Free CE Courses

We have compiled a list of free CE courses below. Please note that we do not recommend using these courses if your credential maintenance deadline is near because some of them can be time consuming to register for and complete, and they are not “LEED Specific”. Reminder: the LEED Green Associate requires 3 hours of “LEED Specific” CE and 12 “General” CE hours every two years. LEED Accredited Professionals are required to earn double that every two years. If you need your GBCI Continuing Education hours fast or are not limited by a budget, we would highly recommend our CE Packages that are designed to save you a lot of time and meet the “LEED Specific” requirements you need.

If you are limited by a budget, take advantage of all the free CE below and know that you can utilize our pick any 3 CE hour or pick any 6 CE hour packages to meet your needed “LEED Specific” requirements.

If you have any questions about maintaining your LEED credentials, please feel free to send us a question via our Live Chat or email customercare@gbes.com

Name Format Level Hours
10 Ways to get a Greener Building Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: Janam Publications Inc.

Category: Other

This article will look at the top ten ways a building designer might achieve a greener project. Learn from the perspective of a sustainability consultant what, how, and why these are green strategies, and understand how these strategies can be applied to other projects. Intended for building architects, engineers, and other designers.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
123 LEED-NC Certification: Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Leonardo Academy

Category: Innovation in design and operations

LEED for New Construction buildings are designed and built with the expectation that they will be sustainable in the long term. Butit has been observed that not all LEED for New Construction buildings meet high performance sustainability criteria in such are asas energy and water efficiency. Why is this happening? Who can be the Hero and prevent post occupancy performance shortfal l? How can LEED for Existing Buildings be used to ensure that LEED for New Construction buildings will achieve and maintain high sus tainability performance throughout their lives? This course will address these questions.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
A Comparative Analysis of Residential Heating Systems Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Propane Education & Research Council

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Architects, builders, contractors and homeowners today face a myriad of options for home heating systems. Traditional furnaces andb oilers, high efficiency models, heat pumps (both air-source andground-source), and even dual-fuel systems are all options. Sort ing o ut the best choice for a home, or location, requires taking a close look at system costs, efficiency levels, energy rates, c omfort l evels and the severity of the climate and any applicable incentives including tax credits. This learning unit is the resu lt of a research study performed to identify the best options for residential heating across all U.S. climate zones, based on the aforemen tioned variables. This on-demand, online course is self-paced and features a pre-recorded narrative that se rves as the instructor. This allows learners to read along with the narrator and listen to the information; similar to typical livei nstructio n. After completing the course a 10-question quiz must be completed. At least 8 of 10 questions must be answered correctly to earn credit for the learning unit. Start-to-finish this course should take between 75 and 85 minutes to complete. Learners may wi sh t o spend additional time to review concepts prior to completing the quiz. A certificate of completion can be printed for self-rep o rting and record-keeping needs.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
A Comparative Analysis of Residential Water Heating Systems Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Propane Education & Research Council

Category: Water efficiency

Residential water heating is typically the third largest energy use in the home and can account for nearly a quarter of overall hous ehold energy consumption. Home residents depend on a reliable and sufficient supply of hot water for multiple uses in the home , and they are increasingly aware of the energy implications of different hot water systems. This course will take a look at a st udy done on Energy, Environmental and Economic Analysis of Residential Water Heating Systems. This study provides an energy, envi ronmental, and economic analysis of 11 residential water heating systems in 10 geographic locations throughout the United States, with emphasis on the performance of propane-based systems relative to alternatives. The objective of the study is to compare the different perfor mance and economic characteristics of water heating systems to inform builder, contractor, and homeowner decision s on water-heater s election. This on-demand, online course is self-paced and features a pre-recorded narrative that servesa s the instructor. This allows learners to read along with the narrator and listen to the information; similar to typical live instru ction. After completing the course a 10-question quiz must be completed. At least 8 of 10 questions must be answered correctly to ea rn credit for the learning unit. Start-to-finish this course should take approximately 50 – 55 minutes to complete. Learners m ay wis h to spend additional time to review concepts prior to completing the quiz. A certificate of completion can be printed for self-repo rting and record-keeping needs.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
A Design Review of Roofing Codes Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Environmental Design & Construction

Category: Materials and resources

The course explores the specific International Building Codes that pertain to roofing design, including the International Energy Conservation Code. We#ll provide in-depth interpretations of specific code requirements on topics including wind resistance, impact resistance, flashings, and edge securement of low-slope roofs.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
A Design Review of Roofing Codes Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Environmental Design & Construction

Category: Materials and resources

The course explores the specific International Building Codes that pertain to roofing design, including the International Energy Conservation Code. We#ll provide in-depth interpretations of specific code requirements on topics including wind resistance, impact resistance, flashings, and edge securement of low-slope roofs.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
A Natural Choice How Wood Contributes to Sustainability’s Triple Bottom Line Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Advantage: WoodHow wood is contributing to sustainability#s triple bottom line While sustainable practices and techno logies are constantly evolving and may differ from region to region, certain areas of focus are widely accepted as being fundamental to susta inable building: siting and structural design; energy efficiency; materials efficiency; indoor environmental quality; opera tions and maintenance; and waste reduction. After considering various definitions of sustainability, this article will focus on mate ria ls efficiency and examine the relevance of wood to sustainable design in the context of environmental, social and economic factor s. As the most forward-looking building philosophies allow a range of options, the article will also discuss how innovative design er s are finding creative solutions for improved environmental performance.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
A New Approach to Lighting Controls: Low Voltage Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Hanley Wood, LLC

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This online/on demand course will introduce low voltage lighting controls and how they can be paired with LEDs to increase the efficiency and efficacy of lighting design. This program will be appropriate for architects, engineers, lighting designers, building owners and other stakeholders. Learners will watch and listen to a presentation online, much like sitting in a live presentation.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Acetylated Wood: Durable, Stable, Sustainable Wood for Windows, Doors & Siding Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

This 1 hour course for architects, engineers, specifiers and residential builders, discusses the process of wood acetylation, the resulting changes to wood, and applications for this product, its green credentials and a number of case studies involving acetylated wood. No prerequisite knowledge required to take this course. Once finished the reader should be able to compare wood acetylation to other methods of preserving wood, compare the performance of acetylated wood to other wood treatment methods, and describe environmental benefits and life cycle assessment results of acetylated wood over other similar building products. A ten question quiz follows the course.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Achieving Sustainable Design Goals withTubular Daylighting Devices Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Hanley Wood, LLC

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Daylighting has become one of the fastest growing green building strategies in the last few years due to its simple application,s

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Achieving Zero Energy Buildings: Fact or Fantasy? Instructor-led 200 1.5

Offered by:

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Over the last few years there has been much talk about zero-energy buildings. The 2012 IECC has been tightened and bring us closer to zero-energy buildings, but how much can we reduce the environmental footprint of buildings? The discussion will focus on the potential to create lower-energy buildings, what technologies and techniques can be used, and current areas of research. Our speaker will also address how design professionals, owners, developers, and contractors can effectively make better decisions to create buildings with lower energy footprints and what resources are currently available to help this process.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.5
ACOUSTIC DESIGN OF GREEN BUILDINGS FOR COMMUNICATIONS, PRIVACY, AND PRODUCTIVITY Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Armstrong World Industries, Inc.

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This course provides an overview of acoustics and green building and demonstrates how important acoustic comfort is to occupants. Buildings are designed, constructed, and operated primarily for the purpose of providing healthy and productive spaces for “People” to work and live. “Acoustic Comfort” means providing an acoustic environment that is conducive to speech intelligibility, speech privacy, low distractions and annoyance, and concentration where appropriate. Current approaches to building design and construction are not meeting the occupants IEQ # Acoustic needs(CBE). This course will guide you through both design practices, guidelines, standards and references that can serve as a roadmap to how to address acoustic needs in closed spaces, open plan spaces, exposed structures, and classrooms.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
IDCEC (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Acoustical Basics for Design Professionals Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Armstrong World Industries, Inc.

