Evaluating the Carbon Footprint of Wood Buildings (Print Course)

Worldwide, there has been increasing focus on the carbon footprint of buildings and recognition that design professionals are uniquely positioned to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere by creating high-performance structures. This course examines the environmental impacts of wood products—from the global scale of the world’s forests to the individual scale of efficient, adaptable, and innovative buildings—using real-world examples from two U.S. carbon calculators as well as the latest research on LCA.

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7 Steps to Rapid CRM Success

Read the guide that is specifically designed to help home builders and real estate developers quickly deploy CRM (customer relationship management software) into their organization.

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High Performance Coating Systems for Metal Roofing (Print Course)

Metal roofs may not seem like the obvious choice when you are looking for a high performance roof. However, they offer many benefits that other “green” roofs can’t compete with. Not only are they aesthetically appealing, they are also energy efficient, made from recyclable material, and will likely be the last roof you will ever need to install. They are durable and can withstand the toughest of the elements, while also being resistant to cracking, shrinking, and many other problems traditional roofing materials struggle with. This article will look closer at the many benefits of selecting a metal roof with a solar reflective coating system for your next project.

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Fluid-Applied Roof Coatings - Substrates, Selection, and Application (Print Course)

Fluid-applied roof coatings can be applied as a new roof system on a new roof deck or in a maintenance situation as a re-roofing system over an existing deck. They have many benefits, but they are most commonly used to prolong the life of an existing roofing system and to achieve a reflective roof. This course will examine the different types of fluid-applied roof coatings, as well as their advantages, applications, surface preparation techniques, and reflective roofing requirements.

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Green Building and Wood Products (Print Course)

With growing pressure to reduce the carbon footprint of the built environment, building designers are increasingly being called upon to balance functionality and cost objectives with reduced environmental impact. Wood can help to achieve that balance. This continuing education course examines key green building rating programs and how wood building materials and components are rated within each. Increased reliance on LCA and environmental product declarations (EPDs), and the implications for wood construction, are also explored.

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Healthcare Interiors - Choosing Furnishings and Finishes that Aid Infection Control (Print Course)

Healthcare design is very complex. While beautiful, comfortable and tranquil spaces are desired for the well-being of the patient, designers are also faced with the reality of designing with strict requirements for cleanliness, safety, and security that aid infection control. In addition, there are numerous spaces to consider, from patient and waiting rooms to nurses stations, corridors, lobbies, and restrooms. Planning and design teams must be acutely aware of the regulations and guidelines of various governing agencies, local codes, and best design practices that can directly affect selection of finishes and furnishings. Architects and interior designers should work with healthcare providers and facility managers to create healthcare environments that strike a balance between aesthetics and function.

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How to Generate More Leads

Make lead follow up quick and effective.

Keep your team connected to their prospects to build relationships that will build your business and sell more homes faster and easier.

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Energy Calculator

The Milgard Energy Calculator provides a quick and easy way to help you select windows and doors that can meet local energy codes and project requirements.

The tool gives you the flexibility to select the required ENERGY STAR® zone, u-factor, SHGC or VT, and determine which Milgard window and door products meet the selected requirements.

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Hunter XCI Polyiso at UND's Wilkerson Commons

The University of North Dakota’s Wilkerson Commons, set to reopen this year, incorporates a terra cotta rain screen system integrated with a Hunter Xci Polyiso-based continuous insulation solution. Learn more about the university’s $29 million renovation.

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Benefits of Tunable Light in the Commercial Workspace

This learning unit provides a general overview of how specific bands of the light spectrum impact human behavior, and how light is distributed using traditional and new fixtures and luminaries. Also, this course explores how new technologies can be used not only to adjust the quantity of light, but also the quality of light in commercial spaces. Finally, the course examines the benefits of tunable white light as an option for architects to create healthful, practical, and aesthetically pleasing interior lighting designs.

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