Facade Design Tools for High-rise Carbon Neutral Buildings

What will carbon neutral buildings look like with the future of shifting weather patterns? Designers use energy modeling tools to create sustainable building structures.

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Performance-based IAQ evaluation in LEED v4 - a pilot.

The new pilot credit developed by the LEED indoor air assessment working group offers a holistic tiered indoor air assessment approach to help buildings achieve complex goals of indoor air performance in a streamlined manner. Building project teams can earn upto nine points total via implementation of this pilot credit.

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Joined Forces, Improved Results-LBC, LEED, WELL & Green Star

This session is a review and discussion of new “crosswalks” that have been developed to smooth the path between the Living Building Challenge, WELL, Green Star and LEED, and to clarify synergies between their certification options. Topics include crosswalk and credit specifics and opportunities to “ask the experts”.

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GBCI Rating system Rundown

GBCI is the only certification and credentialing body within the sustainability industry to exclusively administer project certifications and professional credentials of LEED, EDGE, PEER, WELL, SITES, GRESB, Parksmart and Zero Waste. During this session, GBCI experts will walk attendees through various certification programs and how they complement one another.

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BuildingGreen's Top-10 Products for LEED v4 and Beyond

BuildingGreen’s annual Top 10 Green Building Products represent the most exciting new innovations and biggest breakthroughs in health and environmental performance across all major building product sectors and LEED categories. Brent Ehrlich and Alex Wilson describe the picks for 2018 and how they can apply to multiple LEED credits.

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Healthy Hospitals: Kaiser Permanente's Sustainable Benchmark

This session explores the integrated design and construction process for the new Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center, focusing on passive design, energy and comfort systems, and construction innovation, including a virtual reality tour of the central plant, that culminated in the hospital's LEED 2009 BD+C Platinum certification.

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Kicking Carbon for Credits: LEED v4 Whole-Building LCA

Come hear experts in whole-building Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) provide the guidance the panelists wished they had received before launching into LCA, giving participants the means to implement LCA effectively and achieve points for the LEED v4 BD+C Whole Building LCA option in the Life Cycle Impact Reduction Credit.

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How You Can be an Effective Advocate

Many of our nation’s environmental accomplishments are endangered. Given the significant implications for health and climate change, it is crucial to know how to influence public policy. This non-partisan, how-to session will help you answer the question: “How can I have an impact on issues that matter to me?”.

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Dynamic Façades' Measurable Contributions to Human Well-Being (Print Course)

Advanced façade designs improve light quality, airflow control, nature views, acoustics, and other variables affecting the quality of workplace life. Most firms spend more on personnel than on facilities. High-performance features still involve upfront costs, but as the relations of health, absenteeism, productivity, and the full range of returns on investment become clearer, austerity toward the “green premium” is giving way to a business case for dynamic façades.

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Introduction to Net Zero Energy Homes and Opportunities to Leverage High Efficiency Propane Systems

This course provides an overview of residential zero net energy (ZNE) homes and gives designers a sense of key issues and strategies for ZNE projects. It explores how ZNE projects may be defined along with the implications of the different definitions of "zero".

The course also characterizes the current ZNE housing market, the general design approach to ZNEs and the opportunities to integrate mixed-fuel home designs in ZNE projects.

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