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This one-hour seminar, Acoustical Basics for Design Professionals, introduces the concept and application of Acoustical Design and its contribution to improved indoor environmental quality. At the end of the seminar participants should be able to explain the needfor balanced acoustical design by segment, describe the fundamental properties of sound, define basic acoustical terms and concepts,interpret how different material selections influence the acoustic environment in an effort to make informed product specificationchoices while developing an understanding and appreciation for the value a balanced acoustical environment

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Acoustical Basics for Design Professionals Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

The noise level in offices, schools and hospitals has been seen to be increasing over several decades, and #Acoustic Comfort# is now being recognized as a serious indoor environmental quality (IEQ) issue in all types of facilities. Architectural design and building acoustics have a significant correlation when it comes to human satisfaction, learning, and productivity in those spaces. This CEU will address acoustics terms and all factors of acoustics that should be considered in architectural design.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Acoustical Ceiling Restoration Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of acoustical ceiling restoration coatings, including LEEDr contributions, durability data, characteristics and comparisons to alternative ceiling upgrade options.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 1.0
Active Energy Efficiency Using Speed Control Online on-demand 300 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Many motors only have two settings: on and off. They operate at constant speed. If a motor turning at constant speed is driving ade vice or process that requires less output, adjustments are required to achieve the desired output level. This adjustment is oft en ac hieved by letting the motor run at full speed, while using downstream devices to block part of the output. This is like driving your car by having one foot fully depressing the accelerator pedal, and the other on the brake to constant ly control the speed. It sounds absurd, but this is still one of the most common control methods. An estimated 60% of motors are not speed cont rolled. The focus of this course is to explore the different ways we can control motor speed efficiently and with minimal phy

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Advanced Energy Design Guides Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by:

Category: Other

The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) publishes a set of Advanced Energy Design Gui des (AEDG) for commercial buildings. These user-friendly design guides are intended for use by architects and engineers, and pr ovide a path to achieving energy savings resulting from the design process. This webinar explains the various AEDGs, how to use t hem, and how they can be implemented to achieve a high performance building. Several step-by-step case studies will be presented to demonstr ate how to effectively implement these design guides.Prerequisite knowledge includes general understanding of design a nd con struction with broad comprehension of basic principles of energy efficient building design. Optional introductory material: High Per formance Building Energy 101 webinar (http://rechargecolorado.com/images/uploads/pdfs/100318_Energy101_Webinar.pdf or ht tp://vimeo.c om/13460294 .)

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Advancing Sustainability through Product Performance and Transparency Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: UL Environment Inc

Category: Materials and resources

This course will help architects, designers and specifiers deepen their understanding of the evolving Sustainability landscape standards, codes, and Ecolabels. A second generation presentation, it highlights the needs all types of purchasers have for products todisclose environmental impact, responsible sourcing and packaging, in addition to verified performance through the use of third-party verification and certification programs. Case studies are presented to illustrate effective strategies for product attribute disclosure and how they contribute to sustainable design goals in the built environment.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Air-to-Air Energy Recovery – VOD Online on-demand 300 1.5

Offered by: Trane a business of Ingersoll Rand

Category: Energy and atmosphere

With the increased focus on reducing energy use in buildings, more projects are considering the use of air-to-air energy recovery. Energy codes are evolving to require energy recovery in more applications. This ENL will discuss the various technologies used for air#to#air energy recovery, the importance of properly controlling these devices in various systems types, and recent changes to building codes that will require them in more systems.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.5
AIA/CES (LU) 1.5
Alternative Power Generation Technologies Online on-demand 300 30.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

In this course, fuel cells and micro turbines are discussed as possible alternatives for data center and network room power generati on. The alternative power generation approach is compared to traditional standby power generation options. Both benefits and dr awbac ks of the multiple power generation approaches are highlighted.

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GBCI CE Hours 30.0
Aluminum Extrusions Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Indoor environmental quality

Provides an overview of the characteristics, technical information, and benefits of aluminum extrusions used as a building materialwith a focus on whole building design, sustainability and application possibilities.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Aluminum: A Sustainable Structural Choice Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

This article will explore the uses of aluminum in long span structures and spaceframes. It will also review the latest research by the Aluminum Association on the sustainability of aluminum from mining to recycling. This industry is committed to improve industry energy consumption, lower emissions, minimize land resource use and maximize sustainability. The projects highlighted in this article include projects that range from the largest Platinum LEEDr-NC campus to the newest aluminum solar #trees# to be planted in parking lots as a high tech energy and water collection system.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
An Ecological Basis for Selecting Ceramic Tile Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Definitions of sustainable design and green building are hardly stagnant. Every year, as the architectural profession and industrial leaders learn more about building performance, environmental challenges, and the effects of our choices on people and the planet, we add to the body of knowledge on sustainability. In this way, our standards and definitions change accordingly, hopefully gettingmore #ecological.#
While green building tends toward many novel solutions # building integrated photovoltaics (PV), for example # the recent evolution of green thinking is playing into the hands of architects who favor time-tested and even traditional building methods. This includes niche products # rammed-earth and straw bale construction leap to mind # but also classic materials and systemsincluding natural ventilation, brick masonry, and ceramic tile. Even the traditional manufacturing centers, such as the tile-makingoperations clustered in Castell

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
An Energy & Environmental Analysis of Propane Energy Pod Homes Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Propane Education & Research Council

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This online, on-demand course reviews research completed by Newport Partners, LLC., regarding the energy needs of homes. Architects, planners, builders and contractors will appreciate what the research found.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
An Introduction to Window Retrofits forResidential and Commercial Buildings Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by:

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This course is intended for those seeking a basic knowledge about window retrofit projects and the role they play in saving energyi n residential and commercial buildings. The course offers an introduction to how windows perform, common challenges facing retr ofit projects, and some options for meeting these challenges. The course provides a strong foundation of knowledge for homeowners, buildi ng managers, designers, and developers. The course also reviews a case study that explains how retrofitting the windows in the Empire State Building significantly reduced energy consumption while providing a return on investment in just five years.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
An Overview of Glass-Free Polyester Insulation Technology Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Other

Provides an overview of the sustainable manufacturing process, green features, and characteristics of 100% polyester fiber batt insulation. This course also reviews the principles of heat transfer and the factors related to the control of heat flow within the building envelope.No prerequisite knowledge is required.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
An Overview of LEED and Wood Doors Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions

Category: Energy and atmosphere

For an audience of any size of architects, specifiers, owners, and other design professionals, the CES facilitator utilizes a PowerP oint presentation to introduce the audience to the importance of wood doors and how they can possibly help contribute to EA, MR , and IEQ credits in LEED. An overview of the importance, measurement, and choices available to improve energy efficiency and su

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 1.0
Appliances for the Home: SustainableChoices that Meet Accessibility Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Materials and resources

New major appliance design is transforming energy usage and delivering a remarkable choice of features that support the lifestylesof today’s consumers. It is, therefore, critical that design professionals understand the new technologies and features that cont ribute to appliance sustainability.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Architectural Concrete for a Sustainable Future Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Lehigh Hanson

Category: Materials and resources

The program will highlight the role of architectural concrete as a component of sustainable design. Attendees will learn strategies to use to make concrete more sustainable, how portland cement is made, the environmental impact of making cement (along with st rategies used to reduce that impact), about urban heat islands (specifically highlighting how reflective surfaces can reduce their impacts) and design applications that take advantage of specific sustainable attributes of architectural concrete.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Architectural Power to the People Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: Janam Publications Inc.

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This article will look at the trends and shifts happening in energy generation and architecture#s role to play in that shift. Aimedat architects, engineers, and policy makers, this article will outline methods to achieve on-site net zero facilities. It will lookat the implementation of the 2030 Challenge and how to work towards those requirements.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Architectural Technologies for K-12 Buildings Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

The news that post-Hurricane Sandy Staten Island, New York, would soon have a net-zero school # one that uses energy-efficient technologies with renewable power to return electricity to the grid # came as a surprise to many architects and educators. The very ideaof net-zero buildings is challenging enough. But a public school?
Primary among the more widespread challenges facing architects is the task of suiting school designs to clients# tight budgets and high expectations. Educational projects represent a particularlythorny typology in this regard. Consider the numerous potential stakeholders for a typical K-12 project: administrators, the schoolboard, parent-teacher groups, the town council, state agencies, trustees of private schools, church officials at parochial schools,andmore # not to mention the future occupants # students and their teachers.
The challenge is to start with a #meaningful conversation# with the school and its community, says Steve Turckes, AIA, LEED AP, K-12 education global market leader for Perkins + Will, #which we conduct through a series of workshop discussions on topics ranging from the economy to the needs of future students,# he says.#Before we get down to programming and designing a school, we want to know the big goals and needs.#

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Asbestos and Other Hazardous Materials in Green Building Instructor-led 100 0.0

Offered by:

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This presentation will help attendees to identify five LEED credits involving asbestos and other hazardous materials. They will understand potential site contamination (soil and groundwater) from past uses of properties to be developed as LEED new construction projects. Asbestos history, sources, uses, locations, hazards, and current issues will be discussed as well as hazards associated with existing building reuse and demolition (i.e., lead-based paint, PCBs, mercury thermostats, CFC refrigerants, etc.). Finally, participants will gain knowledge of hazardous materials associated with new building construction (i.e., silica, volatile organic compounds, welding fumes, fiberglass, man-made mineral fibers in fire stop materials, asphalt fumes, etc.).

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LEED-Specific

LEED Green Associate
LEED AP BD+C
LEED AP OM

1.0
ASHRAE 90.1 – 2010 Envelope Requirements Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Henderson Engineers, Inc.

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This course examines the envelope requirements of the most recent version of ASHRAE 90.1. We willl also briefly cover an overview of lighting changes and parking ventilation requirements that affect architectural design

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
ASHRAE Standard 62.1: Ventilation RateProcedure Online on-demand 300 0.0

Offered by: Trane a business of Ingersoll Rand

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This presentation covers the Ventilation Rate Procedure for calculating zone and system ventilation airflow, which still exists inthe standard today. As a prerequisite to obtain LEED certification this program will help viewers understand the requirements of Standard 62.1 to better enable you to work with and satisfy your customers with respect to building ventilation.

