Interior metal studs help you across all three LEED v4 BPDO credits, are nearly zero waste since they always get recycled, and are non-emitting, so you don’t have to worry about anything in the low-emitting category. How much better could you get?
Drywall and gypsum board are on every construction project in the country, but did you know that they can easily earn you multiple EPDS and HPDs for your LEED projects?
Today, we’re going to take a look at what you need to know about Environmental Product Declarations, or EPDs, to qualify for LEED version 4 and 4.1.
The first line of the Rolling Stones hit ‘Paint It, Black’ is well known, but the original second line toiled in obscurity – until today! The Badger can confirm that what you hear on the radio today, excerpted below, is the re-written lyrics of the original hit song: I see a red door and I […]
Green Badger does not endorse any brands or products. We simply provide information on products we come across that may benefit LEED v4 projects. The easiest entrance into EPDs for your project may be your doors and hardware. Do you see what we did there? Entrance, doors… BAM! Clever wordplay aside, the Badger’s got some […]
Here’s the first of Green Badger’s deeper dive into the changes for LEED v4.1 and how they may affect teams moving forward. A couple of notes to start: The are all Green Badger’s opinions and interpretations. If you haven’t looked through the v4.1 beta guide from USGBC – download it now! That’s where the real […]
Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for LEED v4 Materials and Resources Credit 2 can be tough to come by. It can take over a year for a product to get an EPD developed, and that is if there is a product category rule already in existence. We won’t bore you with those details, but will share […]
At Green Badger, we’re all about efficiency – making LEED documentation more efficient, helping you select your next beer quicker – you get the point. So this will be short and sweet. Moving forward, as we continue to grow and expand our v4 product database, we’ll be providing updates on broad product brands and categories […]
Which came first – the chicken or the egg? The Badger doesn’t care – they are both delicious! In the case of LEED v4 and the materials market – the answer is abundantly clear. LEED v4 came much sooner than manufacturers and project teams were ready for. We talk to teams every day struggling mightily […]
Every day I have a conversation with someone struggling through the EPD and HPD credits for LEED v4. It is odd – those two are only worth 2 points, so amount of time and effort spent should be minimal or you could just ignore those 2 points and opt for easier ones. Well, if you […]