinar: An Important Vote for the Climate: 2021 IECC Proposals To Know About, Thursday, September 19, 10–11:30am PDT / 1–2:30pm EDT

Building Codes,Energy Codes

by Connie NBI

Join us for a webinar on the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) update process. During this 90-minute session, experts will outline the best opportunities for achieving substantial energy savings that will have decades-long … more...

  Filed under: Information and Resources

0 replies | 1134 views | Posted on: 08/29/2019 | Last updated: 08/31/2019

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 | 1879 views | Posted on: 06/17/2019 | Last updated: 06/17/2019

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 | 1102 views | Posted on: 04/15/2019 | Last updated: 06/17/2019

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...

0 replies | 3277 views | Posted on: 04/15/2019 | Last updated: 06/17/2019

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...

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1 replies | 1390 views | Posted on: 02/02/2018 | Last updated: 01/25/2019

Presinar: LEED Supports Healthy Spaces, Nov 14, Boston MA

by Yishan

Missed Greenbuild Boston? Tune in for an exclusive look at the best sessions. In this session, subject matter experts discuss how LEED addresses human health and well-being. Course Objectives: Understand the WELL Building Standard Unde… more...

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0 replies | 102 views | Posted on: 11/04/2018 | Last updated: 11/04/2018

Open Source Office

by PatPrince317 Lifelong Learner and Green Energy Aficionado

I was reading Data Smart by John Foreman. I read about LibreOffice as an alternative to MS Office. I am glad I stumbled on it because I just had to shell out some money for a new laptop and was really interested in playing around with data … more...

0 replies | 152 views | Posted on: 09/18/2017 | Last updated: 09/18/2017

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