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LEED-Specific

LEED Green Associate
LEED AP BD+C
LEED AP ID+C
LEED AP OM
LEED AP Homes

1.5
AIA/CES (LU) 2.0
ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010:On-demand Online on-demand 300 0.0

Offered by: Trane a business of Ingersoll Rand

Category: Other

ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 will be published this fall, with an aggressive goal of 30 percent energy cost savings over the 2004 version of the standard. Be the first to learn about the major changes and how they’ll affect future minimally-compliant and above-c od e programs. Ensure your organization knows the new requirements and where your energy code might be headed Trane experts on t he 90.1 committee, including immediate past Chair, Mick Schwedler, share their insights on the new requirements and implementation . What can you expect to learn from this presentation? – How 90.1-2010 saved close to 30% energy cost over 2004 – Major changes, wit h specific emphasis on mechanical related system design, control and mod eling. – Mechanical updates, including equipment effi

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LEED-Specific

LEED Green Associate
LEED AP BD+C
LEED AP ID+C

1.5
AIA/CES (LU) 1.5
ASHRAE Standards 62.1 and 90.1 and VAVSystems Online on-demand 300 0.0

Offered by: Trane a business of Ingersoll Rand

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Many designers want to comply with both Standard 62.1 and Standard 90.1. Requirements from both standards have been inco rporatedinto many building codes, and the minimum requirements of both standards must be met as prerequisites to LEED c ertification. In attempting to comply with the ventilation requirements of Standard 62.1 AND the energy-limiting require ments of Standard 90.1, s ome desi gners have concluded that it’s next to impossible to do so using traditional VAV systems. While in some specific cases th ese design ers might be right, in most cases they are not right. This program discusses the potentially conflicting requirements and design ch oices.

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LEED-Specific

LEED Green Associate
LEED AP BD+C
LEED AP ID+C
LEED AP OM

1.5
AIA/CES (LU) 2.0
Asphalt Garden: Urban farms are bringinghyper-local food options and more Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Materials and resources

Urban farms are cropping up in cities across the nation, bringing hyper-local food options and greener streetscapes to areas thatonce lacked both. With nearly 80 percent of Americans now living in urban areas and food transportation energy accounting for as much as two-thirds the energy required to grow it, there’s a powerful argument to be made for keeping the foods we grow, buy, and eat even closer to home-in the backyards, vacant lots, and rooftops of even our most densely built urban areas. This article explo res what’s already underway in urban areas and what the future might hold. The target audience is quite broad including the entir e team of architects, engineers, owners, users and institutional clients who are concerned with the quality of life, green buildin gs, green cities and mitigating green house gases.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Asphalt Technologies for SustainableStreets Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Sustainable sites

Provides an overview of the features, applications, and the role of asphalt coatings and thermoplastic systems in green design. Included are discussions on the components of sustainable streets, heat island effect, and traffic calming strategies, as well as ho w pavement design can be used to enhance community connectivity and neighborhood identity.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 1.0
Attaching Veneers Over Continuous Insulation Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of a steel stud wall assembly with a rain screen veneer
that delivers optimal thermal performance, moisture management and air barrier properties while
accommodating a variety of cladding options for customizable building aesthetics.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Authentically Green Interiors:Optimizing Nature’s Design Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Green Plants for Green Buildings

Category: Indoor environmental quality

Study interior landscape architecture’s impact on human-centered sustainable design. This session will present the most relevant and compelling findings on the environmental impact of plants on people’s physical, psychological and behavioral needs within the b uilt environment. They will gain practical insight into the bottom-line and human-centered benefits to designing with interior pla

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Automated Solar Shading: A New Standard in Energy Efficiency Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Other

This 1 hour course for architects, planners, interior designers, engineers, specifiers, contractors, facility managers, building owners, property managers, developers, and health care industry building professionals provides an overview of automated solar shadingtechnology. This course includes discussions on the components, applications, features and benefits of these systems, as well as the impact they have on LEEDr certification. No prerequisite knowledge required to take this course. Once finished, the reader shouldbe able to list the benefits derived from natural daylight, explain the concept of solar heat gain, summarize how automated solar shading systems provide energy savings, discuss the green/sustainable benefits of using automated solar shading on the exterior of a building, and state the impact that automated solar shading controls have on LEED certification. A ten questions quiz follows the course.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Benefits and Applications of Photocatalytic Oxidation Coatings Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Other

Provides an overview of photocatalytic oxidation coatings and includes discussions on the chemistry behind the reaction, properties of photocatalytic oxidizers (PCOs), air quality, and the benefits and applications of photocatalytic oxidation coatings. No pre requisite knowledge required.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 0.1
Benefits of VRF in the LEED Certification Process Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: Hanley Wood, LLC

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This article is available in the October 2011 print and digital editions of ARCHTIECT Magazine. This program compares traditional HVAC systems to variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems. General features and benefits of VRF systems are discussed, including energy efficiency, installation, operation and potential contribution to LEED rating systems. Architects, building owners, contractors and facilty managers will be introduced to VRF systems. Three case examples are presented, describing why VRF was selected for each of the projects and what the estimated benefits of the VRF system were in each case. Finally, a brief overview of VRF systems in building information modeling (BIM) is presented.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Beyond Performance: Window Materials and Their Environmental Impacts Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Hanley Wood, LLC

Category: Indoor environmental quality

Windows and doors are very important considerations in any design. With proper selection and specification they can enhance not only the look of a home or building, but their performance as well. Before you specify a window or door, you should consider the em bo died energy, lifecycle and material benefits of any product. This program will look beyond performance of windows and compare t he or igin of common frame materials, their carbon footprints, lifecycles and durability. It will look at each component individua

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Beyond Regional Material Credits Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: Janam Publications Inc.

Category: Materials and resources

Local product sourcing receives a lot of attention in green building rating systems, but the geographic limit it imposes considers only the transportation impacts of material selection. It does not take into account all the other potential environmental impacts that form part of the overall ecological profile of a material. Readers will learn about how different rating systems deal with evaluating environmental impacts of material selection, the impacts of transportation on material selection, how LCA helps with evaluating material selection, and what#s next for LCA adoption.

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Boiler Types and Opportunities for Energy Efficiency Online on-demand 300 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Steam and hot water provide a means of transporting controllable amounts of energy from a central boiler house, where it can be efficiently and economically generated, to the point of use. Steam and hot water are popular throughout industry for a broad range oftasks from mechanical power production to space heating and process applications. The boiler room is a place where there are many opportunities for energy efficiency, as described in this class.

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Boost Building Performance with Innovative MEP Systems Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Environmental Design & Construction

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Commercial office buildings consume vast amounts of energy in order to provide comfortable, productive environments for their occupants. Understanding, controlling, and reducing this consumption must be accomplished without damaging the quality of the internal environment. This session, presented by Paul O#Brien, will highlight techniques and technologies that have been successful in increasing building efficiency and reducing total energy use without negatively impacting indoor environmental quality. Attendees will gain a basic understanding of how these principles work, how they can be implemented into a building project, as well as brief examples of how they have been successfully designed and implemented.

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Bracing for Climate Change Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

The increased frequency of extreme events and rising global temperatures leave little doubt that we need a new set of tools for adapting to a shifting climate. Design professionals must look for ways to adapt buildings to this changing environment. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions remains essential in addressing the ultimate impact of climate change, but it#s clear that the conversation is expanding to include making the built environment more resilient.

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Bridging Cost and Care: Global Benchmarks for Healthcare Environments Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

The challenge for architects is no longer building faster to keep up with demand, but rather how to bridge healthcare costs and new approaches and concepts in giving care. Creativity in design -fused with intimate knowledge of how healthcare providers work and wha t challenges they face- add up to winning architectural solutions. According to architects active in healthcare, the followin g big-p icture issues are common themes in recent healthcare building projects:Rightsizing facilities.Using integ rated project de livery and BIM.Incorporating evidence-based design solutions.Employing sustainability and energy efficiency.Enhancing care-deliver

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BSS64: Acoustic Ceilings for the ModernOffice Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: CertainTeed Corporation

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This course guides the user through a detailed examination of the acoustic characteristics necessary to comprehend the more complexperformance criteria used in designing private and open offices. It includes a review of the arbitrary ranking of areas of importance in designing private and open offices. This course also explores how the value of such advanced acoustic design can be translatedto a conceptual level understandable to architectural clients.

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CSI (CEU) 1.0
Building Better Mid-Rise Multifamily Buildings with Insulated Concrete Forms Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Hanley Wood, LLC

Category: Materials and resources

This course will familiarize you with the benefits of using insulated concrete forms, or ICFs, for mid-rise multi-family buildings,including outlining the advantages of using ICFs over traditional construction methods. It will also introduce you to the variety ofform shapes, widths, and technologies that allow ICFs to meet the challenges of most concrete construction demands and design conditions today.

