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- Modular Vacuum for Labs: Sustainability, Scientific Performance & Economy
This course will focus on the benefits of multi-user, in-lab local vacuum networks for supply of laboratory vacuum in science buildings. The course will review common approaches to laboratory vacuum and consider the relative strengths and weaknesses of each approach. Emphasis will be placed on considerations related to the specification, design, and installation of a “local vacuum network.” Case studies will demonstrate the applicability of local vacuum networks for new and renovated lab space in a wide range of facilities and scientific disciplines.
- Local Vacuum Networks for Science Facilities: Case Studies
Provides an overview of the benefits of multi-user, in-lab local vacuum networks for supply of lab vacuum in science buildings. It discusses the specification, design, and installation of local vacuum networks and uses in-depth case studies to illustrate design considerations in specifying local vacuum networks, and the benefits of this approach.
- The Plastic Pipe Solution to Water Infrastructure Failures
Provides an overview of the modern water infrastructure, with discussions on common pipe materials, causes and impacts of pipe failure, and the benefits of plastic pipe as a durable, low-cost solution.
- EPS Product Solutions
Provides an overview of EPS insulation, EPS Geofoam and ICF/SIP building system solutions produced using sustainable EPS manufacturing processes. Applicable material properties, product standards and code references are provided.
- Local Vacuum Networks for Life Science Facilities
This course provides an overview of the sustainable benefits of local vacuum networks including adaptability, indoor environmental safety, and energy efficiency. The program focuses on common vacuum applications within life science laboratories and the benefits of multi-user, in-lab local vacuum networks for these labs, as well as their service benefits after installation.
- Gas Fireplaces: Adding Ambiance to Any Room
1 hour program
Provides an overview of gas fireplaces and discusses their advantages over wood-burning fireplaces, types of gas units and venting options, their versatility in placement, and, design and functional considerations critical to the selection process.
- Tankless Water Heating Solutions
Provides an overview of tankless water heating technologies, including the history, features and functions, and the energy and environmental benefits of a tankless system, as well as a discussion on how they compare to existing tank heater technology.
- PVC Water & Sewer Pipe System Installation
1 hour program
Provides an overview of the installation of PVC pressure pipe and gravity sewer systems, including discussions on trench construction, loading, pipe assembly, and embedment.
- Green Roofs: A Sustainable Strategy
Provides an overview of green roof systems including the types, benefits, components and related standards, as well as a discussion on how green roofs mitigate urban heat island effect and reduce stormwater run-off.