Designing with Continuous Insulation for Thermal and Moisture Management

This course discusses some basic building science fundamentals, while looking at specific code requirements in the IRC, IBC and the international energy conservation code. It addresses why some of the trade-offs and differences exist between those two sets of code requirements. Lastly, we'll work through an example and the decision making process to determine the continuous insulation and vapor retarder requirements for a project in a specific climate zone.

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Life Cycle Assessment of Concrete Buildings (Print Course)

When looking at the environmental impact of a building, it is important to assess every stage of the environmental life cycle: from material extraction to product manufacturing, to building operations and maintenance, through end-of-life. Concrete offers environmental attributes that help reduce overall environmental life cycle impacts of a building. This course explores how life cycle assessment can be used to measure and lower the environmental impacts of buildings.

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Understanding Alternative Exterior Trim

This CEU will give learners an overview of alternative exterior trim products, while exploring the differences between the various types of alternative trim products available in today’s market. This course also compares different product attributes of exterior trim products. It will include information on the manufacturing processes, aesthetics, installation, maintenance and warranties.

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Save the Planet ECONOMICALLY using Baseline Green Codes!

This presentation will explain how to build green - and save money for your clients in the long run - by following the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) and ASHRAE 189.1 High Performance Building Standard, pointing out baseline measures that complement LEED v4 BD+C: New Construction, and justifying them on an economic basis. By the end of the session, participants will understand how following IgCC/189.1 can benefit the communities that choose to adopt them, lead to green LEED v4 certified buildings, AND provide an economically attractive return on investment for their clients.

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Cutting Carbon by Matching Owners + Pro Bono Professionals

EPA is connecting building owners with licensed professionals who are willing to provide verification services on a cost-free, pro bono basis. By performing this valuable public service, licensed professionals will significantly increase the number of ENERGY STAR certified buildings, inspire others to raise the performance level of their facilities, and help an organization of their choice that otherwise would not be recognized for their outstanding achievement.

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Sewage Waste Heat Recovery...the Energy Beneath our Cities!

Municipal sewage systems across the United States contain millions of Btu's of energy flowing every day. This energy source is not only a constant flowing resource but also a constant temperature, which allows operation of conventional heat pumps to extract heat during winter operation and dump heat to this source during summer operation, creating the most operationally efficient infrastructure for building HVAC and plumbing systems. The presentation will review case studies to better understand the options available for heat exchanger applications and the various building systems approaches taken utilizing them.

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LEED v4 and Global Climate Commitments

LEED v4 raises the bar on green buildings and leadership. This session will describe the goals of the rating system and key areas where it’s driving market transformation.

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WELL Full Circle: The 1st WELL Certified Space Then and Now

CBRE's LA Office was the first WELL Certified office space in the world. This session will provide attendees with a summary of the lessons learned by all team members alongside considerations and decision points that will help other companies that are pursuing or thinking of pursuing WELL Certification. The session will give the full overview of our WELL Certification pursuit, starting with a brief overview of WELL and moving through the decision making process to WELL Performance Verification.

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The Convergence of Distributed Power Generation & Storage and the Internet of Things

'Distributed clean renewable energy' and the 'Internet of Things' are in the process of crashing on the shore of civilization's built environment. This presentation will explain how the underlying construct of these technologies will impact our built environment. The course will focus on new participatory energy model of individually net zero powered buildings in a network of smart electric powered microgrids - the ENERNET.

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Resilient Design Charrette: Applying the LEED Pilot Credits

This interactive two-hour session will provide attendees with a deep understanding of the new LEED resilient design pilot credits IPpc98, IPpc99, IPpi100 LEED BD+C v4 for new construction, including how to use the credits in achieving greater resilience in new construction projects. Four of the leaders who developed the credits will lead the group in a series of sketch problems based in the Los Angeles area that demonstrate how to apply the credits. Attendees will learn the credits' scope and how to incorporate the credits-and resilient design-in their work.

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