The Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh has been certified as LEED Platinum under version 2.2, and is the first four star certified SITES pilot project, and first WELL Building platinum pilot project. This session will cover the benefits of these green standards, examine the specific LEED credit categories where there is overlap and synergy between these rating systems, and recognize how using these standards together not only elevates the sustainability of the landscape, the building, and the occupants’ health, but encourages integrated design and inspires sustainability in future projects.
If you’ve been relying on different point solutions to manage your properties instead of one fully-integrated property management platform that provides an SaaS infrastructure with accounting, budgeting, purchasing, facilities, document management and reporting, then you could be losing money and under-performing in the market.
As a multifamily owner and/or operator, it’s important to understand the compliance requirements of the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to enhance community appeal, avoid expensive penalties, and protect brand reputation.
In this client testimonial J.P. Barlow discusses how using Co-Construct’s project management software helps him keep all the different aspects of home building on schedule and budget.
Moisture intrusion in a wall system can cause numerous building defects as well as health ailments for building occupants. This course will review the cause and effects of moisture intrusion and will discuss how fiber cement panels can be used as a rainscreen to mitigate this moisture. We will identify different rainscreen technologies and ASTM and AAMA testing standards that measure their performance. By the end of the course you will understand basic design approaches and guidelines for installing fiber cement panels as a rainscreen.
Mid-Rise Wood Construction: A Cost-Effective and Sustainable Choice For Achieving High-Performance Goals (Print Course)
Cost-effective, code-compliant and sustainable, mid-rise wood construction is gaining the attention of design professionals nationwide, who see it as a way to achieve higher density housing at lower cost—while reducing the carbon footprint of their projects. Yet, many familiar with wood construction for two- to four-story residential structures are not aware that the International Building Code (IBC) allows wood-frame construction for five stories and more in building occupancies that range from business and mercantile to multi-family, military, senior, student and affordable housing.
Watch how Colorado DOT cut sign production time with this digital printing technology - cutting costs, helping their employees and improving service to the community all in one.
Sustainability and Window Materials 101: Choosing the Best Window Material to Achieve Sustainability Goals
Windows play a significant role in the function and comfort of a building, from providing natural light and ventilation, to adding architectural features. Windows also play a large part in the sustainability of a structure.
The most common factors when discussing the sustainability of windows are durability, energy efficiency, and resource efficiency. In this course, we look at the four most common window frame materials – vinyl, fiberglass, aluminum, and wood – and discuss the factors that contribute to sustainability for each of them. Finally, we look at the factors that contribute to the sustainability of window manufacturing operations.
By following a regular inspection schedule, complete with safety checks and audits, your team can identify and resolve issues before they become bigger problems.
Keep your project on time and within budget-without sacrificing your firm’s reputation or others' safety.
As sustainability has become an important consideration to consumers and architects who are designing for better environmental stewardship, green building programs have emerged to certify which buildings meet specific sustainable design goals. Materials used in these buildings are an important part of sustainable design as they can contribute to good indoor air quality and energy efficiency. The focus on tile in this presentation clarifies the many ways that this product can contribute to a green building certification in such programs as USGBC LEED®, NAHB Green Builidng Standard, and the ICC’s International Green construction code. The design professional will also learn about the ANSI (138.1) Green Squared standard for defining a green tile – a standard developed by the North American Tile Council with the input of designers, architects, green professionals, end users and manufacturers. Along with a review of the latest sustainable manufacturing practices, this presentation illustrates how the selection of tile as a green material is an easy choice for design professionals.