Green Building's Role in Community Goals for Zero Waste

This structured discussion will explore tools and best practices learned through years of construction waste diversion and zero waste operations. A case study in optimum materials management will highlight results and possibilities for achieving zero waste goals. The panelists will expand the conversation to address challenges and opportunities that come with scaling up from green buildings to zero waste communities.

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Greening Affordable Housing: Healthy Housing & Clean Energy!

Affordable housing is the cornerstone of LISC's work- but is it possible to make it healthier and greener for residents? This panel will document successful healthy housing and energy efficiency implementation strategies that LISC and its partners have used to achieve results in NYC and Massachusetts.LISC's Two Shades of Green (TSG) program integrates green, healthy, and cost-effective measures into affordable housing rehabilitation projects.

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The Urban Skyscraper as a Resilient Refuge (Outdoor)

This session will explore how current design methodologies for urban skyscrapers can be modified to better respond to the outcomes of extreme weather events such as sea level rise, intense storms, high winds, abnormal precipitation, and extended periods of heat and cold. Panelists will share how to reframe programmatic, architectural, structural and mechanical approaches to skyscraper design, such as incorporating new standards. The panel will address how resilient urban skyscrapers might go beyond protecting themselves and their occupants to serve as refuges and resources to the surrounding community.

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On Good Behavior: Human Factors + Building Performance

Find out how lessons from scientific research can impact building performance. Hear from behavior experts about how to effectively engage the passive majority of building occupants to facilitate substantive, positive impacts on performance, health, and wellbeing in the built environment. A cognitive scientist and sociologist will share insights into how social norms and human behavior can be leveraged for this purpose. Learn how to identify target audiences, frame messages, and implement positive measures effectively. Concrete examples of success and lessons learned - both outside and within the building industry - will be shared by each speaker.

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The Evolution of Continuous Insulation (Print Course)

During the past 20 years, the building sector has seen a significant shift around the use of continuous insulation (CI). Evolving from what was once perceived as an advanced greenbuilding, high-efficiency option, CI is now a standard method and materials practice across most climatic regions. This course will discuss what continuous insulation is, the driver behind its rise, performance benefits, codes and standards, and current material solutions.

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Standard Bearers in Their Field

Learn how and why USA Insulation has become the standard bearer, as well as the largest and most profitable provider in the retro fit insulation category. Get more information about franchises and build your business today.

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What is the Next Step in Your Remodeling Career?

You may have a long career in the remodeling field with experience in different facets of the industry. The next logical step in your career path is to become the owner of a company. Learn how unique the residential retro fit insulation business is, the affordability of a USA Insulation franchise, and how it provides the income and lifestyle that accompany business ownership.

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Most Appealing Opportunity You Never Considered

Learn why retrofit insulation as a USA Insulation franchise may be the most appealing opportunity you didn't know about. Retrofit insulation is the process of applying non-expanding injection foam into exterior wall cavities - increase your client's homes' energy efficiency by as much as 35% and reduce outside noise.

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An Introduction to Steel Window & Door Systems

This course will review the primary considerations for steel window & door systems, and will focus on materials and methods that influence performance and longevity. Some of the topics covered include types of steel, sustainability of steel, rust protection methods, profile construction methods, finishing methods, glazing methods, and energy efficiency methods.

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Video: Streetscape USA

With multiple color finishes and style options, hear the many reasons why James Hardie was chosen for this community development project. This siding provides protection under harsh conditions and contributes to low-cost, energy-efficient homes.

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