Interviews with Green Building Professionals: Vandita Mudgal, Hensel Phelps

Green Badger: Tell us a bit about yourself – who are you, what company do you work for and what is your role there? Vandita Mudgal: I am an Architect, Landscape Designer and a Green Building expert working as Sustainability Manager for Hensel Phelps Construction Company. I have changed many hats in my professional life […]

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The easiest entrance into EPDs for your LEED project may be your doors and hardware

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 […]

Introducing the LEED v4.1 Update

Introducing the LEED v4.1 Update  (a.k.a. the, “Oh crap, not a single project ever earned that credit in 3 years, we better fix things,” version.) USGBC recently released a long overdue update to LEED version 4, aptly titled LEED v4.1 (though maybe we all have very high hopes up for v4.20?) and it has some […]

Fireproofing products that can help your project earn LEED credits

While fire retardants and intumescent coatings are standard practice for commercial construction, can any of them help you earn LEED v4 points? “Its Getting Hot In Heerrrre…” “The Roof, The Roof, The Roof is on Fire!” “We Didn’t Start the Fire” “This Girl is on Fire!” There are an awful lot of songs about things […]

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 […]

LEED v4 Certification Tips Straight From USGBC

Did you know that there is official LEED submission guidance, straight from the good people at USGBC? There is! And you can download it below! One caveat – we took a read through it, and it seems to be a re-hash of what’s in the reference guide, but hey, at this point, anything helps. Download […]

v4 Compliant Duct Mastic

We’re sniffing for a duct mastic that meet LEED v4 requirements – and we’ve found a few! Let us know if you’ve found any others!   Design Polymerics DP1010 Water Based Duct Sealant Design Polymerics 1020 Water Based Duct Sealant Design Ploymerics 2501/2502 Water Based Duct Liner Adhesive MEI Eco Duct Seal Miracle ULTRASEAL GREEN […]

New v4 Sealants We’ve Found

The Badger is always on the prowl for products that can help teams earn LEED v4 materials and IAQ credits. We’ve recently come across a few more options in the challenging sealant and adhesive category and thought you’d want to know.  Our friends at Everkem let us know they recently got final emissions testing results […]