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Building Codes Go Green Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Cities, states, and national organizations are working to establish minimum, enforceable sustainable construction requirements to complement, not replace, highly popular above-code incentive programs, like LEED. Green rating systems like LEED are an incentive that pulls the more daring owners and designers toward a sustainable ideal, thus fostering creativity and innovation, while green codesestablish a base minimum requirement which is broadly accepted.

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Building Controls I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII Online on-demand 300 2.5

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Energy Universityng in a conference room where the room was just too hot? Or too cold? Did you find it uncomfortable and hard to concentrate? Have youever considered how much money is wasted when things like that are not addressed? What’s the solution? The control system withi

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Building Envelope Online on-demand 300 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

The building envelope is a critical component of any facility since it protects the building occupants and plays a major role in regulating the indoor environment. Consisting of the building’s foundation, walls, roof, windows, and doors, the envelope controls theflow of energy between the interior and exterior of the building. A well designed envelope allows the building to provide comfort for the occupants and respond efficiently to heating, cooling, ventilating, and natural lighting needs.

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Building Envelope Online on-demand 300 30.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

The building envelope is a critical component of any facility since it protects thebuilding occupants and plays a major role in regulating the indoor environment. Consisting of the building’s foundation, walls, roof, windows, and doors, the envelope controls th e flow of energy between the interior and exterior of the building. A well designed envelope allows the building to provide com fort for the occupants and respond efficiently to heating, cooling, ventilating, and natural lighting needs. Today we will exami ne the elements of the buildingenvelope (floors, walls, windows and ceiling) and how those elements participate in heat transfer. We will discuss heat loss or gain due to transmission, infiltration and ventilation. This course contains many equations used to deter mine heat loss and gain through the building envelope, and we will supply a sample case study of a building throughout the c ourse to help explain each topic.

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GBCI CE Hours 30.0
Building Green Interiors With Wood Products Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of types of interior wood flooring and moulding products and includes discussions on their sustainable attributes, Baltic birch plywood, on-site and factory finishing methods, and green building programs and organizations.

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BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
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Building Integrated Solar Water Heating System Design Online on-demand 100 2.0

Offered by: LemonTree Investment Advisory Co., Ltd.

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Solar energy is clean, inexhaustible and sustainable and can be harvested and used on-site. Solar water heating is the most popularand cost effective domestic hot water solution in China and Europe; it#s the best choice for EA Credit 2. This course aims to introduce the basic on Building Integrated Solar Water Heating System Design strategies to make more desiners have deeper understanding of solar buildings and know more how to design a solar building.

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Building Materails Matter: How Green Rating Systems, Codes and Sourcing Practice Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Hanley Wood, LLC

Category: Materials and resources

This program can be viewed as an online course with audio or downloaded as a PDF article. A portion of the article was published inthe October 2012 print and digital editions of ARCHITECT magazine; the entire article is available to download at www.hanelywooduniversity.com/

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Building Performance Modeling 201 Online on-demand 200 1.5

Offered by:

Category: Other

This webinar will educate construction and design professionals on building modeling. From the Owner’s Project Requirements, to airf low within individual spaces, attendees will gain an understanding of how building modeling functions as another powerful desig n too l.Prerequisite knowledge includes general understanding of design and construction with broad comprehension of basic princip les of energy efficient building design.Optional introductory material: High Performance Building Energy 101 webinar (http:/ /rec hargecolorado.com/images/uploads/pdfs/100318_Energy101_Webinar.pdf or http://vimeo.com/13460294.)

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Building Pressurization with Airflow Control Instructor-led 400 0.0

Offered by:

Category: Indoor environmental quality

Building Pressurization is a major part of having a healthy, efficient, better performing building.
Maintaining a net positive or neutral building pressure helps ensure that outdoor contaminants
and moisture do not enter the building through the building envelope and other unintended
locations. Additional benefits include staying compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act
which requires a certain threshold for door opening force, helping to ensure occupant#s thermal
comfort, controlling isolation zones and preventing wasted energy.
Measuring and controlling airflows is the best method for ensuring compliance with codes and
standards forminimum ventilation and controlling building pressure. Introducing more air into
the building than what is exhausted through the relief air and/or bathroom exhaust is the key to
maintaining a positive building. The main alternative, using a building pressure transducer, has
issues like wind effects on the outdoor reference, locating the indoor reference, pressure
interactions when multipleAHU#s, zones and transducers are involved.
Control diagrams are presented that show how to use airflow measurement to control airflows in
the building.
The links between airflow measurement, building pressurization and LEED 2009 Credits are
discussed. Discussion of the ASHRAE standards are included.
Using airflow monitors to control building pressurization requires accurate, stable devices. The list
of things to consider when specifying airflow monitors is presented.

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LEED Green Associate
LEED AP BD+C

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AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CALGreen and LEED Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by:

Category: Innovation in design and operations

Effective January 1, 2011, CALGreen became the first mandatory state green building code adopted in the country. This presentationw ill present the mandatory requirements and administration for CALGreen and how that compares to the 2009 LEED for New Construct ion R ating System. As both are used simultaneously for many projects, the design, construction and operation industry may be conf used as to how to apply the requirements of both systems. This course will discuss both systems and where they overlap.

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California Greenin:San Francisco takes stringent building code to the next level Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

We explore San Francisco#s approach to green building measures and how they are weaving CALGreen into their city code. Several projects have been design/built in the transition period as CALGreen was incorporated into local code. San Francisco’s Existing Commercial Building Energy Ordinance requires existing buildings to provide information on their energy use for comparison with similar buildings. The city has an innovative incentives program with PG&E for energy upgrades, and Green Finance San Francisco, which is creating a financial mechanism to encourage property owners to do green retrofits. Los Angeles is also working on this, and the hope is that it will spread to other jurisdictions as well.

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Can Existing Schools Get to High Performance? An Update on School Modernization Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

The recognition that the school building itself can deliver ‘high performance’ must be one of the most positive developments in modern education. Dozens of wonderful, innovative new high-performance schools exist around the country, incorporating sophisticate dd aylighting, advanced HVAC systems and controls, sustainable materials, and a host of other remarkable features from garden roof s and harvested rainwater to outdoor learning spaces and windmills used as teaching tools. But for every shining new exemplaryhi gh-performance school, there are scores of existing schools, most built in a time well before protecting the environment or devel opi ng a student’s potential by improving the classroom’s light was part of the program. Modernization of existing schools often s eems t o be something of a poor relation to the spectacular new design concepts for schools built from scratch. However, signs are that fun ding and community interests may be shifting toward modernizing existing schools instead of building new ones. Old schoo l, meet high performance.

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AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Capturing Light Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: 3form

Category: Materials and resources

The program provides important education on the principles of effective light design, especially in relation to resin features used as lighting applications. The program reviews how energy efficiency, recyclability, durability and sustainability are important con siderations in lighting technology and applications. The program illustrates specific techniques in overcoming common proble

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IDCEC (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Carpet for Schools: A SustainableSolution that Enhances Learning & Health Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Sustainable sites

This article will cover the sustainability, safety and health issues related to carpeting in schools, as well as guidelines to selecting the right carpet and keeping it a sustainable choice for the life of the product. The proper way to clean and maintain carp

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AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Carpet Recycling Initiatives Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Hanley Wood, LLC

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This one-hour course allows the participant to understand the innovations in the carpet industry#s recycling efforts. It addresses sustainability and the key drivers of carpet recycling.

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AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Ceiling Technology and Aesthetics Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

The application of design sensibility to what some architects call #the fifth wall# # the ceiling plane # brings a number of specific challenges that impact building effectiveness and indoor environmental quality (IEQ). Chief among them is design treatment, including the use of color, texture and form without compromising performance or incurring excessive cost. Other challenges include acoustical performance, which has a direct effect on human productivity and health, yet may conflict with the use of large monolithic planes or the use of special shapes and visual effects. Sustainable design goals often fade in the drive for low-cost, low-value ceiling systems.
Yet a good ceiling specification can benefit indoor-air quality, energy efficiency, daylighting efficacy and long-term building operations. New tests for flame spread and smoke development help ensure ceilings are safer, too. In sum, ceiling design hasa direct effect on the facility#s return on investment, or ROI.
In addition, architects are increasingly taking advantage of innovative design techniques that elevate the fifth wall to a higher plane, so to speak, in terms of advancing architecture. A slew of innovations have emerged for ceiling design, including new sizes, shapes, color and patterns as well as systems for supporting the assemblies and accessing the plenum above.
Innovative techniques for printing and patterning interior surfaces are available, often using fewer material resources than traditional ceiling treatments. Some of these manufacturing technologies allow cost-effective custom runs to match a project#s design needs, while retaining desired acoustical and lighting properties. In many cases, they contribute to better occupant health and safer, more sustainable buildings # and more visually impressive interior spaces.

