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.
Through this course you will learn how skylights can contribute and provide the benefits of natural ventilation, daylight and energy efficiency to ensure good health and wellbeing in residential applications.
Indoor climate combines all the elements of temperature, humidity, lighting, air quality and ventilation in residential buildings. Most of these elements relate closely to energy balance, health and comfort effects on building occupants.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.
Daylighting has become one of the fastest growing green building strategies in the last few years due to its simple application, significant cost savings and its ability to create healthy, enjoyable work and living spaces. This course is designed to give an overview of how to achieve sustainable design goals with tubular daylighting devices.
This course will cover the use of polycarbonate sheet products for architectural glazing systems, including how to analyze a building’s needs and choose the correct glazing material to enhance the building envelope. Test methods and standards for polycarbonate glazing will be discussed, as will key applications and specifications.
This course will outline window, door and skylight standards and building code requirements and how certifications can help architects, remodelers, and specifiers deliver work of the highest caliber.
Conservatories are more than add-on glass structures for the home or stand-alones for parks and gardens. This CEU addresses the numerous benefits of creating custom conservatory environments which save energy and maximize space and enjoyment for all users. The course also helps architects and builders understand how to select a vendor and specify a structure based on an array of factors including client needs, climate, and functional requirements.
Lightweight, impact resistant and easily moldable, plastic polycarbonate is an extremely versatile and effective building material. As a highly viable alternative to glass, the material is long lasting and exceptionally durable at less than half the weight of glass. This learning unit outlines the advantages of polycarbonate construction applications, outlining the benefits offered through solar performance, durability as well as thermal and acoustic performance of polycarbonate rooftop systems.
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