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- Aging in Place: Universal Design & Accessible Baths
Provides an overview of the aging effects on health, the principles of universal design, as well as a discussion of applying universal design to bathroom environments.
- An Introduction to Sourcing Dimensional Stone: The Example of Verona, Italy as a Materials and Processing Center
1 hour program
Provides an overview of dimensional stone and gives an architect the basic criteria for selecting stone materials and fabrication services.
- Delighting Customers With Your Website
Knowing how to navigate your business message can be a daunting task. With so many channels available, too often a business’s website is only an afterthought. This course challenges you to think differently about the way you are representing your value proposition via your web presence.
- Economics of Green Building
This LEED® Specific course provides an overview of the economics of LEED® green building design and includes discussions on economic, environmental and social impacts; market conditions, legislative pressures and consumer demand; and, tools and strategies to assess costs and benefits, ROI and simple payback.
In order to download this course, a USD $50.00 fee must be paid.
- Gestion durable de l'eau et des eaux pluviales
Présenter un aperçu des modes de gestion de l’eau et des eaux pluviales à l’échelle d’un terrain, d’un quartier et d’un bassin hydrologique et examiner le lien entre ces modes de gestion et la planification de collectivités durables et la conception de bâtiments écologiques.
- IECC Energy Review and Masonry Compliance Options
This course provides an overview of current energy code and standard status and exterior wall requirements with an emphasis on and review of the masonry wall, including traditional and new wall types.
- Les rudiments de la planification de collectivités durables
Donne un aperçu de la conception d’une collectivité durable en mettant l’accent sur l’application des six principes de base de la planification pour intégrer les bâtiments dans les collectivités et créer ainsi des lieux de vie sains, tranquilles et respectueux de l’environnement.
- Making Sense of Social Media
The world of social media has generated significant attention and interest. Knowing how to navigate your business message can be a daunting task. This course clarifies and delves into how social media can complement an existing marketing program and provides insight into how social media is being used within the design industry.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Staying in Front of Your Customers
The program will discuss how architects and designers can get a better understanding of the market today in regards to servicing their customers. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the different types of tools available to keep your services relevant.
- 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.
- 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 create healthy, peaceful, environmentally conscious spaces.
- Sustainable Solid Waste Management Planning
Provides an overview of the importance of developing an integrated waste management plan (IWMP) and includes discussions on the environmental impacts of waste, the keys elements of an IWMP and the steps involved in developing a comprehensive IWMP.
- Sustainable Water and Stormwater Management
Provides an overview of site, neighbourhood, and watershed water and stormwater management approaches and their relationship to sustainable community planning and green building design.
- The Restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater
1.5 hour program
Provides an overview of the restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, including details regarding structural issues, moisture intrusion, roof and terrace restoration, and interior and exterior coatings.
- Towel Warmers: Versatility in Design and Function
Provides an overview of towel warmers and includes discussions on: the functions, benefits, and applications of towel warmers; centrally heated, electric, and hydronic heating systems; materials and finishes; installation and care; and, design and accessory options.
- Water Conservation Overview
This course will cover general water conservation, LEED standards and how to specify water-saving plumbing solutions that contribute to the big picture. This course was developed for all architects; specifically for those who specify plumbing products. This course will help you understand municipal water supply/demand and how they affect water conservation.
- Water Use Reduction Calculations in LEED®
This LEED® Specific course is for anyone working on a LEED project and will address issues such as proper calculation methodology, accounting for urinals in buildings, proper weighted calculations for dual-flush toilets, public vs. private fixtures, fixture usage groups and the use of proper gender ratios, and how to successfully submit the LEED Prerequisite/Credit Forms in LEED Online. Learn what reviewers are looking for and how to submit it right the first time.
In order to download this course, a USD $50.00 fee must be paid.
- Why Masonry?
Explains why concrete masonry for construction is a sustainable choice and discusses concrete masonry in terms of its environmental, economical, design flexible, structural, and safety benefits.