Home Building Crossroads - The Intersection of Building Science and Building Materials: Torrance, CA

Gain insight from real-world examples that meet the new energy code - while providing the means to a comfortable, durable, energy efficient building enclosure.

Date: June 18, 2020
Location: Ganahl Lumber

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Home Building Crossroads - The Intersection of Building Science and Building Materials: South Salem, NY

Gain insight from real-world examples that meet the new energy code - while providing the means to a comfortable, durable, energy efficient building enclosure.

Date: May 28, 2020
Location: Le Chateau

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Home Building Crossroads - The Intersection of Building Science and Building Materials: Minneapolis, MN

Gain insight from real-world examples that meet the new energy code - while providing the means to a comfortable, durable, energy efficient building enclosure.

Date: April 23, 2020
Location: Sheraton Minneapolis West Hotel

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Home Building Crossroads - The Intersection of Building Science and Building Materials: Richmond, VA

Gain insight from real-world examples that meet the new energy code - while providing the means to a comfortable, durable, energy efficient building enclosure.

Date: April 16, 2020
Location: The Westin Richmond

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Home Building Crossroads - The Intersection of Building Science and Building Materials: Bethesda, MD

Gain insight from real-world examples that meet the new energy code - while providing the means to a comfortable, durable, energy efficient building enclosure.

Date: March 31, 2020
Location: Bethesda Marriott

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CarbonPositive'20 CONFERENCE & EXPO

The CarbonPositive'20 CONFERENCE and EXPO provide a "how-to" for planning, designing, building and manufacturing a CarbonPositive future – where buildings, developments and entire cities are constructed to use sustainable resources, generate surplus renewable energy, and convert atmospheric carbon into durable materials and products.


Date: March 2nd - 4th, 2020
Location: Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown, 900 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017

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Thermal Bridging Solutions for Buildings

Thermal bridging is a common occurrence in many mid-rise, high-rise, and multifamily structures, particularly if there are balconies. The effects of thermal bridging can range from occupant discomfort to the accumulation of mold and condensation to energy loss and inefficiency. By understanding the terminology associated with thermal bridging and learning how to identify where in a wall assembly thermal bridging occurs, specifiers can better mitigate its effects. One strategy that can help earn LEED credits, as well as adhere to code, is to include thermal breaks in the design strategy.

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Opportunities For Wood in Low-Rise Commercial Buildings (Print Course)

This course is intended for building designers who want to learn more about the use of wood framing systems in low-rise commercial projects. The course content will provide practical information that can be applied to projects, the course begins with code-related topics, including cost implications of construction type, opportunities for achieving unlimited area, and implications of multi-tenant occupancies. It provides an overview of wood wall and roof systems commonly used in commercial buildings, and highlights key design considerations. Examples of wood-frame buildings are highlighted, and a recent cost and environmental comparison of a big box store designed in wood versus steel is summarized. Code references refer to the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) unless otherwise noted.

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The Impact of Wood Use on North American Forests (Print Course)

As green building has evolved beyond its initial emphasis on energy efficiency, greater attention has been given to the choice of structural materials and the degree to which they influence a building’s environmental footprint. Increasingly, wood from sustainably managed forests is viewed as a responsible choice. Drawing from a wide range of research publications, this course will examine the current state of North American forests, modern forest practices, and criteria for sustainability, and consider some of the challenges that could profoundly impact the future of the forest resource.

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Sustainable Solutions from the Most Visited City in the U.S.

As the most-visited city in the United States, Orlando is uniquely positioned to influence environmental stewardship in communities around the world. From meeting the foundational needs of local residents to providing an enchanting tourism destination in a changing climate, we describe how to leverage local characteristics to enhance sustainable efforts.

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