The Future of Sustainability and Green Design: Health, Daylighting, and Material Selection (Print Course)

This course will examine biophilia and sustainable and green design, focusing on the ways in which these concepts have evolved to incorporate human health and well-being. It will also specifically focus on concepts such as daylighting, demonstrating how the incorporation of natural light in design can contribute to productivity and well-being.

Finally, the course will examine several case studies where different products helped to contribute to sustainable, green design as well as occupant health and well-being.

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Acoustics, Daylighting, and Material Selection

Acoustics and daylighting have the ability to provide occupants with comfort, health, and well-being and can affect everything from employee productivity to student learning, patient well-being, and energy savings. Poor acoustics and unmanaged daylighting, however, can have the opposite effects. By understanding the role of material selection in acoustics and daylighting, specifiers can maximize the attributes of both.

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Planning for Disaster with Expansion Joint Covers (Print Course)

Natural and man-made disasters can not only “cause considerable damage to the built environment, resulting in serious disruptions to normal human activities and billions of dollars in property damages,” but such disasters can also “reveal vulnerabilities in infrastructure design and construction and test to the limit the planning, design, and construction abilities” of architects, engineers, and contractors. This course will provide an understanding of the types of disasters that may affect the built environment along with the techniques used to mitigate those disasters.

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