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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.