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BuildingGreen Hiring Marketing Associate

Author name: 
Tristan Roberts
Blog Category: 
Op-Ed

 Alana FichmanWant to join the innovative marketing team of the world’s most trusted green building publisher?

BuildingGreen, Inc. is hiring a key marketing associate position.

Are you super organized, play well with others, and fluent with online and mobile technologies? We’re a consulting and publishing company with a strong national following in need of an essential team member for all things we do related to marketing: for staying in touch with our loyal customers and reaching those who haven’t heard about us yet. Salary commensurate with experience; benefits included.

The position will entail:

Campaign development and management

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BuildingGreen Hiring Marketing Associate

Author name: 
Tristan Roberts
Blog Category: 
Op-Ed

 Alana FichmanWant to join the innovative marketing team of the world’s most trusted green building publisher?

BuildingGreen, Inc. is hiring a key marketing associate position.

Are you super organized, play well with others, and fluent with online and mobile technologies? We’re a consulting and publishing company with a strong national following in need of an essential team member for all things we do related to marketing: for staying in touch with our loyal customers and reaching those who haven’t heard about us yet. Salary commensurate with experience; benefits included.

The position will entail:

Campaign development and management

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Collaboration Tip #1: What Kinds of Problems Need Collaboration?

Author name: 
Richard Crespin
Blog Category: 
Op-Ed
Green Topics: 
Integrative Process

You and your boss don’t really collaborate. Neither do you and your employee, or you and your supplier.

You might work collaboratively, but ultimately one of you has power and authority over the other. Real, substantive collaboration—getting people to cooperate without power and authority—takes a lot of work, and so you only want to collaborate on challenges that need it.

Most problems don’t require substantive collaboration. Ninety percent of daily problems can be solved individually or through power-and-authority relationships. So what kinds of problems need substantive collaboration? Adaptive problems.

Kind of Problem

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Collaboration Tip #1: What Kinds of Problems Need Collaboration?

Author name: 
Richard Crespin
Blog Category: 
Op-Ed
Green Topics: 
Integrative Process

You and your boss don’t really collaborate. Neither do you and your employee, or you and your supplier.

You might work collaboratively, but ultimately one of you has power and authority over the other. Real, substantive collaboration—getting people to cooperate without power and authority—takes a lot of work, and so you only want to collaborate on challenges that need it.

Most problems don’t require substantive collaboration. Ninety percent of daily problems can be solved individually or through power-and-authority relationships. So what kinds of problems need substantive collaboration? Adaptive problems.

Kind of Problem

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BuildingGreen Hiring an Administrative Assistant to Work on Exciting New Project

Author name: 
Candace Pearson
Blog Category: 
Op-Ed

 Alana FichmanAre you ready to be part of a small team with a big task: proving a green economy grows jobs?

BuildingGreen recently seized the opportunity to make a huge impact locally and we’re looking for an administrative assistant and project coordinator to help implement the master plan.

Our home base of Brattleboro, VT and surrounding region is a unique microcosm where beatniks still endure and back-to-the-landers thrive (BuildingGreen employees included). As a result, the area has accrued an exceptionally high number of experts and companies specializing in sustainability and green building.

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BuildingGreen’s Insider Intel for Gaming the AIA’s COTE Top Ten

Author name: 
Nadav Malin
Blog Category: 
BuildingGreen's Top Stories
Green Topics: 
Awards to Projects

Insider, eyes-only info on the AIA Top Ten is enclosed. A retinal scan will initiate, using your computer’s built-in camera. Do not look away.

Brief provided by Agent Malin. Code name: El Presidente.

The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten awards for 2016 is open for submissions until January 19, 2016.

This internationally acclaimed awards program is the only one that strives to reward both exceptional design—from an aesthetic and user-experience perspective—and high performance in the areas of sustainability and resilience. Having one or more COTE Top Ten winners is an important feather in your firm’s cap.

Trying to decide whether to participate this year? Or which or your several super cool high-performance projects to submit? Keep in mind that winning projects vary from year to year: it’s all about the priorities and agendas of the judges. So don’t forget to do your homework on the jury.

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BuildingGreen’s Insider Intel for Gaming the AIA’s COTE Top Ten

Author name: 
Nadav Malin
Blog Category: 
BuildingGreen's Top Stories
Green Topics: 
Awards to Projects

Insider, eyes-only info on the AIA Top Ten is enclosed. A retinal scan will initiate, using your computer’s built-in camera. Do not look away.

Brief provided by Agent Malin. Code name: El Presidente.

The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten awards for 2016 is open for submissions until January 19, 2016.

This internationally acclaimed awards program is the only one that strives to reward both exceptional design—from an aesthetic and user-experience perspective—and high performance in the areas of sustainability and resilience. Having one or more COTE Top Ten winners is an important feather in your firm’s cap.

Trying to decide whether to participate this year? Or which or your several super cool high-performance projects to submit? Keep in mind that winning projects vary from year to year: it’s all about the priorities and agendas of the judges. So don’t forget to do your homework on the jury.

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Schooled by Peter Yost: An Interview with the Educator of the Year

Author name: 
Candace Pearson
Blog Category: 
Awards
Green Topics: 
Moisture Management
Awards to People and Organizations
Construction IAQ Management

BuildingGreen’s building science expert shares reflections, hopes, and—as always—practical building advice after receiving two national teaching awards.

By Candace Pearson

Peter Yost lives and breathes by the motto “There’s no hygrothermal free lunch,” and any student of his has that phrase as fundamentally entrenched in their brain as ’I’ before ‘e’ except after ‘c’.

That’s the true mark of a great teacher. But winning awards doesn’t hurt either, and this year, Peter was recognized as Green Building Educator of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and awarded the Energy Center of Wisconsin’s (now renamed Seventhwave) Educator of the Year Award for 2015.

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Schooled by Peter Yost: An Interview with the Educator of the Year

Author name: 
Candace Pearson
Blog Category: 
Awards
Green Topics: 
Moisture Management
Awards to People and Organizations
Construction IAQ Management

BuildingGreen’s building science expert shares reflections, hopes, and—as always—practical building advice after receiving two national teaching awards.

By Candace Pearson

Peter Yost lives and breathes by the motto “There’s no hygrothermal free lunch,” and any student of his has that phrase as fundamentally entrenched in their brain as ’I’ before ‘e’ except after ‘c’.

That’s the true mark of a great teacher. But winning awards doesn’t hurt either, and this year, Peter was recognized as Green Building Educator of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and awarded the Energy Center of Wisconsin’s (now renamed Seventhwave) Educator of the Year Award for 2015.

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Green Building Materials 101: A Syllabus Supplement

Blog Category: 
BuildingGreen's Top Stories
Green Topics: 
Education and Training

College professors: here’s a curriculum module for introducing students to healthier and lower-impact products and materials using BuildingGreen articles.

Intended for design professionals, BuildingGreen provides an independent “living textbook” that integrates perfectly with green building courses while exposing students to the most cutting-edge sustainability strategies and real-world green building case studies.

The first half of the course goes topic by topic, while the second half goes product category by product category, using MasterFormat indexing. These can be broken into two eight-week mini-courses as needed.

Here we offer an Intro to Green Materials curriculum especially formulated for institutions that have access to the following articles through a campus-wide BuildingGreen subscription.

Don’t have a subscription yet? Find out how to get a no-strings-attached free trial for your campus.

Week 1—Welcome and Introductions

Lecture: Green building is about a lot more than products and materials

Video: TED Talk by William McDonough on Cradle to Cradle design

Readings:

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