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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Tuesday August 2, 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
Clean Production Action
Wednesday August 3, 2016 1:00 pm 2:00 pm EDT

In this one hour presentation, we will explore the GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals and GreenScreen® List Translator, and how to use the results to make informed material selection decisions in the building industry. We will discuss how the entire supply chain - from suppliers and manufacturers, to designers and consumers - can utilize GreenScreen to reduce the use of chemicals of high concern, while increasing the use of inherently safer chemicals.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
Free
Tuesday August 9, 2016 1:00 pm 2:00 pm EDT

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 achieve LEED certification.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
Thursday August 11, 2016 12:00 pm 1:00 pm EDT

We will explore how to create healthy environments using state-of-the-art paint technology. Our exciting discussion will focus on the ingredients of paint such as resins and waterborne colorants and how they create the most eco-responsible formulations possible. We will discuss how paint can contribute to LEED projects and how designers can effectively specify various paints. The course will also include an in-depth discussion on independent testing methods and essential standards. Learn how to specify healthy paints that can contribute to both the improvement of our environment and your client’s next big project. We will conclude this course with an engaging Q&A session.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
Free
Wednesday August 17, 2016 12:00 pm 1:00 pm EDT

In this one hour course, the Buildings Professional will evaluate hydrophobic coatings as a solution for many common problems encountered during the life-cycle of a building. Environmental damage resilience for the building exterior, radical reduction of exterior cleanings, improved photovoltaic performance, and enhancement of the forward-facing aesthetic are some of these easily realized opportunities. Explore a variety of applications, from exterior glazing to shower enclosures, and understand the operational, environmental, and other benefits inherent to this technology. The course will conclude with an evaluation of how hydrophobic coatings can help the building achieve LEED v4 certification.

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

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
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

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