Using Technologically Advanced Metal Building Products in LEED, Net Zero, and Passive Buildings (Print Course)

LEED, Net Zero, and Passive House structures contribute to global efforts to reduce energy consumption and mitigate climate change. Adopting principles espoused by LEED, Net Zero, and Passive House can lead, for instance, to water conservation, the prioritization of safer building materials, and lower operating and maintenance costs. Metal roofing products such as solar air heating panels, insulated metal panels, solar-ready roof systems, cool roofing, and above sheathing ventilation (ASV) technology can all contribute to net zero and passive design strategies as well as to the earning of LEED credits. This course will examine the design principles behind LEED, Net Zero, and Passive House and the ways in which metal building products can help architects, engineers, and builders achieve sustainability goals.

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Acoustic and Aesthetic Suspended Ceiling Solutions Using Stone Wool

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. Architects, Specifiers, Interior Designers, and Building Science professionals all have a long history of specifying stone wool for their insulation and sound absorption needs. Fire resistance, sound resistance, water resistance, thermal resistance and dimensional stability are all features and benefits of stone wool. This presentation will provide learners with information regarding the features and benefits of using stone wool acoustical ceiling tiles. In addition, the course will provide basic information on acoustics as well as the acoustical challenges and resolutions faced in commercial buildings.

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Sink Selection for Sustainability and Accessibility (On-Demand Webinar)

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. This course reviews restroom design trends for commercial buildings by focusing on sink/lavatory system technology and the sustainability and accessibility trends surrounding them.

The program will discuss the expanding role architects and designers play in accessible designs – striking a balance between hand washing needs and design flexibility. The program compares a variety of sink/lavatory systems and corresponding components. It discusses how each component can enhance the sustainably of hand washing functions while still providing style within a space. Additionally the course will cover appropriate ADA, LEED and Wellness design criteria.

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Understanding Low-E Coatings

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. This course will enable you to be able to define the solar energy spectrum and common glass performance measures, discuss the manufacturing processes for pyrolytic and MSVD low-e coatings, identify how passive and solar control low-e coatings differ and impact glass performance measures, and how low-e coatings improve energy efficiency and earn LEED® credit contributions.

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Improve Employee Well-being, Engagement, and Productivity with Biophilic Design

Biophilic design is widely known for having positive outcomes for health and well-being. As more research has been conducted, it has been shown that biophilic design benefits extend to employee engagement and productivity, thus positively influencing an organization’s bottom line. By incorporating elements of biophilia into design strategies, specifiers can create healthy, productive, and inspiring spaces.  This course will provide architects and designers with the framework needed to specify beautiful, wellness spaces for occupants .

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Specifying for Sustainable Design with Architectural Zinc Roofing and Wall Cladding

Titanium-Zinc, as a building material, is consistently chosen as a green alternative to many other materials. It is efficient to produce, has almost no waste, lends itself to a variety of design styles, and requires little to no maintenance once installed.

This course will provide an overview of the Titanium-Zinc alloy used in sustainable architectural applications; a study of the metal’s properties, aesthetics, technical aspects, manufacturing process, and appropriate design applications. An overview of the environmental aspects of zinc and how to choose a manufacturer completes the agenda.

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Strength Through Transparency: How Concrete EPDs are Driving Down Carbon Footprint (Print Course)

Concrete is the most commonly used man-made material and comes second only to water as the most widely used substance on earth. It can be found in nearly every building project, from structural components to sidewalks and parking lots. As populations continue to grow and the building sector continues to experience exponential growth, the concrete industry is taking the lead in driving initiatives toward a sustainable future through transparency and innovative concrete solutions.

By better understanding concepts and terminology relevant to a sustainable future; assessing LEED v4, ASHRAE 189.1, and the International Green Construction Code; learning how to specify concrete for LEEDv4; and discovering innovative concrete technologies and products, those in the AEC industry will be better positioned to achieve carbon emissions reduction goals and contribute to the creation of a more sustainable built environment.

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The WELL Building Standard and Electric Fireplaces (Print Course)

Wellness is a growing trend in many industries, including building design. This is especially true since the COVID-19 pandemic markedly disrupted how we work, learn, live, and play in the spaces we inhabit.

This course will analyze the growth of the wellness industry as it relates to the built environment and will introduce the learner to the WELL Building Standard, which is a rating system to help buildings and organizations deliver more thoughtful and intentional spaces. Concurrently, we will explore how hearth products such as electric fireplaces can be incorporated into commercial and residential design to enhance occupant health and well-being.

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