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Cellulose Insulation: The Versatile and Sustainable Solution Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This 1 hour course for architects, engineers, specifiers, contractors and residential builders Provides an overview of cellulose insulation, a sustainable material creating solutions for sound control, fire resistance, and thermal architectural challenges.No prerequisite knowledge required to take this course. Once finished the reader should be able to describe cellulose insulation, its components, installation methods, and general benefits; explain the benefits of cellulose insulation as it relates to heat flow, R-value, and energy savings; describe the unique qualities of cellulose insulation that contribute to its versatility and its use as a sustainable solution for a variety of design challenges; discuss the benefits of cellulose insulation in terms of its fire resistance properties, testing and standards, fire-rated assemblies, and real world performance characteristics; and list numerous assemblies utilizing cellulose insulation that can contribute to and assist with global green building programs. A ten question true/false and multiple choice quiz follows the course.

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BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Cementitious Materials in Concrete:Performance & Sustainability Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of the manufacturing, characteristics, and performance properties of cements and Supplementary Cementitious Materials in concrete and how they can enhance concrete performance, including a discussion on their role in sustainable constructi on.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 0.1
Central Geothermal System Design and Control Online on-demand 200 1.5

Offered by: Trane a business of Ingersoll Rand

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Many people are familiar with geothermal heat pump systems, using small, geothermal heat pumps, distributed throughout the building, that are coupled with a ground source heat exchanger. These systems operate very efficiently since heat rejected to the grou nd loop in the summer is stored and extracted in the winter. Today, project teams are also considering central geothermal systems.

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AIA/CES (LU) 1.5
China Green Building Label Evaluation Methods and Development Status Online on-demand 100 2.0

Offered by: LemonTree Investment Advisory Co., Ltd.

Category: Other

Since Chinese green building evaluation was started in April, 2008, the evaluation system has developed from Evaluation Standard for Green Building into a more complete one including technical rules, evaluation methods, rating agencies and standard training. The number of applicant projects has increased from 10 in 2008 to more than 150 in 2011.  The scope of evaluation has also been extended, including hospitals, schools, railway stations, etc.

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GBCI CE Hours 2.0
Choosing to Live Off-Grid: Energy Generation and Fuel Choices Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Propane Education & Research Council

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This online, on-demand course will introduce off-grid living principles. It is appropriate for architects and builders. Living off the grid has become increasingly popular over the past decade. There are entire communities that are off-grid, whether through practical need, link in remote Tanana, Alaska, or by desire, like in Three Rivers, Oregon. This trend toward off-grid living is only expected to grow. Energy independence, pursuit of a more sustainable life style, moving away from the city, and economics are all cited as common reasons for choosing to live off-grid.
Off-grid and standby generators can be used in combination with renewable energy sources for successful off-grid living. This program compares and contrasts types of generators and fuel choices suitable for off-grid living.

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AIA/CES (LU) 1.3
Choosing Your Renewables 201 Online on-demand 200 1.5

Offered by:

Category: Other

Created specifically for architects, engineers, facility managers and building owners, this webinar will provide a brief introductio n to Colorado-applicable renewable technologies including, solar photovoltaics (PV), solar thermal hot water, transpired solar colle ctors, wind, geothermal and biomass. Attendees will gain an understanding of how to identify and select appropriate renewabl e energy solutions for their commercial building projects. An understanding of energy efficient building design is assumed. (See Energ y 101 webinar as an optional background course for the non-designer. http://vimeo.com/13460294 )Prerequisite knowledge incl u des general understanding of design and construction with broad comprehension of basic principles of energy efficient building d esig n. Optional introductory material: High Performance Building Energy 101 webinar (http://rechargecolorado.com/images/uploads/p dfs/100 318_Energy101_Webinar.pdf or http://vimeo.com/13460294 .)

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Combined Heat and Power (Cogeneration) Online on-demand 300 30.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Cogeneration today is widely used throughout the world for efficient production of heat and power. Cogeneration is the simultaneousp roduction of heat and power in a single thermodynamic process. The purpose of this course is to review the different approaches for applying technologies to the function of cogeneration. We’ll also explore the various issues and considerations for deploymen t of th e two main types of cogeneration concepts: Topping Cycle plants (including Combined Cycle plants), and Bottoming Cycl e plants.

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Combustion Processes Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Combustion is an almost universal process in energy use, and it usually offers opportunities for modest but worthwhile energy savings through good management. Conversely, it carries a significant risk of avoidable energy waste.
In this course, you will learn thebasics of combustion chemistry, how avoidable losses arise, and how they are measured. Particular attention will be paid to burnersfitted in heating boilers but the basic principles are applicable to any kind of combustion plant.

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Comfort on Demand Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This article will discuss retractable screens in terms of design considerations, energy savings potential and salutary effects onhuman health and welfare as well as their contribution to a daylighting strategy and the sustainability of their component parts.

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AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You: Nationwide initiatives seek to better a Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Public health is taking its seat at the design table, and USGBC President and CEO Rick Fedrizzi predicts health will be “the biggest driver in the green building space in the next twenty years.” So what does the AEC community need to know about this emerging paradigm? This article draw son research and interviews with experts in both the public health and design professions to establish the primary factors in designing for public health. It cites projects and policies that are making a difference. And offers analytical tools for predicting and evaluating a design’s public health impact. The entire design team, owners, developers, clients and government institutions would benefit from reading this story.

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Commissioning For Energy Efficiency Online on-demand 300 30.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Studies of commissioning projects in existing buildings show median paybacks of 1.1 years and savings of up to 30%, sometimes more. Commissioning is a process to ensure building performance problems are understood and corrected. Deficiencies such as design fl aws, construction defects, malfunctioning equipment, and deferred maintenance have a multitude of consequences, ranging from eq uipme nt failure, to poor indoor air quality and comfort, to unnecessarily high energy use or under-performance of energy efficien cy strat egies. Fortunately, an emerging form of quality assurance, known as building commissioning, can identify and cure most de ficiencies. This course will explain the purpose of a commissioning process, and discuss the impact of the commissioning process on energy efficiency.

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Community Propane Systems: Economical, Environmentally Responsible Energy Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Propane Education & Research Council

Category: Other

Community propane systems provide safe, affordable and environmentally responsible energy without geographic limits. These systems can be used in remote locations where natural gas lines are unavailable. This learning module was created to introduce design an db uilding professionals to the benefits and advantages of community propane systems, also known as jurisdictional systems, centra l pip e systems or master meter systems. Residential developments or commercial developments can take advantage of these systems. The info rmation outlines the advantages of using propane over natural gas, describing the reliability, sustainability, and versat ility of th ese systems. The module discusses how propane systems effect the environment and the economy. This on-demand, online c ourse is self-paced and features a pre-recorded narrative that serves as the instructor. This allows learners to read along with t he narra tor and listen to the information; similar to a typical live instruction. After completing the course, a 10-question quiz

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AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Compressed Air I: An Introduction Online on-demand 300 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Compressed air is widely used throughout industry. It is sometimes called the “fourth utility”, after electricity, gas and water.From mining, lumber and paper mills, petroleum, chemical, textile and glass production to small manufacturing plants and hotels, compressed air provides critical services and can often represent the majority of the facility energy costs. Since many facilities cannot function without compressed air, reliability is paramount, but given that sound operating practices can reduce energy consumption by 20% to 50%, efficiency is high on the agenda.
This is the first in a series of compressed air system courses offered by Energy University. In this course, we will look at the relative inefficiency of compressed air and examine the components of a compressedairsystem.

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Compressed Air III: Controlled Methods Online on-demand 300 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Compressed air is an extremely expensive utility. Therefore, efficient control methods can have a big impact on the energy costs of the system. The purpose of this course is to identify the various methods to control air compressor capacity, including methods that control the flow of air into the compressor and ways of controlling the loading of the compressor itself.

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Compressed Air IV: Supply Side Components Online on-demand 300 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Compressed air system components can usually identified by major function that they provide whether the function is related to compression, conditioning, filtration, distribution, and some nature of end use. Most systems have a supply-side and a demand-side. Thiscourse will explore the supply-side, which is normally where ambient air is processed into a pressurized, dry, clean form that can be used for many useful tasks.

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Compressed Air Systems II: Compressor Types Online on-demand 300 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Compressed air is one of the most expensive utilities. There are many different types and designs of air compressors. Each is suited for different applications in buildings and industry. In this course, we will explore the main types of compressors and identify their differences, compare the capacity and efficiency of different types of compressors and we will identify appropriate compressortypes for an application.

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Computer-Generated Surface Textures Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Recent alternatives to hand plastering techniques include computer generated and routed medium density fiberboard panels which are small in scale and have a low relief; or gypsum wallboards that are directly applied to walls for smaller scale repeating patterns. However, the latest trend includes large-scale three-dimensional gypsum seamless sculptural wall finishes, many without obvious repeats. These panels are constructed from a series of pre-cast panels bonded to a substrate that can create large seamless wall surfaces. They are specified either by selecting a range of pre-manufactured custom patterns and finishes or designed by the professional as a unique pattern. Certified installers are trained to finish these surfaces in handcrafted techniques.
Used throughout the rest of the world and the United States in hotels, offices and restaurants, seamless wall surfaces modulate light and create surface textures that reflect both natural daylight as well as interior lighting. They can be placed on curved walls and wrap around internal and external corners. They also have environmental benefits and can easily be incorporated into projects with green building criteria.Panels are zero Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), contain thirty percent recycled material and can be finished with hard, durable fifty percent recycled marble surface finishes. They meet class #A# fire rating and are easy to clean and maintain.

