Achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals via Architecture and Design (Print Course)

To help cities, urban planners, public institutions, and private entities ride the wave of global population growth and shifting market dynamics, and face the enormous challenges of sustainable growth and technology integration, the United Nations recently set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

These goals are a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all by addressing the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. This course will introduce you to the 17 SDGs and dive deeper in the five SDGs that specifically affect the architecture and design industries.

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Strategic Electrification, Decarbonization, and the Role of Advanced Heat Pump Technology (Print Course)

Some areas of the country, such as New England, New York, the Mid-Atlantic states, and California, are moving progressively towards adopting clean energy with the ultimate goal of reducing their carbon footprint. Strategic electrification, which includes building decarbonization and the adoption of heat pump technologies, is one of the ways in which states and organizations are striving towards a cleaner, sustainable, and economically beneficial future.

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Multifamily Laundry Room 2.0

For multifamily developers, owners, and property managers the stakes couldn’t be higher. Today, many owners have been forced to up their game to keep pace with the competition to capture and retain the loyalty of tenants through amenities. This whitepaper examines the transformation of an amenity frequently overlooked in the property’s portfolio of resident advantages - the laundry room. Central to this amenity is the washer and dryer technology that powers it.

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2019 Apartment Market Update

Curious about which direction the multifamily market is moving in? Industry analysts take on apartment construction, market trends and give insight into where the hot markets are in 2019 and beyond.

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Cost-Justifying Green Buildings to Skeptics

Many are concerned about what might happen to the green building market when climate change denial is seeing a political resurgence in the US and UK. Yet there is a way to defend green buildings using a business and economics lens palatable even to the biggest green building skeptic. Long used in the world of large-cap infrastructure projects, "cost-benefit analysis" is the gold standard when it comes to weighing different design options for their Net Present Value, Life Cycle Cost, Return on Investment, etc.

Over the past year, two real estate industry leaders, Prologis and San Francisco International Airport, have recently taken that approach and improved upon it, using rigorous economic methodologies from academia and industry alike to also translate into dollar terms the non-financial value of their green building designs, including enhanced occupant health and productivity from improved IEQ and lighting, increased property value and reduced flood risk from green infrastructure, and improved community support from preserving local air and water quality.

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Sink Selection for Sustainability and Accessibility (Print Course)

This course reviews restroom design trends for commercial buildings by focusing on sink/lavatory system technology and the sustainability and accessibility trends surrounding them. The program will discuss the expanding role architects and designers play in accessible designs – striking a balance between hand washing needs and design flexibility.

The program compares a variety of sink/lavatory systems and corresponding components. It discusses how each component can enhance the sustainably of hand washing functions while still providing style within a space. Additionally the course will cover appropriate ADA, LEED and Wellness design criteria.

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Wavelinx EmpowerED: Philadelphia, PA

Join industry experts as they explore the increasing demand for wireless connected lighting technology and how it can simplify control installation, enable automatic code compliance, provide key building data, and create tangible opportunities in the future.

Date: November 14, 2019
Location: Yard Brewing Company – Philadelphia

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Wavelinx EmpowerED: San Jose, CA

Join industry experts as they explore the increasing demand for wireless connected lighting technology and how it can simplify control installation, enable automatic code compliance, provide key building data, and create tangible opportunities in the future.

Date: November 7, 2019
Location: Silicon Valley Capital Club – San Jose

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Wavelinx EmpowerED: Los Angeles, CA

Join industry experts as they explore the increasing demand for wireless connected lighting technology and how it can simplify control installation, enable automatic code compliance, provide key building data, and create tangible opportunities in the future.

Date: November 5, 2019
Location: Lincoln Beer Company – Burbank

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Technology and Disruption in Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Design

The AEC industry has frequently been criticized for being slow to adopt and adapt to new technologies. For some firms and companies, this equates to loss of revenue, as well as retention and recruitment issues. By understanding emerging technologies, those in the AEC industry can capitalize on disruption whether it involves start-ups, modern methods of prefabrication, home automation, or the Internet of Things.

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