Home Hot Spots That Influence the Purchase

This course covers a research study that identifies how dealers, architects, builders and remodelers can increase the salability of their projects, and elevate their reputations among homeowners and homebuyers. This research is combined with turn-key design ideas developed by Visbeen architects. Emerge with a fresh understanding of how today’s homeowners envision various rooms, how they can be made more appealing via design and amenities like fireplaces and outdoor living products.

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Designing Tall Walls— Unique Issues And Engineered Wood Products

This course provides an overview of the issues and code provisions associated with tall or “designed” walls. This course also includes a review of how engineered wood lumber, which is also referred to as EWP, are ideal products for tall wall applications due to their strength, stiffness, and dimensional stability.

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Concrete's Contribution to LEED v4 (Print Course)

LEED v4 includes advancements that will change the way design professionals, contractors and product manufacturers do business. Many credits, such as Rainwater Management, Heat Island Reduction and Optimized Energy Performance are refined. Others, such as Material and Resource (MR) credits, challenge product manufacturers to disclose their environmental, social and health impacts in third-party validated reports. This article reveals strategies using concrete that yield successful results in achieving sustainability goals.

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Roofing Options: Alternative Roofing Systems

Roofing Options is a review of the many different roof system options available to the designer. It provides a basic examination of the most common types of low-slope commercial roofing systems including each system’s strengths and weaknesses, life cycle expectations, installation and cost considerations, energy conservation impacts and other sustainable considerations.

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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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