This course is organized as a three-act play that looks at hospitality, healthcare, and retail scenarios as a metaphor for collaboration and action. The course discusses the need for a whole new system of knowledge to enable us to make the best design and construction decisions. Product improvement, healthy buildings, and access to good data are explored in the quest to find the best solutions to meet sustainability targets and to make collaborative decisions faster and easier.
This course looks at how to extend your reach through strategic partnerships, thought leadership, or your own practice. The course discusses the advantages of large firms, such as their ability to invest strategically, diversify, be more profitable, and more able to attract talent. The course examines various award- winning projects that have the ability to change the way we live, the environmental impact of buildings, and how large firms with their greater amount of employees can generate more ideas, possibly some big ideas.
This course looks at the infrastructure performance metrics critical to securing merit funding, impact capital, and stakeholder support. The course examines several business cases, offers tools to develop business cases, and provides ways to streamline project cost benefit analysis and risk assessment.
How Great Builders and Remodelers Can Leverage Client Feedback and Social Media to Enhance Their Online Reputation
People are talking about your company. What are they saying, and how can you engage in this conversation? For builders and remodelers who focus on delivering exceptional customer service, the opportunity for benefit far outweighs the risk of damage. To thrive in this new reputation economy, your challenge should be to double down on quality service -- it’s more important than ever. For the more ambitious, engage in the online dialog that’s already happening about your business. Read this whitepaper today.
Sponsored by: Guild Quality
The average contractor in the residential building industry has a recommendation rate of around 65%. This means 1 in 3 client’s would not recommend them to a friend. Considering that an unhappy client will tell 10 people about their experience, having a lower recommendation rate makes it harder to grow your business. There are 1000's of builders, remodeler’s and contractors throughout North America who have average recommendation rates of 90%. These businesses represent the best of the best in the residential building industry. If you want to go beyond average, take a lesson from their playbook. This whitepaper focuses on what those companies are doing to stand out and grow their business.
Sponsored by: Guild Quality
This course looks at how the components of a Passive House can produce optimum comfort and energy efficiency in different climates. Building services can be kept simple with the use of cascade ventilation; recuperative heat and humidity recovery, which reduces ventilation and humidity losses and loads with high energy efficient recovery; counterflow heat exchanges; and supply air to bring heat into the building.
Authors Robin Guenther and Gail Vittori discuss their book The Imperative of Sustainable Healthcare Architecture. Heath care building design is grounded in a mission and set s trajectory for future healthcare design and design in other sectors to merge mission and purpose with the ways the built environment is conceived, designed and operated. The program explores how different world locations optimize existing building systems or incorporate new technologies.
This course looks closely at bird collisions and hazards to birds within the built environment. This course will identify best practices, such as materials and design strategies, to help prevent bird collisions. This course looks at the possibility to include bird-friendly architecture with other aspects of green design.
This course discusses the cost/benefit implications of building to Zero Net Energy and Living Building Challenge standards. It looks closely at the construction costs of next generation green buildings, and compares it to both LEED and non-LEED buildings. It also compares high-performance buildings to their energy goals and strategies.
This course looks at projects that incorporate efficiency technologies, including how building owners calculate sustainable return on investment, constraints to secure funding, and common pitfalls.