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Designing K-12 Facilities for Resiliency, Energy-efficiency, Security and Occupant Health/Well-Being

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

Manufacturer sponsors providing content expertise include:
ASI Group, Construction Specialties, Major Industries, Assa Abloy, Ductsox, and Rite Hite

This course takes a comprehensive look at current and future trends in K-12 design, taking into account design programs and product selection providing short and long-term benefits for school districts, educators, students and parents/guardians, are discussed.  Recent events have put renewed emphasis on educational facilities as vital centers for communities that require careful planning, design, construction and regular post-occupancy review in order to provide students with functional, healthy and secure learning environments.

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Advancing Light Quality for Human Preference and Well-Being

Program: The Art and Technology of Lighting

This course offers 1.50 LU/HSW Credits.

Light sources in commercial spaces are usually driven by maximizing efficacy, often at the expense of light quality. This course will review how today’s technology allows the quality of light to be more tailored to human preference, especially when it comes to designing interior spaces using lighting. It will focus on recent studies on human preference lighting and the key metrics used to assess a luminaire’s quality of light. It will also provide an overview of TM-30-18, the latest test method released by the Illuminating Engineering Society to measure light quality.


Please download the supplemental study material after enrolling. It is intended to be part of the course and its content will be referenced in the quiz.

 

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Moisture, Energy and Design in Masonry Walls

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

This course looks at all types of masonry walls, and explores the relationship of design to moisture mitigation and energy efficient performance of both exterior and interior masonry and the materials used to achieve the desired outcomes. It also will explore the problems associated with latent defects in masonry construction and propose pre-emptive solutions A variety of actual installations are used as examples of moisture mitigation and energy efficient models.

 

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Meeting Transparency Requirements for LEED v4 and v4.1

Program: Architecture, Design, and Building Science

This course is a recording of a presentation from GreenBuild 2018. Course content will contribute to a better understanding of Multi-Attribute labels and Material Ingredient Reporting Documents to help architects and specifiers do a better job meeting current and future requirements. The entire course is devoted to understanding transparency requirements for LEED v.4 and 4.1

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Tips for Creating a Happier, Healthier, Cleaner and Safer Higher Learning Environment

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

Higher Education design demands an extraordinary blend of function and aesthetic appeal. This course shares four tips for creating spaces that are beautiful, healthy, clean and safe.

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Safer Materials: In Green Chemistry We Trust

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

Green Chemistry founders and visionaries Paul Anastas and John Warner mark the 20th anniversary of the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry. Paul, as Yale professor and former EPA ORD administrator and White House OSTP Director, and John, as Green Chemistry entrepreneur, Perkin Medal laureate, former UMass professor and inventor with over 100 patents, will help us understand what Green Chemistry is and what it is not. They will explore how the practice of Green Chemistry has become a powerful driver for product innovation today, and how its adoption is essential for a sustainable tomorrow. Their discussion will illustrate how chemists are collaborating to unleash the power of Green Chemistry for greener building materials. This session is facilitated by Shawn Hunter, Sustainability Leader for DuPont Safety and Construction.

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Managing the Elements - weathering storms and improving thermal performance

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

It can be especially challenging to create a building that can effectively manage the elements. This course takes a closer look at a few of the products helping projects weather storm events and improve thermal performance. The benefits of permeable pavement solutions, architectural metal panel cladding, lightweight precast cladding panels, and thermally broken roof hatches will be explored and projects successfully employing these technologies will be profiled. 

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"Suspended Wood Ceilings: Design to Delivery" from 9Wood

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

This course covers the benefits of suspended wood ceilings; materials including wood options such as veneers, solid wood or reclaimed wood; sustainability attributes; and performance characteristics. It features a comprehensive discussion of the key factors that inform and influence the specification of a suspended wood ceiling.

The IDCEC Opening Slide with course credit information is here.

 

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Lighting and Controls Updates in ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2019

Program: The Art and Technology of Lighting

This course explores the latest updates to the lighting and lighting controls requirements defined by the ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2019, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. The changes include modified lighting power allowances, mandatory commissioning, new rules for modeling lighting systems, and updates to the requirements for side-lighting, daylight-responsive controls and lighting controls in parking garages.

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