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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This course takes a closer look at LEED v4, especially at the Materials and Resources category now and the vision for the market transformation. It covers Environmental Product Declarations, and the perspectives from the market. Finally, this course looks at Life Cycle Assessment and the tools for implementation in the building industry.
Propane gas is considered to be a clean alternative fuel by the EPA; it is a versatile and environmentally safe fuel source for healthy and sustainable living. Many people use propane to fuel their outdoor grills or barbeques, but it’s much more versatile than a cooking fuel in residential outdoor applications. This learning unit will explore alternative uses for propane, specifically for outdoor use in and around a home.
John Lyons, Global Business Development Manager at DuPont, introduces the company's innovative DuPont™ Sorona®, a renewably sourced, bio-based fiber with design applications for a host of global partners. Video produced and edited by Yokai Films. Sponsored by DuPont.
Please attend the 2015 NeoCon show to see the latest updates of commercial carpet made with DuPont™ Sorona®.