Setting "Green" Purchase Boundaries

This course is an in-depth case study starting with the entry of certified wood into the retail market in 1994, fast forwarding to the crescendo of the activist campaigns in 1999 and ending with the 2018 cleaning chemicals policy. Learners will hear the strategic planning and decision making process on proactive sustainable sourcing. The course begins with a brief overview of how a retailer manages scores of sustainability concerns, what are considered to be material issues and how those considerations are prioritized. Additionally, learners will hear how instead of waiting for codes or laws, retailers can set purchasing boundaries for product standards in order that they would have less of an environmental impact than standard products.

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Transparency as a Roadmap

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

This course is a review of current building product transparency schemes and a discussion of how they can be used for environmental and health impact reduction.  In addition, presenters will review key partnerships and important tools related to embodied carbon reduction.

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Maximize Thermal Performance with Lightweight Precast Concrete Modular Cladding – Explore how lab-tested R-values deliver high-performance envelopes

This course will demonstrate the significant difference that can exist between prescriptive and lab-tested R-values and offer architects important insights into the various ways that lightweight precast concrete modular cladding is able to deliver an envelope with much improved thermal performance over the traditional built-up solution.

Course number: ModClad20
.25 HSW/LU
Provider K483

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Designing Sustainable Restrooms

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

Sustainable Restroom Design, presented by Zurn, explores commercial plumbing product innovations, technologies and strategies that are advancing the principles of sustainable design, enhancing life-cycle assessment, and enabling commercial buildings - both new and old - to achieve unprecedented water efficiency. (Course includes a downloadable PDF study guide.)

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Specifying High Volume/Low Speed (HVLS) Fans

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

This course explores the features and numerous sustainable benefits of using high volume/low speed fans for air destratification, supplemental cooling, improved indoor air quality, and human productivity. Topics covered include ideal applications, fan selection and planning, and code requirements for HVLS fans.

Note: To meet NCARB requirements for a 50 minute experience, the quiz at the conclusion of the video has two additional questions.

Expires 09/04/2021

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Water Savings With Every Flush: Improving Water Conservation in High-Performance Buildings

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

This course recognizes the flush toilet as one of the biggest users of water and discusses how toilet design is pushing flush technology to develop ways for homes and commercial buildings to conserve water without sacrificing the performance of the toilet. Industry testing protocols and the water-saving capabilities of different technologies are evaluated. Today—as climate change, population growth, and record droughts present an unprecedented strain on our water supply—conservation technology is building awareness to the importance of having the most water-efficient fixtures in a home or business.

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Transportation Alternatives for Sustainable Cities

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

Elevators are a critical part of urban density. However, as buildings increase in height, the elevator core grows to accommodate the number of elevators required, reducing floor area ratio in a building. Recent innovations in vertical transportation revolve around how many elevators can be in a shaft and how we can dispatch those elevators intelligently. Dual-car systems optimize the elevator core area, while offering the flexibility of independently moving cars. Multidirectional elevators take this paradigm even further, as multiple carriages can be consolidated into fewer shafts, reducing the elevator’s footprint by up to 50%. 

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Mass Timber Building Systems: Understanding the Options

Mass timber represents a rapidly advancing technology that can be utilized as an alternative to steel and concrete to frame a variety of mid- and high-rise building types. This presentation provides an overview of available mass timber systems, with an emphasis on their advantages and unique design considerations. Topics will include connections and fasteners, which differ from those used in light-frame wood construction, including available options and code requirements. Practical design considerations with regard to project location, climate, material sourcing, weather and fire protection, as well as detailing for dimensional variability, will also be reviewed. Cost estimating will be discussed, as successful mass timber projects require a complete understanding of both the system itself and impact on trades.

This course was originally presented as an online webinar.

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