Not all HPDs are Created Equal…

On November 29, 2016 by Tommy Linstroth

If you’ve spent any time trying to track down Health Product Declarations, you’ve probably found them in a variety of sources – manufacturer websites, the HPD Collaborative, SmithGroups database, Building Green, amongst many other sites. What you’ll find are a wide variety of types of documentation, detailing material and chemical compositions to varying degrees. Now […]

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The Sneaky Switch from Construction to Design Credits

On November 1, 2016 by Tommy Linstroth

Ah, as we bask in the last week of LEED 2009 registrations, we wistfully turn reflective on all our past LEED projects, standards and credits achieved that we’ll no longer see – ASHRAE 90.1-2007, the 500 mile radius, easy points for recycled content – all gone with the wind… When you take a deeper review […]

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A Sticky Situation for v4 Adhesives and Sealants

On July 19, 2016 by Tommy Linstroth

We’ve been poking our noses through a lot of v4 products and the accompanying challenges we’re seeing in the field (and Badgers have keen noses), and we’ve come across a sticky situation – emissivity for adhesives and sealants. (Get it, adhesives are sticky – a sticky situation??? Not only do Badgers have great noses, but […]

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Only 4 Months To Go!

On June 29, 2016 by Tommy Linstroth

Wow, time flies! Only 4 months to go as we near the LEED v4 implementation deadline. The Badger has been […]

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Doc, I’ve got a bad case of EPD…

On May 29, 2016 by Tommy Linstroth

You’re head my start to spin with all the new, great acronyms borne of LEED v4. If people here you talking about how EPDs make your head hurt, HPDs are driving you bonkers, and C2C makes your skin crawl, they might drag you to the ER for an MRI ASAP! Today we’re going to talk about […]

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I hope you like math

On April 29, 2016 by Tommy Linstroth

Do you remember the good old fashion TI-85 Calculators from back in the day? That sweet device where you could somehow play Tetris for hours on end? Even in the world if iphones, tablets, and everything else, I still miss that sweet, simple Tetris… But enough reminiscing. Another reason for the old TI-85 dust-off is […]

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Construction Waste Management – LEED v3 vs v4

On March 11, 2016 by Tommy Linstroth

Greenbuild is over, the holidays are upon us, and the clock is officially ticking on LEED v4 becoming the one and only option for new LEED projects. Just a short 10 months away! Its like counting down the ball drop on New Year’s Eve – or something like that. Since LEED v4 will be the […]

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Let’s Get a Decent Materials Submittal

On March 2, 2016 by Tommy Linstroth

I’ve said it before, I’ve said it again, but getting the correct pieces of information from subcontractors early and often makes life sooooo much easier for managing the LEED construction process. When you’ve got to chase them from there to the moon, well after their scope of work is complete, it can be dang near […]

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Whoever said the more the merrier wasn’t talking about LEED submittals…

On February 24, 2016 by Tommy Linstroth

197 pages… I’ve read books shorter than 197 pages. What was it – the latest cutting edge green building journal? The newest tweener vampire book? The beer list atHops and Barley? None of the above – it was the submittal that was sent in when LEED documentation for hollow metal doors and frames was requested. Shop […]

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