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- Rebounding Bollards: Use and Design Considerations
1 hour program
Provides an overview of rebounding bollards and includes discussions on the various types of bollards, the benefits of using rebounding bollards in various applications, the components of bollards, and design considerations.
- Performance Benefits of Insulated Metal Panels
Provides an overview of the sustainable and building performance benefits of insulated metal wall and roof panels and includes discussions on materials, design and finish options, construction life cycle, enhanced building performance and energy conservation, and applications.
- Naturally Durable Wood Products - The Cornerstone of Sustainability and Green Building
Provides an overview of naturally durable wood products, their role, and applications within the green building movement.
- Overview of Firewalls and the Use of Glass-Mat Gypsum Shaftliner Panels
1 hour program
Provides an overview of the advantages of using glass mat shaftliner panels for firewall assemblies in multi-story, multi-family housing, and covers the installation procedures and special conditions.
- Sustainable Community Planning Essentials
Provides an overview of sustainable community design, with a focus on applying the six basic planning principles to integrate buildings into communities, which in turn creates healthy, peaceful, environmentally conscious spaces.
- Selecting the Best Waterproofing System for Your Project
Find out the advantages and limitations of each of the different systems including: sheet, bentonite, blindside, cold-applied liquid, spray-applied liquid and hot-applied liquid waterproofing membranes.
- Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement: Part II Designing with PICPs
Provides an overview of data required and methods used for sizing the base and sub base for permeable interlocking concrete systems.
- Sustainable Design With Recycled Rubber Surfaces
Provides an overview of interior and exterior recycled rubber surfacing products in terms of their sustainable design benefits and applications and includes discussions on rubber manufacturing, post-consumer tires, and green building certification programs.
- Specifying Fireplaces to Meet National Green Building Programs
Provides an overview of how hearth products contribute to home comfort, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and environmental sustainability. Discussions pertain to how to identify different hearth product categories, and how some types qualify for national green building programs, and why others do not.
- Selecting Sustainable Commercial Playground Equipment
Every generation deserves a healthy planet to play on. This course provides an overview of environmental-responsible manufacturing, and the material and coating selection criteria to consider when specifying sustainable commercial playground.
- Pultruded Fiberglass Windows
Provides an overview of pultruded fiberglass window systems and compares them with traditional wood, aluminum, and PVC window systems across a wide variety of performance attributes including: strength and durability, sustainability, condensation resistance, expansion /contraction, fabrication and installation.
- Sustainable Community Energy Planning
Provides an overview of community energy planning (CEP) and includes discussions on conventional and sustainable energy planning, developing a sustainable CEP, energy demand and supply management, and energy education, demonstration, and awareness.
- Specifying Levels of Finish for Gypsum Wallboard
1 hour program
Provides an overview of gypsum wallboard manufacturing, a review of the Gypsum Association's recommended levels of finish and examples of writing specification of levels of finish.
- Responsible Wood Sourcing
Provides an overview of why and how to specify and source responsible wood products, including discussions of the threats, impacts of, and solutions to deforestation and forest degradation.
- Sustainable Contributions of Woven Wire Fabric Drapery
Provides an overview of woven wire fabric drapery and includes discussions on architectural, safety, security, and blast mitigation drapery (mesh) and their applications, the design benefits of woven wire fabric drapery, and its contributions to green building programs.
- Sustainability and Stainless Steel in Elevated Pools, Spas and Thermal Rooms
Provides an overview of stainless steel pools, spas, and spa experience rooms, with a close look at stainless steel and its performance characteristics, and the aspects of stainless steel pools that make them an environmentally friendly choice.
- Promoting Tree Health in Urban Environments
Provides an overview of the factors that affect the health of urban tree environments including the climatic conditions of the project site, tree planting techniques and the use of architectural hardscape amenities.
- Planification énergétique durable dans les collectivités
Ce cours offre une vue d’ensemble de la planification énergétique dans les collectivités et comporte, en plus d’une démonstration et d’une sensibilisation aux principes, des discussions sur les modes classique et durable de la planification énergétique, le processus d’une planification durable en la matière et la gestion de l’offre et de la demande d’énergie.
- Recycled HDPE Plastic Lumber: Performance Characteristics & Applications
Provides an overview of recycled HDPE plastic lumber and includes discussions on manufacturing processes, comparisons to wood lumber and wood/plastic composite lumber, the composition and construction of different types of recycled HDPE plastic lumber as well as their performance attributes and applications.
- New Urbanism: LEED® Application for Community Location, Linkage and Density
This LEED® Specific course looks at concepts of New Urbanism in its applicability to the LEED rating system. This course will compare, contrast, and provide design elements that fall within the standards of New Urbanism but meet the standards set forth by the LEED rating system. LEED for New Construction and LEED for Neighborhood Design are addressed throughout the course. Key concepts include community connectivity, density issues, streetscapes and project site and surrounding factors. Ways to earn the LEED credits are also addressed.
In order to download this course, a USD $75.00 fee must be paid.
- Superior Performing Water-Based PVDF Coatings on Cellular PVC Cladding
Provides an overview of the benefits cellular PVC as a cladding material and focuses on water-based PVDF coatings, how they work, and how their performance characteristics contribute to their durability.
- Plan de gestion durable des déchets solides
Donne un aperçu de l’importance qu’il faut accorder à l’élaboration d’un plan intégré de gestion des déchets solides (PIGDS), et aborde l’impact des déchets sur l’environnement, les éléments clés d’un PIGDS et les étapes menant à l’élaboration d’un PIGDS complet.
- Sustainable Design of Architectural Water Features and Fountains
Discusses the characteristics of water and how they can be manipulated to meet the visual, functional, structural, and performance requirements of sustainable architectural water features or fountains.
- Stone Wool Insulation in Commercial Roofing for Thermal, Fire & Sound Control
Provides an overview of the physical and performance properties of stone wool insulation and its production process. It includes examples of various commercial roofing applications and identifies the key benefits of using this insulating material versus some of the other insulating materials traditionally used in the North American market.
- Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement
This course is an overview of permeable interlocking concrete pavements, related environmental issues and solutions, system components, selection and basic design information.