Complete Wall Systems: Maintaining Continuous Insulation and WRBs at Transitions (Print Course)

Wall assembly components such as CI and WRBs are now required across the country, requiring in-depth understanding of wall systems. Improper design of transition details can lead to detrimental and expensive issues in wall assemblies. This course reviews building science fundamentals for complete wall systems with CI and WRBs, important considerations when designing transitions and penetrations, and common issues that arise from errors in sequencing, material compatibility and design verification.

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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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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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In a v4 Materials Quandary? Solutions through Collaboration

A panel of three diverse experts representing the working group will discuss their experiences managing the LEED v4 materials credits. Participants will hear about identifying materials that meet the LEED v4 requirements, writing clear specifications, and compiling the appropriate documentation. The presenters will share the tools and processes they developed to incorporate the new materials requirements into the specifications and examine case studies, with an emphasis on how team collaboration is key in successfully completing LEED v4 projects.

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LEED-ND Platinum Plan, Kashiwa-no-ha, Innovation Campus

This session will explore the adaptation of a highly sustainable district with LEED-ND and Ecodistrict principles. The Panel will run a mock community engagement process consistent with NPD Credit Community Outreach and Involvement to help identify community and business interests to support an active civic realm. During this exercise, the attendees will explore ways to activate streets and connect diverse building activities consistent with NPD Credits Walkable Streets and Mixed Use Neighborhoods.

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Living Buildings: Affordable Housing on the Cutting Edge

Panelists from three California pilots will share specific examples of designs and systems that are emerging as best practices, discuss obstacles to achieving the LBC goals, and identify the cost/benefit of various options. They will also offer their experience dealing with California regulatory agencies.

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Green Codes & LEED: Do We Need Both?

How do we connect what has happened in LEED with green codes such as CALGreen, International Green Construction Code (IgCC) or ASHRAE Standard 189.1? In 2014, a harmonization of the sustainable building movement was announced - IgCC, ASHRAE 189.1, and LEED Rating System have aGreen to present a unified framework for voluntary and code level green building programs by 2018. So how do we marry codes with leadership standards? Can they coexist, and is there room for both in the private sector and in public policy?

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Certifying Naturally Ventilated Buildings for LEED

This session will educate project teams on decision making, tracking and documenting to adequately account for the LEEDv2009-NC-related documentation pertaining to Energy (EAp2, EAc1), Ventilation (EQp1, EQc1, EQc2) and Thermal Comfort (EQc7.1) that can be challenging when natural ventilation is included. This session will also provide insight into how these documentation requirements are evolving from the LEEDv2009-NC system to the LEEDv4 BD+C system.

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Expanding upon LEED

This session will explore USGBC and GBCI's new innovations that build upon LEED: Integration and Positive Performance. Integration: GBCI is now administering seven rating systems including WELL, PEER, SITES, Parksmart and GRESB. We will explore how these new rating systems can be used in tandem with LEED in the development or ongoing maintenance of your current or future projects. This session will review new dimensions of scoring, as well as methods for measuring the performance of buildings and places that give more than they take.

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The Evolution of Continuous Insulation (Print Course)

During the past 20 years, the building sector has seen a significant shift around the use of continuous insulation (CI). Evolving from what was once perceived as an advanced greenbuilding, high-efficiency option, CI is now a standard method and materials practice across most climatic regions. This course will discuss what continuous insulation is, the driver behind its rise, performance benefits, codes and standards, and current material solutions.

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