This course will review the limitations of employing a hazard-only materials selection decision-making process and describe how to evaluate materials and ingredients based on multiple attributes. The course includes an overview of the various tools, guidance and considerations available to help builders, architects and designers weigh options and understand the impacts and trade-offs associated with materials selection decisions.
This course will address glass basics and the part it can play in building performance. It covers the ways glass can enhance building performance and focuses on energy savings. It looks at the human experiences within the spaces that you create. Finally, we will discuss a set of considerations you’ll want to have in mind as you embark on your next building project involving glass, while highlighting some upcoming trends.
This course illustrates how top daylighting (daylight penetration through the roof) design strategies produce positive biological responses affecting employee health and well-being. Learners will examine how exposure to “skydome dynamic daylight” throughout the workday provides all biologically relevant criteria for positive circadian system impact. This course will help identify new ways of informing stakeholders of the payback analysis for top daylighting strategies when examined through the filter of employee health.
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.
Healthcare facilities deal with diverse challenges, from the transmission of infectious diseases to the growing population of bariatric patients; they can help address these challenges and provide a healthier, safer environment through the use of specialized plumbing products and features. This learning unit provides an overview of technologies and products specific to healthcare settings, discusses ADA requirements and reviews products that enhance the safety and comfort of patients and visitors.
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.
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.
The leading professionals in this session will illustrate how our work environments have an enormous influence on health and productivity outcomes, as well as our individual and collective happiness and general well-being. Reconnecting the work environment with the natural environment, including the use of daylight, fresh air, green spaces and other aspects of biophillic design has a demonstrable effect on a company's bottom line, not least because it promotes the health and retention of key staff - important business metrics of success.
This high-touch, deeply interactive session begins includes an audience 'mindful shopping' challenge along with dramatic storytelling and other narrative tools, exploring how the product selection process breaks down-then offers clear, actionable solutions. Panel members explore challenges that owners, designers, general contractors, and manufacturers face in trying to meet new demands without losing sight of functional performance, beauty, or cost.
This course looks at how Google aims to create the healthiest workplaces possible to improve the overall health and well-being of Googlers. Green Cleaning is a key component of ensuring that Google meets that goal. Ensuring that Google's spaces are cleaned in the healthiest way possible is no small feat; Google employs special coordination and approaches to ensure the company meets its Green Cleaning goals with its offices in over 150 cities spanning 60 countries with over 50,000 employees globally.