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Concrete Masonry in Green Buildings Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

This course discusses specifying CMU as part of a naturally sustainable design.
Concrete Masonry Units (CMUs) are well known by architects, contractors, and owners because of their enduring history over thousands of years demonstrating proven performance in manybuilding types around the world. From a design standpoint, they provide flexibility, variety, and code compliance within a range ofstandardized and modularized shapes and sizes. From a construction standpoint, they are commonly available and installed by local masons using established construction techniques. From an owner#s perspective, they provide affordable, durable, and safe facilities with comparatively low maintenance. But beyond all of this, their inherent characteristics and properties also contribute substantially to green and sustainable design. As this course explores further, they do this in multiple ways due to their inherently green nature.

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Concrete That Cleans Itself and theEnvironment Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of photocatalytic technology in concrete and the benefits this technology offers in accelerating the self-cleaning and pollution abatement properties of concrete, while maintaining the same mechanical and physical properties of traditional concrete. Current environmental issues, factors that influence building performance, and field test and case studies are presente d.

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BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 1.0
Concrete Tile Roof Systems: The Sustainable, Superior Roof Solution Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This 1 hour course for architects, engineers, specifiers, residential planners, contractors, residential builders, building owners,developers, and planners discusses the features, benefits, and installation of concrete tile roof systems, along with a discussion of the green building codes and programs related to concrete roofing systems. No prerequisite knowledge required to take this course.Once finished, the reader should be able to state the features and benefits of using concrete tile roof systems in terms of design,functionality, and the environment;
discuss the installation guidelines as outlined in the Tile Roofing Institute manual; list thegreen building options available when designing with concrete roof tile; and summarize the green building codes and programs related to concrete roof systems. A ten question quiz follows the course.

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Considerations and Applications of WoodCeilings Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Engineered products for building interiors have evolved rapidly over recent decades, with notable advances in materials and performance in only the last few years. These changes have helped architects improve the performance of interior spaces overall and the spaces# contributions to sustainability, resiliency and productivity # the ultimate design goals.

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AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Considerations for Advanced Green Facade Design Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: Hanley Wood, LLC

Category: Sustainable sites

Over the past two decades, green facade technology has evolved into a vaiable design component that can provide multiple benefits and aesthetic value to a wide variety of project types. This in depth discussion deals with the required considerations for successful green facade installation and projects. By understanding these important considerations and following an advanced template, designers can include sustainability benefits of green facades into the building and site. This paper draws on 18 years of collected knowledge, implementation, and experimentation to describe successful strategies that include system selection, design, plant selection, maintenance and client/owner education. Architects, engineers, landscape architects, contractors, building owners, and developers will find this discussion of green facades helpful if they are considering a green facade in a current or future project. No prerequiste knowledge is required.

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Considerations For Advanced Green Facade Design Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

This one hour course for architects/landscape architects, engineers, specifiers, planners, contractors, facility managers, maintenance contractors, building owners, and property managers

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BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Control Systems For Chilled Water Plants Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of the newest trends in the HVAC building controls and includes discussions on traditional PID technology, newdemand-based control strategies for green building performance.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Controlling Moisture Movement in Buildings: The Complete Air Barrier Approach Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

This course provides an overview of the benefits and advantages of air, vapor and moisture barriers designed to protect buildings,and includes a discussion on moisture sources and travel, and their negative impact upon the building and how they can contribute

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 0.1
Converging Technologies:ECOnomical & Sustainable for NextGen Office Environments Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This course goes over the various systems in a building that have converged on to the network. Intelligently wired workplaces todayconsist of voice, data, video, CCTV, access control, HVAC, lighting and many more systems. A properly wired building can be economical and sustainable.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Converging Technologies:ECOnomical & Sustainable for NextGen Office Environments Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This course goes over the various systems in a building that have converged on to the network. Intelligently wired workplaces todayconsist of voice, data, video, CCTV, access control, HVAC, lighting and many more systems. A properly wired building can be economical and sustainable.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Converging Technologies:ECOnomical & Sustainable for NextGen Office Environments Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This course goes over the various systems in a building that have converged on to the network. Intelligently wired workplaces todayconsist of voice, data, video, CCTV, access control, HVAC, lighting and many more systems. A properly wired building can be economical and sustainable.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Converging Technologies:ECOnomical & Sustainable for NextGen Office Environments Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This course goes over the various systems in a building that have converged on to the network. Intelligently wired workplaces todayconsist of voice, data, video, CCTV, access control, HVAC, lighting and many more systems. A properly wired building can be economical and sustainable.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Converging Technologies:ECOnomical & Sustainable for NextGen Office Environments Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This course goes over the various systems in a building that have converged on to the network. Intelligently wired workplaces todayconsist of voice, data, video, CCTV, access control, HVAC, lighting and many more systems. A properly wired building can be economical and sustainable.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Converging Technologies:ECOnomical & Sustainable for NextGen Office Environments Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This course goes over the various systems in a building that have converged on to the network. Intelligently wired workplaces todayconsist of voice, data, video, CCTV, access control, HVAC, lighting and many more systems. A properly wired building can be economical and sustainable.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Cool Roofing: A Solution to NationalEnergy & Environmental Challenges Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Sustainable sites

This course provides an overview of the performance characteristics and benefits of cool roofing systems using reflective white vinyl roofing. Green roofing, energy saving programs, environmental challenges and solutions are also reviewed.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 0.1
Cool Roofs for Hot Projects Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Imagine specifying a roof that is visually dynamic, yet also reduces cooling energy loads by 30%, combats global warming, and decreases roof maintenance costs. This miracle roof can meet all your expectations for comfort, cost and aesthetics and it is not som ep roduct from the future, it is a cool roof. Technological advancements and ecological awareness have evolved cool roof material s from the flat, white roofs of yesterday to the myriad colors, materials, and profiles of today. Because they are so versatile, coo l roofs can be applied to all styles of projects, from pitched residential to flat commercial roofs. Innovative technologies a

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Cool VRF Technology: New Systems for reducing HVAC Energy Consumption Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Cool new Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) technology reduces HVAC energy consumption. VRF technology, relatively new to the U.S., delivers energy-efficient comfort, saves space and is less expensive to maintain than conventional HVAC systems. This course also covers the energy efficiency and environmental images of VRF systems, as well as details ways in which these systems can contribute to LEEDr points.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Core Values Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

The story is about the expanding role of the structural engineering in sustainable design. The approach of the article is to highlight the most important ways that structural engineers contribute to green building. The article begins by looking at the segregation of the design process into specialties. Many designers and engineers are pushing for a more integrated process in which disciplines such as structural engineers can contribute their expertise early in design process rather than after many of the critical decisions have been made. The article examines the issues of making a building structurally efficient (saving materials and energy) versus making a structure durable, adaptable and resilient (extending the lifespan of the structure). The story explores the importance of structural material selection (especially concrete and steel) in terms of environmental impact, by explaining factors such as lifecycle assessment, embodied energy, embodied carbon. Finally the story considers the importance of structural detailing especially interms of design for deconstruction and the end-of-life scenarios for structures.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Cost-Effective Energy Savings with Drain Water Heat Recovery Online on-demand 200 1.5

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Drain Water Heat Recovery Technologies have been widely designed into residential and commercial buildings in Canada and many other countries. This course shall provide you with a thorough understanding of how Drain Water Heat Recovery Syst ems work and how t o include them in the design of homes, multi-residential buildings and many commercial buildings, incl uding health care, restaura nts, laundromats, and prisons. You shall also be provided with general guidelines of energy s avings and budgetary costing for mos t of the more common applications. Furthermore, you shall have a understanding of th e potential LEEDr point contributions for mos t of these building types. After taking this course, you will have an int u itive sense about where and when to consider Drain Wat er Heat Recovery in your projects along with the value that it can provide.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.5
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.5
AIA/CES (LU) 1.5
CSI (CEU) 0.2
Creating Healthy Living EnvironmentsWith New Paint Technology Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This course provides an overview of sustainable design and the creation of healthier environments in reference to architectural paints. Included are discussions regarding the components of paint; independent testing methods and standards; categories of LEEDr;

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
IDCEC (CEU) 0.1
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 0.1
Cutting through Code Confusion: A New R-Value Guide for Roofs and Walls Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: Environmental Design & Construction

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Since 1994, the International Codes, or I-Codes, have served as models for almost all state and local codes in the United States. The 2012 edition of the I-Codes includes several landmark advances to increase energy efficiency in buildings. Not only does the 2012International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) include new and higher standards for almost every component in the building envelope,but these standards are further increased in the new International Green Construction Code (IgCC), which is intended to serve as anoverlay code, or #above the code# standard for sustainable buildings.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Data Center Efficiency: Reducing Electrical Power Consumption Online on-demand 300 30.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Other

Conventional models for estimating electrical efficiency of data centers are grossly inaccurate for real-world installations. Electr icity usage costs have become an increasing fraction of the total cost of ownership (TCO) for data centers. It is possible to d ramat ically reduce the electrical consumption of typical data centers through appropriate design of the physical infrastructure a nd IT ar chitecture. This course explains how to quantify the electricity savings and provides examples of methods that can greatl y reduce el ectrical power consumption.

