Advancing Fenestration Efficiency

This course will explain the evolution of fenestration specification strategies and will delve into new research from the Lawrence Berkeley National Labs and the Department of Energy's Attachment Energy Rating Council - and how it will change the way that fenestration is specified.

 

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Stainless Steel Textured Metals for Resilient Design

The purpose of this presentation is to give you a clear understanding of the features and benefits of textured metals and discover how to best specify stainless steel and metal alloys in your projects. The first part of our talk will introduce the ecological and economic properties of textured stainless steel as well as educate you on the composition of metals and alloys. The second portion of this presentation will illustrate the process of texturing metals and their applications, as well as how to specify them. The session will also review projects that use textured metals -  with beautiful results.

You will be required to download Supplementary Case Study Material from the International Stainless Steel Foundation that pictures and describes exeptional architectural stainless installations around the world. The descriptions reinforce the sustainability, low-maintenance, durability and aesthetic advabtages of designing with metal alloys. 

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Sustainable Curb Appeal

When it comes to the impact of building materials on the resources that make up our built environment, it’s more important than ever to communicate about what’s inside. In this course, we will talk about what is material health and what product transparency means? This course will also explain what types of reporting tools exist, resources projects team have available, what they are telling us and how this is driving innovative market transformation.

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Deep Energy Deep Dive

This course presents a selection of building envelope, glazing and HVAC technologies aimed at supporting net-zero and passive house projects. In working to assemble the right products and systems to help enable these highly sustainable projects, the course garners expertise from leading manufacturers specializing in insulation, glass and variable refrigerant flow technologies. Armed with a better understanding of system application and the net-zero/passive house project process, architects and designers will be better equipped to deliver high-performance, energy-efficient designs.

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The Bullitt Center: Meeting the Living Building Challenge

The Bullitt Center, a six-story heavy timber building, recently competed in Seattle, is predicted to be the world’s most energy efficient commercial building. It has been designed to last 250 years and to achieve the highest benchmark of building sustainability—Living Building Challenge™ (LBC) certification. A performance-based certification program, the LBC requires buildings to be evaluated after one year of occupancy prior to certification, against criteria that include 100% of energy demands met with on-site renewable energy generation and 100% of water needs met by on-site rainwater collection. In this presentation, Project Architect Brian Court will give a short overview of the LBC, discuss the design strategies for the Bullitt Center, and highlight structural and environmental virtues of the heavy timber structural system such as renewability, contribution to energy efficiency, and light carbon footprint.

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LEDs as IoT (from Provider K356)

The "Internet of Things" (IoT) era has arrived, and is changing the way we interact with our built environments...and how our built environments react back. Lighting fixtures will be at the center of this revolution. They will become the tool that will empower owners and visitors alike. This course reimagines LEDs beyond their present and ordinary role as a light source, analyzing the IoT requirements and applications necessary to produce this new reality.

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The Pathway to NetZero PLUS with Pearl Homes & sonnen, using solar and Smart Home

This course is a video recording of a presentation delivered at GreenBuild 2018. For more than a decade, experts have sought an answer to the solar energy conundrum: How to generate and store clean solar for our homes and businesses. This case study describes a successful building system project using solar battery storage. Jointly, Pearl Homes, USGBC's Power Builder of the Year and the leader in LEED Platinum residential developments, and sonnen, a provider of intelligent energy storage and sharing technology, detail the first NetZero PLUS Pearl Home, integrating LEED design, Google Smart Home, and sonnen's world-renowned intelligent energy communities to create virtual power plants, generating, storing and sharing clean solar with each other and the grid.

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"Suspended Wood Ceilings: Design to Delivery" from 9Wood

(Please note: The Study Guide is a White Paper entitled "Alvar Aalto, the father of modern wood ceilings", which is intended to be a part of the course. Please download it upon enrolling.) A comprehensive discussion of the key factors that inform and influence the specification of a suspended wood ceiling. This course covers the benefits of suspended wood ceilings; materials including wood options such as veneers, solid wood or reclaimed wood; sustainability attributes; and performance characteristics.

The IDCEC Opening Slide with course credit information is here.

 

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Potable Water Safety Through Backflow Prevention

Potable Water Safety Through Backflow Prevention, presented by Zurn, provides a ground level understanding of how we can protect the potable water supply from contamination and pollution due to backflow. Backflow prevention measures and cross-connection controls are explored as methods to ensure clean and healthy potable water supplies. (Course includes a downloadable PDF study guide.)

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