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.
This educational unit has been designed to educate architects, designers, contractors and installers about Specifying Luxury Kitchens in Small Spaces.
While primary homes are big and getting bigger, there are many reasons why an architect or designer is likely to encounter smaller kitchens. The cases range from city apartments to vacation condos to pied-a-terres and even yachts.
While kitchens in these residences may be relatively small, they can still have the upscale finishes, quality appliances and all the bells and whistles the luxury clientele expects. This course describes general design considerations for specifying smaller kitchens, discusses refrigeration and cooking appliances that make most sense in a smaller space, and then suggests how to spread kitchen functions beyond the kitchen and into the rest of the home.
This learning unit provides a general overview of the importance of thoughtful lighting design from curbside to building. It also discusses how reducing light pollution and improving energy conservation are critical elements of successful exterior lighting design. Included is an introduction to some of the best practice lighting strategies for exteriors, including new technologies and design elements to reduce sky glow.
This course delivers fundamental information needed to include written window specifications in the Bidding Documents. Recognizing the wide range of specification levels for different kinds of commercial and residential projects, this presentation will walk through a window specification and describe appropriate content for each part. With a focus on clad wood and fiberglass window applications, this program provides suggestions for writing clear, well-developed specifications.
This course will provide an understanding of the attributes of stone wool roofing insulation when compared to other types of insulation and will examine the importance of considering climate driven R-value when specifying commercial roofing insulation.
Ultra High-Efficiency Toilets Help Professionals and Consumers Fight Back Against Brutal Drought Conditions
Ultra high-efficiency toilets conserve water and energy, saving money on utility bills. Get a return on investment and a return on the environment.
A smoothly-run public works department means a smoothly-run community, and with todayâ€™s technology, achieving this is easier and more-cost effective than ever.
Our GIS solution set brings location into the equation and provides powerful asset management capabilities. Work is recorded in a searchable system and tied to assets to create a more complete history on them. A powerful and intuitive web map interface ensures information is available to those who need it. You can view trends, create reports, and make more informed decisions.
Running any government operation is a trying and resource-intensive task. Regardless of size, population or other factors, itâ€™s crucial that decision makers have a keen understanding of the needs that should be addressed. When it comes to managing your government effectively, time is money. GIS (geographic information systems) technology can help you save more of both, and can also provide a multitude of other benefits.
This course will provide the student with an introduction to water source heat pump (WSHP) systems. Students will be able to explain the WSHP concept and explore the various different features and benefits of WSHP usage in commercial buildings.