http://www2.buildinggreen.com/blogs en BuildingGreen Hiring Entry-Level Editor http://www2.buildinggreen.com/blogs/buildinggreen-hiring-entry-level-editor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-bg-blog-author-name"> <div class="field-label">Author name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tristan Roberts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-bg-blog-category"> <div class="field-label">Blog Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Op-Ed </div> </div> </div> <h3><img src="https://www2.buildinggreen.com/sites/buildinggreen.com/files/BG_staff.jpg" alt=" Alex Wilson" title=" Alex Wilson" width="300" height="400" class="image-right" />Want to enter a fast-paced, innovative environment producing and editing content for the world’s most trusted green building publisher?</h3> <p>BuildingGreen, Inc. is hiring an entry-level editor.</p> <p>This person would be an essential team member for all things we do related to content and for reaching both our loyal readers and the ones who haven’t heard about us yet.</p> <p>Are you excited to:</p> <p><a href="http://www2.buildinggreen.com/blogs/buildinggreen-hiring-entry-level-editor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Op-Ed http://www2.buildinggreen.com/blogs/buildinggreen-hiring-entry-level-editor#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:04:52 +0000 Tristan Roberts 21238 at http://www2.buildinggreen.com A Virtual Mastermind Group for Material Vetting http://www2.buildinggreen.com/blogs/virtual-mastermind-group-material-vetting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-bg-blog-author-name"> <div class="field-label">Author name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paula Melton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-bg-blog-category"> <div class="field-label">Blog Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BuildingGreen's Top Stories </div> </div> </div> <h3>Want help researching and screening products for LEED v4 or the LBC Red List? Use this forum to share your questions and frustrations as well as your successes and advice.</h3> <p><em>By Paula Melton</em></p> <p><img src="https://www2.buildinggreen.com/sites/buildinggreen.com/files/deep-material-cover2.jpg" class="image-right" height="264" width="350" />Our recent webcast, <a href="https://www2.buildinggreen.com/deep-material-vetting-webcast">Deep Material Vetting That Won’t Chew Through Your Design Budget</a>, included a “homework” assignment: Chris and Scott of Re:Vision Architecture asked everyone to vet three to five materials they’re considering using in a current project.</p> <p>Expecting that this exercise would lead to frustrations as well as triumphs, we have set aside this space as a forum for you to share how your research is going. Whether your project is pursuing WELL, LEED, Living Building Challenge, a different certification, or no certification at all, let’s help each other out and make the process easier for everyone.</p> <p>If you haven’t already, you’ll need to <a href="https://www2.buildinggreen.com/user/register?">create a free BuildingGreen login</a> in order to post comments.</p> <p>Be kind, and good luck!</p> <p>p.s. Want to do some background reading on material vetting before you jump into the deep end? Check out these resources.</p> <p><a href="http://www2.buildinggreen.com/blogs/virtual-mastermind-group-material-vetting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BuildingGreen's Top Stories http://www2.buildinggreen.com/blogs/virtual-mastermind-group-material-vetting#comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 18:58:13 +0000 Paula Melton 21214 at http://www2.buildinggreen.com A View from Inside the Climate March http://www2.buildinggreen.com/blogs/view-inside-climate-march <div class="field field-type-text field-field-bg-blog-author-name"> <div class="field-label">Author name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nadav Malin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-bg-blog-category"> <div class="field-label">Blog Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BuildingGreen's Top Stories </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-blog-topics"> <div class="field-label">Green Topics:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Climate Change </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Maybe, if enough of us March, and plan, and make smart choices, we’ll have a chance at beating this thing.&nbsp; </strong></h3> <p><img src="https://www2.buildinggreen.com/sites/buildinggreen.com/files/climate_march_1.png" title=" Nadav Malin" class="image-left" height="699" width="525" />I’m not a frequent social activist. In fact, I haven’t been to a major rally since my college days. But when my teenage daughter gets excited about something I care about, I'm all in! And she was getting excited by the social media buzz about the People's Climate March. So, with some last minute scrambling, I headed down to NYC with family and friends to the big March.</p> <p>By the time we succumbed to the FOMO (fear of missing out) and started making plans, the buses from our region were sold out, so we drove from Brattleboro to Manhattan. Driving to a climate march?? At least we had a full car (5 people), getting 40 mpg—so our 200 passenger-miles-per-gallon wasn’t that much worse than a full coach bus, at about 275 passenger-mpg.</p> <p><img src="https://www2.buildinggreen.com/sites/buildinggreen.com/files/climate_march_2.png" title=" Nadav Malin" class="image-left" height="417" width="525" /></p> <p><a href="http://www2.buildinggreen.com/blogs/view-inside-climate-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BuildingGreen's Top Stories http://www2.buildinggreen.com/blogs/view-inside-climate-march#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:31:40 +0000 Paula Melton 20654 at http://www2.buildinggreen.com Foam-In-Place Insulation: 7 Tips for Getting Injection and Spray Foam Right http://www2.buildinggreen.com/blogs/foam-place-insulation-7-tips-getting-injection-and-spray-foam-right <div class="field field-type-text field-field-bg-blog-author-name"> <div class="field-label">Author name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Yost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-bg-blog-category"> <div class="field-label">Blog Category:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BuildingGreen's Top Stories </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-blog-topics"> <div class="field-label">Green Topics:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> High-Performance Building Envelope </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong><em>Quality installation of the two types of site-manufactured foam insulation is no easier than fiberglass batt and no less important. Here is how to avoid the most common problems.</em></strong></h3> <p><em>By Peter Yost</em></p> <p><img src="https://www2.buildinggreen.com/sites/buildinggreen.com/files/injection_vs_spray_foam.jpg" alt=" Henri Fennel (L); Peter Yost (R)" title=" Henri Fennel (L); Peter Yost (R)" class="image-right" height="138" width="350" />One of my first research projects when I started at the NAHB Research Center in 1993 was looking into a new insulation: Icynene. We were evaluating its performance as a spray-applied, open-cavity insulation as well as an injection foam in closed cavities. I was enamored: this seemed to be a miracle insulation that installed itself, sealing up tight even in the toughest and most complicated building cavities.</p> <p>At about the same time, the NAHB Research Center was developing an installation quality program for fiberglass batt insulation, notoriously difficult to get installed right. I scoffed; we would never need that for these foam-in-place systems!</p> <p>Twenty-plus years later, it’s clear how wrong I was. What looked as easy as point-and-shoot with the foam gun has a lot of complexity. As insulation consultant <a href="http://polyurethanefoamconsulting.com">Henri Fennell</a> recently said to me, “Properly installing site foam insulation is way more challenging than fiberglass batts. It’s partly because performance expectations are high and partly because you are actually manufacturing onsite.”</p> <p>Fennell has been injecting and spraying polyurethane foam insulation for more than 40 years. I recently got the chance to spend quite a bit of time with him at the Energy Center of Wisconsin’s <a href="http://www.betterbuildingswi.org">Better Buildings, Better Business</a> conference. Here are Fennell’s seven top tips for ensuring that manufactured foam insulation jobs—both injection and spray—get done right.</p> <p><a href="http://www2.buildinggreen.com/blogs/foam-place-insulation-7-tips-getting-injection-and-spray-foam-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BuildingGreen's Top Stories http://www2.buildinggreen.com/blogs/foam-place-insulation-7-tips-getting-injection-and-spray-foam-right#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:16:17 +0000 Paula Melton 20371 at http://www2.buildinggreen.com