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
$42.00
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
FREE
Impervious Elegance-How Waterproof Wall Panels Protect Spaces

In this course, we explore how waterproof wall panel systems are used to provide a cost-effective, easy installed, low maintenance design solution for bathrooms and kitchens. We examine the benefits of waterproof wall panels over tile and how panels help prevent mildew and mold. Finally, we discuss how sustainable waterproof wall panels can contribute to LEED v4.1 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
FREE
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
FREE

View My Spec Shaman Articles Below!

On: May 24, 2019

The Health Product Declaration (HPD) Collaborative has released the HPD Open Standard Version 2.2 for building product contents and associated health information Planned for Q3 2019, full implement

On: May 20, 2019
The Mystery of Building Product Specification

The word mystery is derived from Middle English, French, and Latin. In ancient Greek, the word mystery was defined as a secret rite.

On: May 9, 2019
The Age of Flower Power Architecture and How It Transforms Affordable Housing, Smart Growth, and Community Outreach

The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) has launched the Living Building Challenge 4.0 which decreases H2O and building materials requirements.

On: Apr 30, 2019
3 Significant Specification Strategies Every Building Product Manufacturer Should Implement

There are three significant specification strategies that building product manufacturers should consider implementing for their company.

On: Mar 13, 2019
Homerun: Testing Building Products with a Baseball Bat

Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Testers don’t like to break things; they like to dispel the illusion that things work. You can see a lot by just looking.

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