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Six Ways to Certify your Green Building
Kim Slowey of ConstructionDive.com reports on six green building certifications beyond LEED that can be of use for highlighting the environmentally friendly features of your building project.
BMRA Sponsor REDF Offers Cool Holiday Merchandise
REDF is a philanthropic venture funding organization, helping social enterprises get on their feet or take things to a new level. They've even helped out BMRA this past year. You can support them in their mission of supporting these social enterprises by buying gifts through their clients. Take a look here.
Building Data Can Foster Reuse
Building information system platform Madaster believes that "waste is material without an identity". They offer services to individuals and companies to record, archive, organize and publicize information about materials in buildings.
AIBD Invites Feedback on Building Codes
The American Institute of Building Design is currently working on revisions to the International Residential Code which ends up governing a lot of residential construction. They are inviting input by December 1, so get your code ideas together!
OSHA Offers Options for Safety Conversations
Safety is an important issue in any deconstruction or salvage business. Talking about safety is not always easy or fun, however. OSHA takes this into account in this document, called "Better Safety Conversations." Generate new ideas for how to approach safety in your organization.
Deconstructor Wanted in Bristol, Vermont
Check out this posting for a deconstruction job in Vermont.
Diversity as Part of a Sustainable Brand
Writer Shannon Valdes makes a persuasive pitch that strong communications and action around diversity in your organization can contribute to your sustainable brand, as well as help your business be a better business.
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