Brad Blank

Brad Blank

Brad Blank
Vice-President and Media Director

Brad has worked with building product manufacturers, architects, engineers, and specifiers for over fifteen years. Having made architectural specification calls for numerous building product manufacturers, Brad understands first-hand the importance of being able to offer proof of a product's sustainability claims. He obtained his M.F.A. from the University of Miami graduate film program. After working as a producer, writer, and director in the motion picture industry in Los Angeles, Brad turned his attention to the education market. As Media Director for GreenCE, Brad has created several video continuing education courses on topics such as Net Zero Energy Building Certification™ (NZEB), LEED Platinum schools, and Health Product Declarations (HPDs). He oversees our video services which include: concept & development, script writing, production, and post-production.

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Cannabis Facility Design

In this one-hour course, we will explore the challenges of creating a sustainable cannabis facility that reduces energy consumption, water usage, and waste. We identify best practices for sustainable cannabis facilities and how hazards may affect building occupants.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Designing with Metal

In this one-hour course, we discuss the performance and sustainability benefits of using metal over alternative materials for roofing and cladding applications. Our team will explore how metal roofing and cladding contributes to LEED v4 credits. Finally, we review design challenges, best practices, and case studies that illustrate the benefits and unique properties of using metal for building projects.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Modular Beauty: Low Impact Development and Permeable Pavers

Low Impact Development (LID) has several advantages over traditional storm water management approaches. Since impervious pavement is the main source of storm water runoff, LID strategies recommend permeable paving for hard surfaces. The course discusses LID, its goals and principles, and how they are achieved. It provides an overview of permeable pavements, and more particularly, plastic permeable grid paver systems and how they support LID goals.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour

View My Spec Shaman Articles Below!

On: May 25, 2020

The USGBC has announced it will update LEED v4.1 to address the challenges posed by the pandemic crisis.

On: May 8, 2020

Over the past several months, the coronavirus pandemic has upended our daily lives and made the future difficult to predict.

On: Jan 20, 2020
Circular Economy

How do we create a circular economy? How can LEED v4.1 help support the reduction of waste streams in manufacturing? These are critical issues as we seek to maximize the triple bottom approach.

On: Jan 8, 2020
AIA Course Tips

It’s the dawn of 2020 and an exciting time for building product manufacturers to get their products specified.

On: Jan 1, 2020

Neurodiversity is a concept where neurological differences are to be recognized and respected as any other human variation.

On: Dec 10, 2019

The USGBC has released new tools for LEED v4.1 in LEED Online. The new resources will support the precertification and initial LEED certification of projects using LEED BD+C and LEED ID+C.

On: Dec 6, 2019

Construction renovation projects have contributed to over $100 billion annually in spending for the past several years.

On: Nov 7, 2019
get specified

Design professionals are inundated by product advertisements, education courses, brochures, emails, and other promotional materials from building product manufacturers.

On: Oct 30, 2019
LEED v4.1 Architect

LEED v4.1 is quickly gaining traction within the industry as more projects are certified under the LEED v4.1 beta version.

On: Oct 16, 2019
Product Specifications

Was your product the leader in your industry several years ago but now competitors have stolen your crown? Did you occupy more market share and specifications than other companies?

On: Oct 4, 2019

According to the USGBC, a circular economy captures the benefits of materials during their life span and keeps them in circulation for as long as possible.

On: Aug 29, 2019
LEED v4.1 O+M Platinum Certification For NBA Arena

The USGBC awarded the Moda Center in Portland, OR it’s prestigious LEED v4.1 O+M Platinum Certification. The 19,393-seat Moda Center is home to the NBA team the Trailblazers.

On: Aug 23, 2019
How To Get Specified By The Top 10 Architecture Firms

How To Get Specified By The Top 10 Architecture Firms

On: Aug 20, 2019
How LEED v4.1 Credits Affect Product Manufacturers and Water Conservation

LEED v4.1 will be an effective tool to help reduce water waste around the world.

On: Aug 12, 2019
3 Ways To Get Your Building Products Specified On LEED v4.1 Projects

Currently, LEED v4.1 is being tested as a beta ratings system in the AEC industry. Project teams have the ability to test the LEED v4.1 beta system and offer feedback to the USGBC.

On: Jul 23, 2019
How Can Building Product Manufacturers Improve LEED v4.1?

Building products play a crucial role in the LEED ratings system.

On: Jul 15, 2019
How To Leverage Online AIA CE Courses For Product Specification

Building product specification is about creating strong, reputable relationships with design professionals in the AEC community.

On: Jul 2, 2019
How Trade War with China Could Cost AEC Industry Billions

The current stalemate between the United States and China over a trade deal could cost the construction industry and other sectors of the economy tens of billions of dollars.

On: Jun 26, 2019
What is a LEED v4.1 Certification Webinar?

What is a LEED v4.1 certification webinar? A LEED v4.1 webinar answers questions about the new version of LEED.

On: Jun 17, 2019
How LEED v4.1 Affects Interior Design Projects

What is LEED v4.1? LEED v4.1 is the most comprehensive, collaborative, accessible and effective LEED system to date.