Exploring the WELL Building Standard and the Plumbing Industry’s Role in Health and Wellness (Print Course)

Consumers and the design industry are taking notice of newly embraced lifestyle and workplace shifts, coupled with an increasing focus on climate change, health, and wellness. There is a more conscious effort, even a responsibility, to plan, design, and develop for well-being. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, we have heightened awareness of hygiene and the challenges that high-touch surfaces present, such as those found in commercial restrooms.

This course will explore v2 of the WELL Building Standard and how commercial restroom products can help designers achieve WELL v2 Certification. We will identify the plumbing industry’s role in health and wellness and how reducing water consumption in commercial restrooms impacts the health and well-being of building occupants.

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Perimeter Insulation: When Structure Conflicts with Thermal Performance

Webinar On-Demand: This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. When structural stability and thermal continuity collide, structure has historically taken precedence necessitating tradeoffs such as increased insulation in other areas or acceptance of energy loss and potential moisture damage. The foundation transition from below grade to masonry ledge to masonry veneer wall is one such challenge. What if there was a solution? This presentation explores solutions for perimeter foundation insulation including information needed to specify and install correctly.

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Exploring How Propane-Fueled Hydronic Heating Technologies Improve Sustainability and Occupant Comfort (Print Course)

This course will explore how propane-fueled hydronic heating technologies such as radiant hydronic and forced-air hydronic can improve the sustainability of buildings and the health and comfort of occupants.

We will examine how these technologies work, the advantages of each type, and how building owners can overcome space-heating challenges with hydronic heating systems. Finally, the course will explore several case studies where hydronic heating systems were used to save money, maximize energy efficiency, and improve thermal comfort.

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Welcome to Luxury Kitchen Ventilation: Healthy Indoor Air with Style

While most kitchens do have ventilation systems, homeowners often don’t use them properly and aren’t aware of how quickly cooking can negatively impact a home’s indoor air quality. This course discusses that impact and how proper specification of ventilation systems can significantly improve indoor air quality to protect occupant health and safeguard a home’s fixtures and furnishings from detrimental grease and odors. We will cover how to achieve proper sizing and positioning of a ventilation system, design and customization options, as well as projects where ventilation systems were used to maximize style and safety in residential kitchens.

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Improving Occupant Health and Well-being in the Built Environment (Print Course)

Achieving optimal comfort requires focusing on design principles and selecting materials that address acoustics, indoor air quality, daylighting, cleanability and more — everything occupants see, hear, and feel. Some of the most significant contributors to the aesthetics and performance of interior spaces are ceilings and walls. Today’s architectural ceiling and wall solutions are sophisticated products that play an enormous role in occupant comfort. This course will explore how architects and designers can improve occupant health and well-being through the use of acoustic ceiling and wall systems in the built environment (more specifically in offices, classrooms, and healthcare facilities, where people spend a great deal of time).

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A Window Contractor's Guide to Setting Expectations

Setting expectations will create a smoother transaction in the long term. Here are the things you should be very clear about upfront.

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Planning a Vacation as a Small Business Owner

Read how, with a little planning and forethought it really is possible to take a break from your business.

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Overcoming Price Objections for HVAC

This article give you the three steps that will help leverage financing as an option to overcome objections and make the sale.

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Important Search Terms for the HVAC Industry

Managing your online presence is an import part of your marketing strategy. Here is an update on what is trending now to help keep it simple.

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Selling Homes Online: An Inside Look At Builders' Experiences

In this editorial webinar, Symone Strong, associate editor at BUILDER speaks with Ronda Conger, VP of CBH Homes and Kevin Oakley, managing partner at Do You Convert to answer questions about the current status and future of online home buying.

Discussion centers around their real-life experiences implementing a web based home buying strategy, how they overcame their biggest challenges and advice for others who are interested in this lucrative venture.

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