Propane Tankless Water Heating in Commercial Building Applications Efficiency and Performance Benefits

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. Water heating is a major energy end-use in commercial buildings, and is very significant in certain commercial building types. Many commercial building owners and operators have a critical need for water heating systems which are reliable, able to meet varying levels of demand, energy efficient, and able to fit within a building’s space constraints in order to maintain their business operations.

Propane tankless water heaters are a flexible and energy efficient technology which provides these attributes in many commercial applications. This course will explore how commercial buildings use energy and the potential application of propane tankless systems to provide a solution for water heating needs.

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Embodied Carbon and the Envelope

Webinar On-Demand: This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. In the fight against climate change, efforts intensify against the planet’s number one enemy—carbon dioxide. The building industry will play a significant role in these efforts. Embodied carbon—the global greenhouse gas emissions generated from sourcing raw material and processing, manufacturing, transporting, and installing building materials—will be the target over the next decade. This course will define embodied carbon, its impact on greenhouse gas emissions, the construction industry's impact, and the methods and tools that building designers can employ to limit embodied carbon.

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Advantages of Concrete in Low- to Mid-Rise Multifamily

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. Look around and you’ll see many 5 to 7 story residential projects being built today with one or two floors of concrete, supporting up to 5 floors of steel or wood frame. These “pedestal” projects are assumed to be the cheapest way to build while longer term ownership implications of these designs are not well understood. This 1-hour presentation dispels the myths that are driving the popularity of pedestal construction and demonstrates the ownership value concrete provides including lower operating costs, less maintenance, and improved tenant retention.

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Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together: The Design Challenges of Multifamily Residential

Webinar On-Demand: This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. The country is in dire need of more housing—and affordable housing in particular. Multifamily developers are responding as much as they can, but have many challenges and obstacles. This session dives into design practices that deliver multifamily housing projects that are equitable, supportive of occupant well-being, and sensitive to the natural environment.

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The Biggest and Best Design Trends in Hospitality and Entertainment

Webinar On-Demand: This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. The pandemic ravaged the entertainment industry, changing the event experience forever. As the world opens back up, the public has a wide range of comfort levels regarding human interaction and activities. These architects are rethinking the event and hospitality experience with designs that showcase the best of technology, safety, and user experience.

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Glazing for Schools: Determining the Right Glass Solution for Your Education Project

Schools have unique design needs. In this CEU, you’ll learn the value that glass can bring to educational facilities sparking learning and inspiration, providing a safe haven for children's welfare, and promoting healthy living and physical development of the occupants.  In addition, this course will educate architects and designers on how to specify a glazing unit specific to its needs—enhancing functionality, user experience and energy efficiency.

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Designing with Metal Wall Panels

Webinar On-Demand: This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. After completing this course, one will know how to define metal wall panel substrates and coatings, and explain the basic requirements of a wall assembly. This course will also provide you with the knowledge to be able to describe the different types of metal wall panels and understand the basic detailing and flashing components.

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Helping Homes Breathe with Twice the Ventilation

Poor attic ventilation will cause mold, mildew and rot. This paper shows you a simple equation that will help you calculate the amount of outflow area ventilation, code required ventilation and soffit ventilation needed for your project.

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Rethinking Acoustics (Print Course)

Given today's focus on health and wellness, it seems prudent to revisit our acoustical lexicon with the intention of developing deeper awareness of the differences between background sound and noise, as well as their implications for our experience within facilities. Refining our understanding of 'noise' and 'sound,' as well as terms such as 'silence' and 'quiet,' allows for a more nuanced discussion of occupants’ needs and expectations, and fosters opportunities to improve building design practices.

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Heating Oil Conversion: Exploring Propane as a Viable Alternative Energy Source

Heating oil, also known as fuel oil or Number 2 oil, has been a popular choice for homeowners since the early 1900s. As an alternative to coal or wood as a fuel source for boilers and domestic hot water production, heating oil proved to be a reliable, clean, and economical choice for millions of consumers, especially in the Northeast where other fuel types were often more difficult to acquire or were more expensive.

But it is not an environmentally conscious fuel choice. Propane gas has the same remote fuel benefit, coupled with fewer emissions and higher efficiency equipment. This course details economic and environmental reasons why switching from heating oil to propane is a good choice for homeowners, residential builders or remodelers.

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