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Sustainable Resiliency with Garden Roofs

This course is part of our Landscape Environmental Design Program

Designing with green roofs affords design professionals opportunities to plan projects with exciting new elements, added value, and significant, tangible benefits, thereby enhancing the built environment with newly-created landscapes. This course examines green roof systems, including the types, benefits, components, and related standards. It also reviews a number of installations that demonstrate these principles.

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Building Enclosure Design: Fundamentals, Components and Assemblies

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

Building enclosures are responsible for controlling heat flow, air flow, vapor flow and a number of other elements. Through a combination of building science fundamentals and current research, this presentation will explore design considerations associated with wood-frame building enclosures and the role of control layers. Discussion will focus on best practices for designing durable, energy-efficient enclosures using traditional light wood-frame construction.

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Rethink Water Heating

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

This course surveys tankless water heating and its zero emission green benefits. Tankless electric technology saves water and energy by heating water on demand instead of maintaining heated water in a tank for many hours when there is no demand. Tankless water heating has a zero greenhouse gas footprint and provides the right balance between performance and efficiency in water heating systems. The many benefits to user well-being and safety are also covered. A review of plumbing code requirements and insights into specification considerations will be shared. This course will identify types of water heating technologies with a focus on Tankless Electric Water Heater (TEWH) function and design.

To earn a certificate, click Take Quiz after the course and pass with at least 70%

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Managing the Elements - weathering storms and improving thermal performance

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

It can be especially challenging to create a building that can effectively manage the elements. This course takes a closer look at a few of the products helping projects weather storm events and improve thermal performance. The benefits of permeable pavement solutions, architectural metal panel cladding, lightweight precast cladding panels, and thermally broken roof hatches will be explored and projects successfully employing these technologies will be profiled. 

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Design Building Envelopes That Support Healthy, Efficient Buildings

 

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

The building envelope separates the conditioned interior space from environmental elements at large in the great outdoors. This course will explore how a few solutions equip the building envelope to manage moisture, improve thermal performance, and admit daylight without glare. 

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

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

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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Dynamic Lighting

Program: The Art and Technology of Lighting

Dynamic lighting, also generally referred to as tunable, color-changing, and circadian, has washed over our lighting community. Many studies and early adopters have seeded the market and several lighting manufacturers now employ some level of Dynamic Lighting. This course is intended to educate by sharing the experiences of a commercial lighting manufacturer regarding Dynamic Lighting. It will explore the sources, how they work in commercial luminaires, how to control dynamic lighting, and where the lighting community is being directed by standards, regulation, and voice of the customer.

NOTE: This course is a recorded webinar. During introductions, the speaker says certificates will be sent to you. In fact, if you successfully complete this course, your certificate will appear in your transcript on this website. You can find your transcript by navigating on the links across the top of the page, to Dashboard/My Courses. AIA members will have their credit automatically reported.

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The Secrets for Successful Renovations (RFC0718)

Manufacturer sponsors providing Subject Matter Experts include:
Assa Abloy, Eden Valders Stone, Extech, Legrand, and St. Cloud Window.

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

This article focuses on five specific challenges commonly faced during renovation projects: 1) updating the physical security provided at interior door openings, 2) incorporating more power, communications, and A/V access points, 3) increasing the presence of daylight in the interior, 4) using a less absorbent limestone to replace existing limestone or add new limestone accents to a façade, and 5) specifying the narrow sightlines necessary to replicate historic windows, while providing modern day structural, thermal, and acoustic performance. 

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Germicidal UV LIghting 101

This course introduces the lighting technology Germicidal UV (GUV), which can play a role in reducing the transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19. Germicidal effectiveness, risks of exposure, important safety considerations, and design best practices are all explored during this interview with Steve Guarracino, LC, IESNA, Source Market Specialist.

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