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February 2011

New in Continuing Education

Choosing Windows: Looking Through the Options

We ask a lot from windows: energy efficiency, aesthetics, durability, affordability, and more. Which window frame materials and low-e glazing options balance these choices best?

Read the article and earn 1 AIA HSW/SD units, and 1 LEED CE hour

Webcast: Energy Benchmarking in LEED-EBOM

It's coming on March 15th... the webcast that finally answers all of your difficult, project-specific questions about energy benchmarking in LEED-EBOM. Reserved for LEEDuser members.

Attend the free webcast and earn 1 AIA HSW/SD unit, and 1 LEED-EBOM specific CE hour

Cost of LEED

Posts from Our Blogs

LEED 2012 Points—or, How we’ll eventually get points

The USGBC recently hosted an “Introduction to LEED Rating System Weightings Process” webcast detailing how point allocations for credits in the next version of LEED, a.k.a. LEED 2012, will be determined.
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Greening the Pink Panther: Owens Corning’s New EcoTouch Fiberglas

Owens Corning, whose pink fiberglass insulation has been around for more than 70 years, whose shade of pink is trademarked, and whose Pink Panther has become almost synonymous with insulation, has begun a top-to-bottom transformation of its fiberglass insulation.
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Martha Stewart GreenHouse: Trendsetter or Outlier?

Each year, Builder Magazine teams up with a homebuilder to roll out a cutting-edge "concept home" at the International Builders' Show. While last year's strictly virtual concept home was advertised as "the most innovative home never built," some critics think the 2011 "GreenHouse" might as well not have been built either.
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Calendar Events

Featured Events

AIA+2030 Professional Series
February 25 - Oct 15
Helping design professionals meet the ambitious energy efficiency goals of the 2030 Challenge in ten four-hour sessions.

NESEA's BuildingEnergy11 conference
March 8–10
Watch walls get retrofitted on the trade show demo stage, attend the many eductaional sessions, and of course visit BuildingGreen in Booth #656.

New listings in the BuildingGreen GreenSpec® Product Directory are online.

New GreenSpec Listings

CSI Section 23 56 16: Packaged Solar Heating Equipment
Membership Required

These 'plug-and-play' systems include all of the necessary components for solar thermal systems.
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Standout Products:

Oventrop Solar Water Heating Systems
Membership Required
Oventrop Solar Water Heating Systems
The company’s systems use either evacuated-tube or flat-plate collectors and are available in a variety of sizes. The insulated glass-lined tanks (in 80- and 115- gallon sizes) can be configured...
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NTS Vacuum Tubes and Solar Water Heating Systems
Membership Required

NTS Vacuum Tubes and Solar Water Heating Systems

Narva's technology improves transparency, resists weathering, seals micro-cracks, minimizes gas infiltration, and creates a tube that functions at up to 96% efficiency...
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Englert Integrated PV/Solar Hot Water/Rainwater Harvesting System
Membership Required
Englert, a metal roof fabricator, offers building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems that can be combined with solar hot water and rainwater harvesting into one system...
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High Performance Buildings Database – Case Study Highlight

Vermont Boarding School Builds First Net-Zero High School Building in U.S.

A textbook case of New England self-reliance: alongside a small solar array, students tend a production garden and dairy cows graze near the first net-zero secondary school building in the nation.
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