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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The Value of Healthy Buildings: Making the Business Case

This course talks about the driver towards healthier buildings through a landmark study. The study investigated the impact of building design, construction and operations on the health and wellness of building occupants. Trends within the building industry are discussed, and this course covers some strategies that are effective in creating healthier buildings.

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Sheraton Hotels: Standardizing Sustainability

This course looks at the sustainability standards for the Starwood hotel brands. It looks at different green trends that are being seen in the hospitality market. It also looks at areas that can be improved for a better, more efficient performance in hotels. This course helps to open the dialogue with your clients and elevate the green thinking on your projects.

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Building Codes and Rating Systems: Carrots or Sticks?

This course opens up the conversation on green building codes vs LEED and how they compare on different levels. It helps to provide the learner with a good understanding what has been done to make green building codes happen, and to help you understand what your role can be to help adopt green building codes. By comparing and contrasting LEED vs IgCC, the advantages and challenges are reviewed during a panel discussion.

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Measuring Sustainability's Impact on Workplace Productivity

This course looks at the trends in the “new workplace”, while connecting the “green” and “productive”. It looks at the power of productivity in the workplace, through measurement and reporting. Finally, it looks at an Autodesk case study.

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Crossing the Net-Zero Finish Line

Buildings don’t use energy, people use energy, and that is where we need to focus. This course will focus design commissioning and the commissioning of technological building systems. While moving towards net-zero energy, it is important to look at what are occupant effects and how we can maintain it.

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Inspiring Sustainable Communities and Change through Storytelling

This course will talk about storytelling and share some stories of sustainable communities. The ability to tell a story and make a difference is very important, and this course looks at why and how stories can be effective. A group of speakers will tell their stories about sustainability.

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District System Benefits and Barriers: Learning From a Complex Example

The Lloyd District in Portland, Oregon saw its peak in the 60’s, but is surrounded by very affluent communities. This presentation discusses the strategies being implemented to revitalize this area into a 24-hour community and EcoDistrict. The main focus is the sophisticated water treatment infrastructure that is on-site and integrated into the streetscape. See site plans, schematics and strategies for incorporating this on-site system sized for housing, retail and office tenants. Learn how the system saved the city over $1.3 million because of reduced capacity needs, and what the anticipated payback is for such a sophisticated system.

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