5 Ways Health Data Analysis Can Add Value To Green Design

This course will look at the links between health and the built environment, along with 5 ways health data can add value to green design. It will discuss how the physical environment is fundamental to human health, and break down the myths about the limitations of site-specific health data and the design process. This course covers the idea that it is important to not only look at health as a larger statistic at national levels, but actually look at the contextual health status of the occupants in the built environment and look at it in terms of due diligence, like you would look at other building codes in your site.

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Tuning the Rock - A Road Map to Efficiency

This course talks about the success story of NYC’s Rockefeller Center. It talks about how this project required the team to spend a lot of time over 3 years to define energy efficiency measures. Discuss temperance of metering, testing of equipment. This course addresses the idea of integrated process, and how it is a huge part of the success of the project. It discusses the overall process to identify how energy is consumed in the building, and how to save energy.

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Carrot or Stick: Motivating Change in Building Occupants

This course provides an overview of Army installations and net zero, while looking at how to influence energy and recycling behavior. This course will also cover strategies for residential units and show how occupant behavior can affect energy conservation.

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Passivhaus Office: A Real World Case Study

This course offers an overview of Passivhaus and its application at NuOffice, while discussing the advanced technologies used. It covers the challenges experienced with adapting ASHRAE 90.1 at NuOffice, while also looking at a review of the post-occupancy consumption of NuOffice.

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Old School to New School - Material Data Process Innovation: Specs + BIM

This course will take a look at the design process, specific to the selection of environmentally preferable materials. It proposes a new team dynamic that will help project teams plan, research, track, and collate sustainable and healthy materials that will help achieve LEED v4 goals and other environmental goals. The course talks about using your team and tools to best advantage to innovate the design process, and also helps the learner understand how the material selection process can impact the design-bid-build process and data collection and metrics throughout. Finally, this course discusses how we can improve our specifications to save time and money and improve construction outcomes.

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Indoor Air Quality Management and Sampling - LEED 2009 and LEED v.4

This course will compare and contrast LEED 2009 and LEED v4, especially when looking at Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). It covers the best practices for analysis, and will look at possible sources of contaminants affecting IAQ. The course guides the learner through process of integrating indoor air quality testing into the building’s design and execution. It will look at where IAQ testing fits at various stages of a LEED project to enhance sustainability and certification work, and identify the IAQ consultant’s role at different stages of the project.

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Greening What's Already Here: LEED EB:O&M is the New Preservation Tool

This course looks at the question “Can a historic building improve its resource efficiency while protecting its historic features?” It provides an overview of projects, phases and steps, while providing a roadmap for greening the operation and procedures at the case study Lee H. Nelson Hall, which is the NCPTT Headquarters. The primary goal is all the work will be sympathetic to and respect the historic significance of this project by looking at and working with this model process of the sustainability management plan methodology.

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Getting the LCA credit in LEEDv4

This course takes a closer look at green materials and the life cycle assessment. It introduces LCA and helps to explain how the credit works, and provide examples of how to earn this LEED credit. This course stresses the importance of the LCA credit, and offers insight into the LCA credit for learners to be able to apply it to future projects.

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Demystifying LEED v4 Envelope Commissioning

The inclusion of Building Envelope Commissioning (BECx) in the Enhanced Commissioning credit of LEED v4 has provoked serious discussion regarding delivery of high performance enclosures. With pressure for proven energy efficiency measure after occupancy rather than based on predictions, the design and construction of the enclosure faces increasingly stringent demands. Design teams are employing BECx activities from early design phase performance modeling to construction phase enclosure testing. BECx has been introduced in LEEDv4 to ensure that actual energy usage matches predicted usage, to optimize the performance of the enclosure, to ensure that the envelope is coordinated with other systems, and to increase the overall energy efficiency of the building. This presentation will clarify the intent of ASHRAE 0-2005 and NIBS Guideline 3, inform participants of the activities described in the guidelines and most importantly, illustrate how BECx helps to deliver a better building.

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Selling internally: How to foster a culture of sustainability

This course looks at how sustainability must connect with an organization’s success, and an individual’s success. It covers the importance of making the case for how business can support sustainability, but also how sustainability supports the business. When looking at connecting with the individual’s success, this course looks at the importance in engaging the team once leadership has been brought into place.

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