Not all HPDs are Created Equal…

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 the Badger […]

Spec, verify, repeat!

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 […]

The Sneaky Switch from Construction to Design Credits

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 […]

A Sticky Situation for v4 Adhesives and Sealants

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 […]

Doc, I’ve got a bad case of EPD…

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 […]

I hope you like math

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 […]

Construction Waste Management – LEED v3 vs v4

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 […]