Free & Premium Webinars
Webinars

We offer live instructor-led continuing education webinars. The webinars can offer LEED Specific Hours, AIA HSW CE Hours, and ADA/Barrier-Free CE Hours. Check individual webinar listings for more information. Building product manufacturers sponsor the free webinars. Premium webinars are taught by industry experts and include topics such as: LEED Certification, energy modeling, indoor environmental quality, water efficiency, integrative design, Health Product Declaration™ (HPD), Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), green building codes, ADA Standards, and building product specification.

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Thursday August 25, 2016 1:00 pm 2:00 pm EDT

This course addresses implementing the LEED v4 rating system via case study examples, while providing an overview of the changes between LEED 2009 and LEED v4. In this 1-hour video course, attendees will hear from building owners and LEED experts about the decision making process behind their use (or not) of LEED v4. We will examine real and perceived barriers to adoption of this latest and most rigorous version of LEED, and provide strategies for turning these obstacles into opportunities. This course is intended for those who have some experience with the LEED rating system, and are familiar with the basic concepts of LEED 2009 credits. It outlines the overarching changes to LEED v4, with a focus on LEED BD+C.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
Thursday September 8, 2016 1:00 pm 2:00 pm EDT

In this one-hour course, the design professional will explore the impacts and assessment strategies of light pollution, including harm done to people and wildlife, and step-by-step guidance to achieve credit under LEED v4.


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  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
Wednesday September 14, 2016 12:00 pm 1:00 pm EDT

This program provides an overview of how sustainable restroom design can address the global concerns of water shortages and the impacts of the building sector on our environment. We identify the newest technologies in high-efficiency restroom fixtures including how to choose water-saving products and the practical, economic, and environmental benefits of high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryers versus paper towels. We discuss how these products can contribute points toward LEED v4 and other green building standards

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
Free
Wednesday September 21, 2016 12:00 pm 1:00 pm EDT

This course will inform the architect and designer about decorative hardwood plywood in terms of its manufacture, uses, types, and sustainable attributes. Participants will gain an understanding of the different adhesives and core material options available, which options are more sustainable, and which options are most commonly used. Designers will learn how to specify decorative hardwood plywood and how the material can contribute to LEED projects.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
Free
Thursday September 29, 2016 12:00 pm 1:00 pm EDT

In this one-hour course, we’ll discuss the evolution of electric hand dryers and how today’s high-speed, energy efficient dryers minimize impacts on the environment while providing a speedy and efficient user experience with lower operation and maintenance costs. We’ll also explore an array of high-speed hand dryer features including HEPA filter, antimicrobial technology, ADA compliance, maintenance indicator and sound and speed controls to address the unique needs of various application environments. Learners will also gain insight into how specifying high-speed, energy efficient hand dryers contributes to green initiatives.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
Free
Thursday October 13, 2016 12:00 pm 1:00 pm EDT

Through this one hour course, the design professional will learn about various material, configuration and hardware options for lockers and the different industries in which lockers are used. We will discuss how HDPE physical attributes, composition, and sustainability contributes to the design and construction of any sustainable project. The design professional will understand the role of responsible manufacturing in a product’s life cycle assessment, and which LEED v4 credits can apply.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
Free
Tuesday October 18, 2016 12:00 pm 1:00 pm EDT

This course discusses the impact of buildings on the natural environment and offers insight on designing to minimize those impacts. We explore technologies such as sunshading systems and other materials that contain recycled content as part of a holistic building design is critical to optimizing energy performance and reducing extraction of natural resources for building materials. LEED credits associated with specifying aluminum sunshading systems is also discussed.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
Free
Thursday November 10, 2016 12:00 pm 1:00 pm EST

In this one-hour course, we’ll discuss the evolution of electric hand dryers and how today’s high-speed, energy efficient dryers minimize impacts on the environment while providing a speedy and efficient user experience with lower operation and maintenance costs. We’ll also explore an array of high-speed hand dryer features including HEPA filter, antimicrobial technology, ADA compliance, maintenance indicator and sound and speed controls to address the unique needs of various application environments. Learners will also gain insight into how specifying high-speed, energy efficient hand dryers contributes to green initiatives.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
Free
Tuesday November 15, 2016 12:00 pm 1:00 pm EST

Through a review of partition materials, this course will first introduce the varied options available for restrooms, locker rooms and other applications. We examine HDPE, it’s physical attributes, composition, design options and sustainable contributions to the design and construction of any project including the incorporation of recycled content, indoor air quality and life cycle assessment. This course will explore the manufacture of HDPE partitions, as responsible manufacturing is an important part of any product’s life cycle assessment. Learn how making good decisions through specification can contribute to both the improvement of our environment and your client’s next project. We will conclude this course with a brief Q&A session.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
Free
Wednesday November 16, 2016 12:00 pm 1:00 pm EST

Demand for FSC-certified building materials increases every day. With the recent launch of LEED v4 by U.S. Green Building Council members, the FSC marketplace has a renewed sense of certainty and momentum. Though wood products are rewarded by LEED in many ways, FSC remains the only recognized forest products certification standard. Other FSC market drivers, such as high volume use by major retailers, residential green building programs throughout the country, and the Living Building Challenge make sourcing and using FSC-certified materials easier all the time. The journey from specification to sourcing of building products can be long and complex. Through this course, you will learn why FSC products are important, how they integrate with broader green building standards, and how to find the products you’re looking for

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
Free

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