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June 10, 2020
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How to Reopen the Workplace: Part 4, Reimagining Jobsite Safety

In a recent webinar from the American Subcontractors Association, Charles Keller, partner at Snell & Wilmer LLP, provided insights on the administrative and engineering steps subcontractors can take to ensure safety and liability protection as they reopen the workplace and jobsite. NGA provides a preparation checklist for reopening jobsites based on key takeaways. Read More

How to Navigate Layoffs and Personnel Decisions During COVID-19
Third-party recruiters offer perspectives on how employees can adapt to new workplace situations, and how employers can offer a process that is informed and organized. Join NGA’s Now and Next webinar at 1 p.m. ET today. There is no cost to attend. Register Now

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Industry Leaders Share How to Navigate, Prosper During the Pandemic
The Talk
Passive House and Performance-based Building Codes
By Laurie Cowin

Over several years in my early career, I worked for a green building magazine focused on the commercial building world. Around 2006, USGBC’s LEED program was just gaining traction and green building was still considered to be a specialty. In the past decade-plus, however, that has morphed. Today, green is a part of the building conversation, period, and for good reason.

Buildings consume 40 percent of global energy use and contribute up to 30 percent of annual global greenhouse gas emissions, Chris Ballard, CEO of Passive House Canada, said in a presentation during Fenestration Canada’s virtual spring meeting.

As more municipal governments are declaring climate emergencies and navigating how to respond, one avenue could be to implement outcome-based codes, according to Ballard. Read More





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