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GBCI CE Hours 30.0
Data Driven Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

While the rise of LEED and other rating systems have greatly increased designers, builders, and developers# knowledge of sustainability in general, the actual energy consumed by buildings that have been certified according to their design documents is often greater than predicted. There has been a growing push toward measuring the actual energy performance of buildings to minimize the consumption of fossil fuels. Several cities (San Francisco, New York, etc) have introduced regulations requiring existing commercial buildings of a certain size to report energy usage. What one measures, what yardstick one compares the numbers to, what one does with the numbers, and how these numbers relate to other kinds of research data need to be considered. We examine three building teams that have evaluated the actual performance of their building to determine if it truly performs at its best.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Daylighting 101 and 201 for Public Buildings Online on-demand 200 1.5

Offered by:

Category: Other

The Governor’s Energy Office High Performance Building Program presents Daylighting 101 and 201 for High Performance Buildings.Renowned local architect Paul Hutton AIA, NCARB will detail the application of daylighting in public buildings. With more than 25 years of local design experience, Paul will discuss basic terminology as well as classic and advanced design techniques. Case stud ies from across Colorado will also be discussed in order to illuminate specific benefits and architectural approaches. The cost of daylighting, using case studies, will also be detailed. Finally, the audience will be introduced to daylight modeling and coordin ation with electrical lighting. ut thepower of daylighting to reduce energy consumption and improve occupant comfort and performance are invited to view this free webinar. inciples of energy efficient building design. Optional introductory material: High Performance Building Energy 101 webinar (http:/ /rechargecolorado.com/images/uploads/pdfs/100318_Energy101_Webinar.pdf or http://vimeo.com/13460294 .)

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GBCI CE Hours 1.5
Daylighting and Energy Optimization with Automated Shades Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: MechoSystems Inc.

Category: Indoor environmental quality

Shades up, lights down. The best daylight design begins early and integrates many aspects of building design. Integrated daylighting design is the key to whole building energy savings and a successful sustainable design. This session examines critical daylighting design techniques using automated shades and electric light optimization. Audience includes architects, lighting designers, developers, MEP’s, project managers, building owners.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Daylighting Commercial Buildings Online on-demand 200 6.0

Offered by: Energy Center of Wisconsin

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This one-day training will provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to incorporate daylighting into all your projects. Key topics covered in this soup-to-nuts training include: climate types and zones, solar geometry and sun path, sky conditions acro ss North America, analysis and software tools, side lighting and top lighting strategies, energy savings, using the sky as a light source, and the effects of climate on the utilization of these sky conditions and the sun to d aylight buildings.

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GBCI CE Hours 6.0
AIA/CES (LU) 6.0
Daylighting Using Skylights and Curtainwall Systems Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Other

This course provides an overview of achieving daylighting in building design using skylights and curtainwall. This program include s discussions on the basics of daylighting, glazing options, daylighting methods, creative design, and green benefits of daylig hti ng systems.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 0.1
Daylighting with Electrochromics Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This one hour course for architects, residential designers, specifiers, building owners and residential builders, discusses generaldaylighting principles and looks at dynamic window systems which support daylighting, in particular electrochromic windows. No prerequisite knowledge required to take this course and once finished the reader should be able to describe the challenges for daylighting design, compare and contrast dynamic window options to electrochromic window systems with respect to energy management,understandhow electrochromic windows function, list the components that make up an electrochromic control system, and describe different methods of electrochromic glazing control. A ten question quiz follows this course.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Decorative Hardwood Plywood & Veneer: Beautiful by Nature – WEBINAR Online live 100 1.0

Offered by: InfoSpec, Inc.

Category: Materials and resources

This webinar will better inform the architect and designer about decorative hardwood plywood in terms of its manufacture, uses, types, and sustainable attributes. The architect and the designer 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. Participants will also know whatto look for in order to successfully specify decorative hardwood plywood and how the material can contribute to LEED projects. The course will conclude with a 10 minute Q&A session to check for comprehension.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Dedicated Outdoor Air Equipment-On Demand Online on-demand 300 1.5

Offered by: Trane a business of Ingersoll Rand

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Dedicated outdoor-air systems have become increasingly popular. While previous discussions covered design and control considerations for dedicated OA systems, this ENL will focus on the equipment used to condition the outdoor air. Join Trane application engineers as they discuss the various types of equipment used for dedicated OA conditioning, from packaged DX units to split DX systems to air handlers and water chillers. Topics include: advantages and drawbacks of common dedicated OA system configurations, neutral versus cold air, ASHRAE 90.1 requirements related to dedicated OA systems, packaged DX dedicated OA units, various airhandler configurations using air-to-air heat exchangers and desiccant wheels, chilled-water DOAS, and water-to-water heat pumps.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.5
AIA/CES (LU) 1.5
Demand Response and the Smart Grid Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Investment in electrical infrastructure has struggled to keep up with increased demand. We have seen demand become so strong thatit has triggered large network failures. Demand response programs provide a simple way for facility managers to get paid for red ucing consumption and relieving load on the power grid when it is stressed. In effect they are returning capacity to the grid and being paid for that asset. This course will look at the issues involved, how Demand Response works, why it is beneficial, and wha

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Demystifying Resins Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: 3form

Category: Materials and resources

This program is designed to provide a fundamental knowledge on translucent material alternatives that are available and used in toda y’s interiors. The program illustrates how translucent thermoplastic polymers can be used as aesthetic alternatives to more tra ditio nal materials. Further, the program reviews how polymers are being utilized to remedy key design issues of today: daylighti

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
IDCEC (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Demystifying Resins Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: 3form

Category: Materials and resources

This program is designed to provide a fundamental knowledge on translucent material alternatives that are available and used in toda y’s interiors. The program illustrates how translucent thermoplastic polymers can be used as aesthetic alternatives to more tra ditio nal materials. Further, the program reviews how polymers are being utilized to remedy key design issues of today: daylighti

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
IDCEC (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Demystifying Resins Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: 3form

Category: Materials and resources

This program is designed to provide a fundamental knowledge on translucent material alternatives that are available and used in toda y’s interiors. The program illustrates how translucent thermoplastic polymers can be used as aesthetic alternatives to more tra ditio nal materials. Further, the program reviews how polymers are being utilized to remedy key design issues of today: daylighti

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
IDCEC (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Design Options for Greening Urban Environments Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Sustainable green infrastructure begins with providing appropriate conditions for the growth and health of vegetation. It is essential that planting areas have sufficient space for root growth and provide a soil medium that is not compacted so that soil can retain porosity for air circulation and water absorption. Sustainable urban green space can be attained through a number of innovations that provide plantable soils, pervious and flexible pavement systems urban tree protection, vertical planting frames and flexible surfaces for roof insulation.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Design to Prevent the Damaging Effects of Mold Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: UL Environment Inc

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This basic level course outlines the roles of the architects, designers, construction team, and operations personnel in preventingmoisture intrusion and mold growth in the built environment. The participants will gain understanding of the impact mold has on build ing integrity and materials; quantify the financial impact of mold; and discuss its detrimental effects on human health. The course will explore the sources of moisture intrusion, methods of assessing and remediating existing mold growth, and will detail preventiv e strategies to minimize moisture intrusion throughout the design, construction and operations and maintenance of a bui lding. Case studies are provided for illustration.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
IDCEC (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 1.0
Designing & Retrofitting with Propane Gas:Energy Benefits & Available Incentives Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Propane Education & Research Council

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Making a home more efficient and environmentally friendly has become a hot topic for architects, builders, homeowners and the government. Building codes are being reviewed and updated to improve minimum efficiency standards. Propane gas applications in the ho me are energy efficient, economical to operate and have a low environmental impact. Using propane gas as the primary energy sourc e can help in both green home design programs and to earn tax incentives for new and existing homes. This learning unit will touc h on whe re propane can be used in residential buildings, how incorporation of propane appliances and systems can contribute to gr een buildin g rating systems, and available tax and other incentives associated with propane appliances and systems. This on-deman d, onl ine course is self-paced and features a pre-recorded narrative. The narration serves as the instructor; learners can read a long with the narrator and view the screen at the same time, similar to typical live instruction. After completing the course lea rners must t ake a 10-question quiz; at least 8 of 10 questions must be answered correctly to earn credit for the learning unit. S tart-to-finisht his course should take between 50 and 60 minutes to complete. A certificate of completion can be printed for self- reporting and reco rd-keeping needs. No prerequisite knowledge is required, but basic familiarity with the LEED Rating Systems wil l be beneficial.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Designing a Sustainable Masonry Building Envelope Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Other

This 1 hour course for architects, contractors, planners, engineers, specifiers and residential builders provides an overview of the design elements, components, and construction techniques that characterize sustainable masonry building envelopes. No prerequisiteknowledge required to take this course. Once finished the reader should be able to state the LEEDr guidelines that help in the design of sustainable building envelopes; define the basics of the #cradle-to-cradle# philosophy in order to specify processes and materials that support this design approach; describe the appropriate materials/construction techniques necessary to design sustainable masonry envelopes; and explain and avoid poor design and detailing techniques that can lead to masonry envelope failure.
A ten question quiz follows the course.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Designing Energy Efficient Steel StudWall Assemblies Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Provides an overview of and solution to exterior steel stud wall problems including air infiltration, thermal bridging and condensation using continuous insulation (ci) and spray polyurethane foam (SPF).

