Midcentury (Un)Modern: The 1958-73 Office Building

Preservation and retrofit of existing buildings saves energy; but so does new construction. Which is actually less impactful on the environment in a very specific market segment? Preservation and retrofit should go hand-in-hand with the environmental movement, as both are trying to conserve resources. But research shows that retrofits and new construction both have advantages. Presenters discuss the potential benefits and hurdles facing mid-century office buildings in need of energy improvements to meet PlaNYC goals by 2030.

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Certifying Neighborhood Sustainability Around the Globe

Presenters discuss overviews and principles of common sustainable neighborhood rating systems and guides. They introduce why rating systems and guides are important, how they improve communities and the difference between planning and executing a scalable sustainable community. Examples of existing connected, sustainable communities are reviewed in depth to showcase where development is at currently.

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Sustainable Design: Can Performance and Beauty Co-Exist?

Presenters challenge learners to define beauty in architecture by looking beyond the finished aesthetics. Instead, beauty is a combination of the structural scale, connection to nature, how the building makes people feel, materials and performance. Three 2013 AIA Committee on the Environment award winning projects are discussed as they are related to beauty and performance inclusively.

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Cracking the Cost Barrier: Do, or Do Not. There is No Try

This program challenges project team members to step outside of the design-bid-build comfort zone and throw out prescriptive rating systems and processes. The presenters discuss the benefits of integrated project teams, performance metrics, PassivHaus strategies and reveal that energy savings can be delivered at market rate. Through smart design, precise construction, commissioning and testing during occupancy, heating and cooling loads can be significantly reduced and cost savings realized.

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Video: Ekotrope for Production Home Builders

Instantly compare thousands of home designs, and optimize for lower costs, energy efficiency and better business results. Cut construction costs and sell more energy-related upgrades. Learn More.

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Production Building Optimization Opportunity Report: How Production Home Builders are finding ways to reduce construction costs and energy bills simultaneously

States are adopting more stringent energy codes every year, and home buyers are becoming more educated and concerned about energy efficiency. Making smarter energy design decisions presents a huge opportunity to cut construction costs while delivering equal or superior performance, therefore increasing profitability. This report will analyze and evaluate this opportunity in greater detail.

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Ekotrope Datasheet

Ekotrope is a cloud‐based solution that gives production builders an efficient, comprehensive, and accurate way to compare the cost and performance of a home’s energy‐related components (windows, doors, insulation, mechanical equipment, etc.). It gives purchasing professionals an efficient way to find the most cost-effective, quality building components, to drive lower construction costs and higher profit margins. Ekotrope helps builders gain superior control over their bottom line and mitigate risks. Learn More.

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Reach more of your customers

You know your business. We know the web. Watch this quick video to learn how we can reach more of your customers on the web.

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Meet The Rising Preference

Here why Top Builders are choosing Electrolux to be their appliance supplier of choice.

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Advancements in weather resistive barrier sheets

In this webinar Mike Sloggatt discusses weather resistive barrier (WRB) sheets, a vital part of an exterior wall system that protects a structure from water intrusion, improving building durability, enhancing energy efficiency and decreasing maintenance costs. Mike will also present the benefits of fully-adhered WRBs, the latest generation of weather resistive barriers.

Speaker Bio:

Mike Sloggatt has more than thirty year's experience, and specializes in high-end, challenging remodels near his home on Long Island. He is a frequent contributor to the Journal of Light Construction magazine and writes for Fine Homebuilding and Tools of the Trade, in addition to moderating the JLC Rough Carpentry Forum. For the past four years, Mike has been the Frame-to-Finish (Rough) Carpentry presenter for the Katz Roadshow. He teaches seminars and clinics in all aspects of carpentry and remodeling and is a regular presenter at JLC Live, The Remodeling Show and International Builders’ Show.

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