LEED

LEED v5 an the AIA Materials Pledge Correlation for the built environment
June 3, 2024

How do LEED v5 and AIA Materials Pledge Overlap?

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and the AIA (American Institute of Architects) Materials Pledge are both initiatives aimed at promoting sustainability in the built environment, but they operate in slightly different spheres. LEED…

Low Emitting VS Technical Data for Carpets
May 8, 2024

Low Emitting vs. Technical Data for Carpets

When gathering certificates, data, and LEED documentation for Low Emitting Materials (LEM), most are straightforward. However, carpets are certified for emissions by their yarn and their backing. If your subcontractor provides a LEED cover sheet that…

A group of subcontractors standing around a crane.
October 4, 2023

Empowering Subcontractors for LEED Success:  The Challenge of Training and Support

As part of our subcontractor series, we’re rolling out the third blog post on this important topic. Other blogs in this series are The Vital Role of Subcontractors in LEED Projects and Unlocking the Key…

Headphones on a table with a phone and the green badger logo - podcasts
July 13, 2023

Listen While you Work (Vol 2): Podcast Interviews

Green Badger is always looking to spread the word about green construction compliance easier and more efficient. While we have a bunch of resources including ebooks, webinars, and cheat sheet that you can read or…

Subcontractor standing by an excavator
June 7, 2023

Unlocking the Key Role of Subcontractors in Achieving LEED Project Success

LEED projects are no walk in the park. They require organization, teamwork, and an understanding of the information needed for evaluating and certifying the project. Among the key players involved, subcontractors hold a vital role…

Construction worker with sunset in background
May 24, 2023

LEED Pilot Credit: Social Equity within the Supply Chain

To understand social equity in the supply chain, let’s first define it. Social equity refers to the fair and ethical treatment of all stakeholders involved in the production and delivery of goods and services. This…

Construction WAste Management - excavator scooping up debris
April 27, 2023

Solving Common Waste Issues in Construction Waste Management

When working on a LEED project and aiming to achieve 2 points for Construction Waste Management, it’s important to be aware of common issues that may arise and hinder your efforts to earn these valuable…

Green Badger Blog - BPDO Optimization 101
March 6, 2023

BPDO Optimization 101

There are credits in LEED that are no brainers, and then are credits that seem like no one can achieve. Up until the latest updates to LEED v4.1, the tough to achieve credits were the…

Preventing Water Contamination on the Jobsite
February 28, 2023

Preventing Water Contamination on the Jobsite

Construction activities can lead to the contamination of nearby waterways if the appropriate actions are not taken. In this blog we discuss how properly managing Erosion and Sedimentation Control and Concrete Washout Water can prevent…

Environmental Product Declaration Examples
August 17, 2021

Environmental Product Declaration Examples

Environmental product declarations examples showing how they are LEED compliant.

Green Building Trends to Watch in 2020
December 6, 2019

Green Building Trends to Watch in 2020

Our takeaways from the Greenbuild 2019 conference and expo, and some predictions for the future of Green Construction in 2020.

LEED Bidding Strategies to Win your Next LEED Project
March 26, 2015

LEED Bidding Strategies to Win your Next LEED Project

The ability to win project work is tough enough already, and having LEED in the mix can make it even more challenging. Here are 5 tips to make your case more compelling and set you apart from your competition so that you can win more LEED work.