Brews to be Thankful For

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As the cold winds start whipping across the country and the leaves are falling from the tree, we come again to the Thanksgiving holiday – a day to watch football, eat great food, spend time with friends and family, and be thankful. And of course, drink beer! Now, after you’re thankful for how much less […]


Time for an old favorite

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Well, v4 has become official and the world is still spinning (though I’d love to see the usage on the USGBC servers as I’m sure it the biggest day of project registrations that ever occurred was within this past week!). It’s about that time to kick back and enjoy the fruits of your labor, and if you […]


The Sneaky Switch from Construction to Design Credits

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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 of LEED […]



Our (Hypothetical) Strategy to Earn the EPD and Material Ingredient Reporting Credits for v4 Projects

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Who would have thought how much stress and headache LEED v4 would be causing design and construction teams as they are forced to scramble to find some of the few hundred products that have EPDs, HPDs, C2Cs? Actually, most people. That’s why in addition to EPD/HPD, you need to BYOB. The Badger got curious and […]



Something to Beat the Heat

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I don’t know if you noticed, but summer is here, and it is HOT! The Badger’s been sweating – 2 straight weeks of 90-100 degree days, and this humidity really does a number on my fur. I need relief, and I need it now. Fortunately that comes in the form of a cold, refreshing wheat […]