Saskatchewan Association of Architects

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Steven Winter Associates

On September 15, 2010, the Department of Justice published updated Title II and III ADA regulations and adopted the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. This one hour session will address substantive changes to the regulations and design criteria which became effective on March 15, 2011 and are enforceable as of Mar...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 ADA Accessibility / Barrier-Free Req.
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
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LCA is fast becoming the new benchmark for sustainable design philosophy. It presents as the ultimate tool for ensuring genuinely positive design results and it has/is being integrated into most progressive green building standards globally. Where it has typically been employed to optimise individual products or concepts...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Accessible Routes

ADAAG uses several terms to describe different types of pedestrian routes or paths through a given facility. These include: Circulation Path, Accessible Route, Path of Travel and Accessible Path of Travel. Accessibility is not limited to buildings; it is an extension of the route to the site and circulation through the s...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 ADA Accessibility / Barrier-Free Req.
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Achieving Net Zero: Mastering LEED Zero Carbon Principles

Deadly hurricanes, blistering heatwaves, melting ice caps, massive crop failures, catastrophic droughts, and significant economic losses are the result of carbon emissions, specifically in the form of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases. Addressing carbon emissions is crucial to mitigating these devastating e...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Applying the ADA in Existing and Altered Buildings

This seminar will focus on existing buildings and how they should comply, alterations and the five elements required to be upgraded to meet the Standards once an area containing a primary function is altered.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 ADA Accessibility / Barrier-Free Req.
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
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In this one-hour course, the participant will discover the importance of high quality indoor air, factors that contribute to quality, and strategies to support the health of construction workers and occupants. Consider the heavy emphasis placed on indoor air quality in LEED credit allocations, and learn how to design and...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific O+M
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
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In this one-hour course, the participant will explore design strategies that encourage beneficial occupant behavior. Consider the impacts occupant behavior changes can have on a building over its lifetime, dispel myths that key occupant behaviors cannot be directed by designers, and learn how these strategies can help ac...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
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 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Carbon Clarity: Whole Building LCA For LEED Projects

Whole building LCA and carbon analysis play a crucial role in promoting sustainable and low-carbon construction practices. By considering the entire life cycle of a building, these assessments help reduce environmental impacts and contribute to a more sustainable built environment. In this course we explore how project t...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Combatting COVID-19: How LEED Safety First Pilot Credits Can Help Manage Buildings

The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused significant damage to the global economy and disrupted people's lives. In this course we will identify COVID-19 challenges with respect to building occupancy, public health, and social equity. We will review LEED v4.1 BD+C Safety First Pilot Credits and discuss their possible impact on bu...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Culinary Creations: Designing A LEED Kitchen

Sustainable kitchen design encompasses environmental, health, and social considerations. In this course, we explore innovative approaches that prioritize energy efficiency, the use of healthy materials, and the enhancement of overall well-being. As the demand for eco-friendly living spaces continues to rise, design profe...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
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A new Music and Science complex was added to the Hood River Middle School in 2010, earning LEED Platinum certification. Through a series of interviews with the school faculty and the design team, we explore the creation of a net-zero-energy building that complements the children’s studies of the balance of nature. Learn...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Decarbonizing Construction: Specifying Sustainable Products For LEED

Embodied carbon is the hidden impact embedded within construction materials and products and contributes significantly to our carbon footprint. By understanding the implications of your specification decisions, you possess the key to not only reducing embodied carbon, but also creating resilient and environmentally consc...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific O+M
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
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Our planet is facing significant environmental challenges. There are over 7 billion people on our planet vying for limited resources. Our oceans are overfished, polluted with toxic chemicals, plastic, and sewage. Our forests have been clearcut for timber, mining, and livestock purposes. We are living in the 6th mass exti...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
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Stormwater runoff in urban areas is one of the leading sources of water pollution in the United States. As the runoff flows over the land, paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops, it accumulates chemicals, sediment or other pollutants that can adversely affect water quality if the runoff is discharged untreate...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific O+M
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour

In this one-hour course, the design professional will explore the impacts of light pollution, including harm done both to people, and to the environment. Strategies used by LEED projects to achieve SS Credit: Light Pollution Reduction are considered for all LEED BD+C v4 compliance options, including calculation methods a...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
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Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) have been gaining fast recognition as the gold standard of product disclosures. We explore the inherent limitations of these tools, and discuss potential strategies for project teams to use EPDs for product specification.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific O+M
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Environmental Product Declarations For LEED v4.1 Projects

In this course we describe how project teams can use Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for LEED v4.1 projects. Our team describes the environmental impacts referenced in EPDs and how these impacts may affect the planet and its inhabitants. We discuss how EPDs can contribute to the LEED v4.1 BD+C, ID+C, and O+M ra...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific O+M
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
EPDs Versus HPDs: Sustainability Showdown

The choices we make when specifying building materials can have significant effects on the planet and human health. The world is facing cataclysmic issues such as climate destabilization, pollution, biodiversity loss, deforestation, and greenhouse gases. Construction produces vast volumes of waste and consumes colossal a...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
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In this one-hour course, the participant will discover how to reduce building water use by increasing efficiency and reducing potable water consumption for LEED BD+C projects. We address water consumed by fixtures, fittings, appliances, equipment, and processes including cooling towers. We also perform water use calculat...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour

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