ARCSA's Rain Harvesting: Green Infrastructure & Sustainable Uses

The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) promotes sustainable rainwater harvesting practices to help solve potable, non-potable, stormwater and energy challenges throughout the world. This course will discuss the many benefits of harvesting rain and stormwater, and will demonstrate the expertise ARCSA can provide when installing rain or stormwater harvesting systems.

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Getting to the Other Green: the Impact of Deconstruction in Detroit

This course will describe a study to identify obstacles, benchmark productivity, and establish metrics for the optimization of pre-demolition salvage of building materials from vacant structures in the Springwells neighborhood of Detroit, while understanding the implications for ambient lead dispersal associated with these activities.

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The Internet is Picking Your Residents: How to Manage Your Property's Online Reputation With the Phone

Online reviews are influencing your property’s prospect base. Research shows that consumers read fewer than 6 reviews before forming an opinion. That’s not a lot of information for prospects to make a decision. And even more so, prospects are basing purchasing decisions on the opinions of your residents and past renters. Use these 4 tricks to create an online reputation strategy that works for your team.

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Marketing + Sustainability: The Tools and Tips to Tell Your Story

This course will explore tools and tips for marketers to use to tell their company’s sustainability story. The course will discuss the danger of greenwashing to sustainability marketing, how to leverage social media to market sustainability, and how marketers can create meaningful, compelling sustainability stories.

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Ensuring that Building Benchmarkers Measure Up

The EPA’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager is a management tool and metrics calculator that provides key performance metrics to integrate into a strategic management plan such as energy and water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. This course will describe how the Portfolio Manager can improve data quality and will also describe the key benefits and strategies of a Benchmarking Proficiency Certificate Program.

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Real Time Energy Management in Three Large Multi-Tenant Buildings: A Case Study

This course will take a closer look at a case study from the NRDC looking at the claims of 10-20% energy savings in commercial buildings. It discusses the people, process and technology behind these energy savings in buildings. It looks closely at the methodology and implementation behind energy savings management and the owner/operator perspective.

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Launch and Iterate: Using Rapid Tests to Refine Biophilic Strategies

This course takes a look at the indoor environmental quality at Google and the current strategies in place there. It continues by discussing the development of biophilia performance metrics and the process of implementing the rapid testing approach.

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This is Every Building: Achieving Market-Rate Net Zero Ready

This course discussed the Iowa Utilities Board: Office of Consumer Advocate project that has been in operation for about three years. It is a process and building that could be used as an example for many other projects. It looks at achieving market rate net-zero ready buildings through the process of integrated design, collaboration and post-occupancy plans.

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Existing Window Solutions for High Performance Buildings

This course discusses the national resources to support energy efficiency in small commercial buildings. It looks at success stories of energy efficient historic windows, and transforming historic windows in high performance projects. Finally, it looks at the cost, ROI, and carbon implications of existing window enhancements.

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How to score Platinum in LEED - Energy efficient projects in Sweden

This course will provide a brief background on sustainability and why Sweden is so ambitious with their LEED projects and sustainable designs. It will also look at how to build energy efficient building with a good indoor environmental quality. Finally, this course will wrap up with a “dummy guide” to LEED Platinum.

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