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The LEED v4 Materials Credits You Can Actually Achieve

You wouldn’t go spend years developing a program, a rating system if you will, and get all sorts of input from a diverse group of industry experts, and have multiple rounds of consensus, if some of what you were proposing was not even possible, would you? Errrrrrr, the answer is apparently yes. While it has […]

HPDs the Easy Way

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 […]

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 […]

Greenbuild Update – Where to Drink

Holy cow – Greenbuild is next week! You’ve got your hotel (I hope!), you know which sessions you’re attending, you’ve scheduled your meetings with the Badger…but where to drink? So we asked our friends at USGBC – Los Angeles for some tips, and here’s what they told us. Beers at Yardhouse in LA Live Margaritas […]

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 […]

When EPDs/HPDs drive you to drink…

We’ve written about and spent waaaaay to much time pondering LEED v4 and EPDs and HPDs this week, and we need a break. But what to turn to – beer, perhaps? You can at least drink a beer you don’t have to worry about needing an HPD for! We turn to the Samuel Smith Organic […]

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 […]