March 23, 2021

Jobsite Sustainability: The Next Step in our Green Construction Journey

Green Badger is releasing a new jobsite sustainability portal that will allow contractors to track site sustainability metrics during construction.

Earning MRc3 Sourcing of Raw Materials in LEED v4.1
January 11, 2021

Earning MRc3 Sourcing of Raw Materials in LEED v4.1

Sourcing of Raw Materials is a streamlined, more achievable version of the LEED v4 credit. The v4 credit had an unachievable Option 1 (for corporate sustainability reporting), and a 2nd option that required 25% of products by cost to meet a variety of environmental metrics. However, it limited the ability of structural and envelope products to comply.

Earning MRc2 Option 2 Multi-Attribute Optimization in LEED v4.1
October 21, 2020

Earning MRc2 Option 2 Multi-Attribute Optimization in LEED v4.1

It can be done… but you’re really going to have to plan for it! The MRc2 credit that was dead-on-arrival in LEED v4, Multi-Attribute Optimization, now has a very slight pulse in LEED v4.1. Now,…

Earning MRc5 Construction Waste Management in LEED v4 and v4.1
September 21, 2020

Earning MRc5 Construction Waste Management in LEED v4 and v4.1

You can’t let these 2 points go to waste! Construction waste management is pursued on nearly every LEED project, and for good reason. With proper planning, two points are achievable. The updates to LEED v4.1…

Green Construction Requirements are Widepsread Despite Opposition
March 30, 2020

Green Construction Requirements Widespread, Despite Some Opposition

Despite the seeming opposition to LEED certification in some states, the truth is that green construction practices are here to stay. By Tommy Linstroth via Waste Magazine Green standards for public and commercial construction projects…

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December 18, 2019

How to Find Health Product Declarations (HPDs) for LEED v4 and v4.1

One way to earn the Material Ingredient reporting credit (which is Option 1 in Material Ingredients) in LEED versions 4 and 4.1 by using products with Health Product Declarations (HPDs).

Green Construction Trends to Watch in 2020
December 6, 2019

Green Construction 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 v4 compliant PVC and CPVC cement
November 4, 2019

LEED v4 Compliant PVC/CPVC Cement for Low-Emitting Materials

After almost 4 years of waiting, construction project teams now have LEED compliant PVC/CPVC cement products to add to their projects.

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October 29, 2019

Interviews with Green Building Professionals: Madeline Smith, Clayco

Today, Green Badger is featuring green building superhero Madeline Smith at Clayco who we have had the pleasure of working with over the past few years!

LEED compliant interior metal studs
August 29, 2019

LEED v4 Compliant Metal Studs with EDPs and HPDs

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?

August 29, 2019

Interviews with Green Building Professionals: Rachel Greenspan & Jennifer Taranto, Structure Tone

Today, Green Badger is featuring green building superheroes Rachel Greenspan and Jennifer Taranto from Structure Tone who we have had the pleasure of working with over the past few years!

LEED complaint drywall products
July 24, 2019

LEED v4 Compliant Drywall with EDPs and HPDs

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?

Finding environmental product declarations for LEED v4
July 24, 2019

How to Find Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for LEED v4 and v4.1

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.