The Spec Shaman

The Spec Shaman - Getting Specified

Building product manufacturers who want to get specified by architects can find strategies and suggestions in our weekly blog posts. Building product specification is crucial for manufacturers and our team offers the best resources available. Blog post topics include: 3 part CSI guide specifications, AIA continuing education, and building product rep training. Building product manufacturers who want to get their products specified can check our platform every week for valuable information about the AEC industry. Guest bloggers are always welcome. Please contact us for submission information and requirements.

On: Jan 13, 2021 By: Brad Blank
How can building product manufacturers increase their efficiency and open more doors for specification? Essentialism is the belief and workflow that “less is better”. An essentialist work flow may offer manufacturers several benefits which we will review. Important Versus Trivial
On: Jan 11, 2021 By: Brad Blank
Product specification
What are the top 5 building product specification resources for 2021? Our team reviews powerful tools and resources that can empower companies and increase specification opportunities. The strategies include a mix of free resources and premium products to deliver significant ROI. What Will Happen in 2021?
On: Dec 28, 2020 By: Brad Blank
product specification
Essentialism can help building product manufacturers focus their time and resources on getting their products specified. Essentialism can be defined as “less but better”. It is a discipline that focuses energy on achieving fewer objectives but completing those objectives better.
On: Nov 20, 2020 By: Brad Blank
Building product manufacturer
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the AEC industry throughout 2020 and will continue to negatively impact the industry into 2021. The pandemic has caused manufacturing job losses, delayed projects, canceled projects, and fear as we move into next year. What are the ultimate impacts of the pandemic and how can manufacturers reduce their impact?
On: Nov 4, 2020 By: Brad Blank
COVID-19 Construction
There are several trends and events that may shape building product specification in 2021. These include COVID-19, sustainable design, and new technologies that will alter the AEC landscape. Our team will review these potential game-changers for 2021 and how they may affect building product manufacturers.   COVID-19
On: Oct 12, 2020 By: GreenCE, Inc.
Rising concerns about global warming have created ingenious thinking and inventions intended to curb its negative impact on humans and our environment. Over the years, increasing advocacy for environmental consciousness has led to the adoption of green buildings.
On: Sep 30, 2020 By: GreenCE, Inc.
We are in the digital age, and many creative ideas and innovations are reshaping how we do business in the construction industry. One of such innovations enhances seamless communication between building product manufacturers and their clients. Today we will discuss the benefits of AIA webinars for building product manufacturers. AIA Webinars
On: Sep 21, 2020 By: GreenCE, Inc.
As a global benchmark for health, WELL is a building certification used by over 4,000 projects in 60 countries. WELL v2 is built on the foundation of the first version of the WELL Building Standard (WELL v1). In this blog, we’ll dive into the second version of WELL, the most rigorously test and vetted version of the standard to date. About WELL
On: Sep 18, 2020 By: GreenCE, Inc.
Webinar marketing is the use of an online seminar to promote your business and gain new customers. Free webinars provide valuable information to an audience in hopes of selling a product or service. Webinars are a high-quality introduction to your business, and they allow customers to get to know you, see your value, and begin to trust you before purchasing. When it comes time to buy, they’ve already built a relationship with you and feel confident in taking that next step.
On: Sep 16, 2020 By: GreenCE, Inc.
Architectural education is one of the few fields that can almost assuredly never be considered “obsolete”. As long as humans are going to exist, we will almost surely need architects to help plan and oversee the construction of buildings. Traditionally, this was done with in-person classes in order to meet the 18 hours required by the American Institute of Architects (AIA).


GreenCE offers AIA HSW online continuing education, LEED online courses, ADA online courses, and LEED Exam Prep. GreenCE helps design professionals obtain their AIA HSW hours, LEED-specific hours, barrier-free hours, and IDCEC CE hours. The website delivers LEED Exam Prep for the LEED Green Associate exam, LEED BD+C exam, and LEED O+M exam. The online LEED certification courses educate architects, engineers, interior designers, contractors, and students.

GreenCE is a USGBC Education Partner that offers the only free LEED exam prep in the country. The LEED certification course includes a free LEED exam study guide, free LEED practice questions, and LEED certification tips and strategies. In addition, GreenCE offers free courses for LEED APs to obtain their LEED BD+C hours, LEED ID+C hours, and LEED O+M hours. Most GBCI courses are free and in video format.

GreenCE is an AIA Education Provider and offers free AIA online courses. The free AIA courses are sponsored by building product manufacturers. In addition, the platform offers barrier-free ADA courses for Texas and California architects. Texas barrier-free online courses and California Accessibility courses meet state requirements. TX ADA courses and CA ADA courses are created by the top ADA experts in the country.

Building product manufacturers can get specified by using GreenCE services. GreenCE develops AIA and LEED courses for product manufacturers to educate architects. The online architect courses help build brand awareness about building products. In addition, GreenCE hosts manufacturer webinars for 200-300 architects at a time. The AIA webinars and LEED webinars are free for architects who can learn about various products.

Finally, GreenCE helps manufacturers develop Health Product Declarations (HPDs), LEED v4 product documentation, mindful MATERIALS documentation, Google Portico documentation, and Declare Labels. We value our relationships with design professionals and building product manufacturers. They are crucial to our success.