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 1.0
Designing Safe & Sustainable Buildings with Channel Glass Wall Systems Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Other

This presentation examines the structural properties and design benefits of channel glass wall systems and their contributions to safer and increasingly sustainable buildings. Discussions cover the raw materials used in the production of channel glass, channel glass textures, thermal performance coatings and insulation materials that improve the building’s energy efficiency, as well as a number of LEEDr project case studies demonstrating how channel glass wall systems can directly contribute to a building’s sustainabilitygoals.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Designing with Insulated Concrete Forms(ICF) Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of the construction flexibility features of insulated concrete forms (ICFs) which provide innovative solutions for designing sustainable, energy efficient, safe, healthy commercial and residential structures.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 0.1
Distributed Generation Online on-demand 300 30.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Other

Due recent electricity market liberalizationand on-going concerns regarding the cost of electricity as well as efforts towards environmentalism; distributed generation is experiencing a renewed interest throughout the world. Distributed generation, is general ly defined as small-scale electricity generation and is used toprovide an alternative to or an enhancement of the traditional ele ctric power system. The purpose of this course is to discuss thevarious small-scale generation technologies that exist today and then mov e on with a discussion of the major benefits and issues of distributed generation.

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GBCI CE Hours 30.0
Door Opening Solutions in LEED for Healthcare Articles 100 0.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Indoor environmental quality

The USGBC LEED Green Building Rating System# is recognized as the leading nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of a growing family of high performance green building types, including healthcare facilities. While LEED for Healthcare promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability, a significant supporting component can be found in high performance commercial doors and their related opening elements. All LEED systems currently recognize performance in the seven key areas of sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, innovation in design and regional priority credits. High performance door openings can contribute to credits in at least three of them; energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality.

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LEED Green Associate
LEED AP BD+C

1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Efficient Motor Control with Power Drive Systems Online on-demand 300 30.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Other

In buildings, nearly three quarters of the electricity consumed is used to turn motors. For a typical motor, the lifetime energy bill is equivalent to 100 times the cost of the motor itself. The money invested in motors, is merely 1% of their total cost. And installing and maintaining those motors accounts for only 2% of overall motor costs. 97% of costs associated with motors are spent on the energy required to operate them. This course will provide an overview of power drive systems and motors along with insight on efficiency. This course will also cover, gears – types, efficiency and maintenance.

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GBCI CE Hours 30.0
EIFS Update: Pick the Right Substrate Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) are currently a popular choice as an exterior cladding system throughout the country for commercial construction and to a lesser extent, residentia l as well. While there are multiple manufacturers of EIFS, they a ll share the same basic make-up in that they are multi-layered exte rior wall systems combining continuous rigid insulation with a reinforced, field-applied finish. In that regard, they have been show n to provide superior energy efficiency, better moisture co ntrol, and offer much greater design flexibility than other cladding prod ucts. To be successful, however, the system must be desi gned and installed correctly, and just as importantly, it must be installed over an appropriate substrate on an appropriate wall s ystem. Lessons learned in the past decade or so from manufacturers, installers ,and architects reinforce the need to understand ho w all of the parts and pieces of a total EIFS wall system work together for energy and moisture control, aesthetics, economy, and

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
EIFS- Properties and Benefits Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Hanley Wood, LLC

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Exterior Insulated Finish Systems (EIFS) place a continuous layer of weather protective insulation on the outside of a building -cr eating a highly efficient, thermal envelope which helps maximize the efficiency of the heating or air conditioning system in us e. EI FS is suitable for use in all climates, and for virtually any type of building – commercial or residential. EIFS greatly inh ibit the rmal bridging, by forming a continuous insulating barrier on the outside of the sheathing. As a result, EIFS may help a p roject qual ify for LEEDr points. The program will discuss how EIFS may contribute to LEEDr project certification. Architects, spe cifiers, build ers and contractors may find this information beneficial. This on demand online course is self-paced, but features a pre-recorded na rrative. The narration acts as an instructor. With this feature the learner will read and listen to the material

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Electric Vehicles: Plugging into Smarter Energy Managemen Online on-demand 300 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This class discusses the technological, economic, and safety aspects involved in linking massive numbers of plug-in electric vehicles to the grid and what it all means to consumers, facility and vehicle fleet managers, and electric utilities.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Electric Vehicles: Plugging into Smarter Energy Managemen Online on-demand 300 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This class discusses the technological, economic, and safety aspects involved in linking massive numbers of plug-in electric vehicles to the grid and what it all means to consumers, facility and vehicle fleet managers, and electric utilities.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Electrical Concepts Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This course explores the fundamentals of energy units and electricity. With energy demand rising and greenhouse gas emissions in sharp focus around the world, the time has come for everyone to take action to economize on energy use by the intelligent application of technology to bring about energy efficiency.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Electrochromic Glazing # Dynamic Control of Solar Energy Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Electrochromic glazing is electronically tintable and programmable glass that allows the highest possible dynamic control of solar heat and light through windows, while preserving the natural light and views to the outside that are essential to human health and performance.
Lighting, heating and cooling consume at least 65 percent of the energy used in a typical building, and effectively controlling solar heat gain has a major impact on all three factors. This course details how electrochromic glazing works as a dynamicenergy valve, to meter, regulate and make optimum use of solar energy coming into a building. Animations of electrochromic glazing working in real spaces illustrate creative designs using zoning, variable tinting, and control strategies based on daylighting, scheduling, glare control and flexible overrides for occupant needs.
Even many ambitious daylighting designs intended to bring naturallight into spaces are undermined or even negated by occupants dealing with heat, glare and discomfort. Electrochromic glazing offers unique opportunities for creating a productive, sustainable space that responds dynamically to its occupants and to changing conditions, inside and outside, throughout the day, the year and the life of the building.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Elevators, Sustainability, and LEED Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

This course reviews how a key building system # elevators # can contribute to a project#s sustainability and to obtaining LEED credits. Often overlooked in sustainability analyses, elevators can, in fact, make significant contributions to the energy and environmental efficiency of a building. The course first delineates five recent advances that are improving the energy performance of elevator systems. It then reviews how elevators can contribute to indoor and outdoor environmental quality, followed by a detailed review of where elevators can # and currently cannot # help achieve LEED points. The course concludes with a discussion of what to look for in a sustainable elevator company.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Enclosures and the LEED Rating System Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Data Centers use approximately 1.5% to 2% of all US energy. This one hour course outlines every aspect of cabinet enclosures and their role in an energy efficient data center. In addition, the course goes over various areas within the LEED Rating System that can be affected in a positive manner by cabinet enclosures as well as possibly increasing the amount of points on a certified LEED project.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Enclosures and the LEED Rating System Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Data Centers use approximately 1.5% to 2% of all US energy. This one hour course outlines every aspect of cabinet enclosures and their role in an energy efficient data center. In addition, the course goes over various areas within the LEED Rating System that can be affected in a positive manner by cabinet enclosures as well as possibly increasing the amount of points on a certified LEED project.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Enclosures and the LEED Rating System Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Data Centers use approximately 1.5% to 2% of all US energy. This one hour course outlines every aspect of cabinet enclosures and their role in an energy efficient data center. In addition, the course goes over various areas within the LEED Rating System that can be affected in a positive manner by cabinet enclosures as well as possibly increasing the amount of points on a certified LEED project.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Enclosures and the LEED Rating System Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Data Centers use approximately 1.5% to 2% of all US energy. This one hour course outlines every aspect of cabinet enclosures and their role in an energy efficient data center. In addition, the course goes over various areas within the LEED Rating System that can be affected in a positive manner by cabinet enclosures as well as possibly increasing the amount of points on a certified LEED project.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Enclosures and the LEED Rating System Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Data Centers use approximately 1.5% to 2% of all US energy. This one hour course outlines every aspect of cabinet enclosures and their role in an energy efficient data center. In addition, the course goes over various areas within the LEED Rating System that can be affected in a positive manner by cabinet enclosures as well as possibly increasing the amount of points on a certified LEED project.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Energy Audits Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Energy audits are comprehensive evaluations of the actual performance of a facility’s energy – using systems and equipment – compared against the designed performance level or industry best practice. The purpose of this course is to review the different types of energy audits; the overall auditing process – as well as auditing methodology, in order to successfully prepare and participat e in the energy audit process

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Energy Audits Instrumentation I:Electrical, lighting, temp. & humidity Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Energy audits are comprehensive evaluations of the actual performance of a plant’s energy using systems and equipment compared against the designed performance level or the industry best practice. The difference between observed performance and best practice is the potential for energy and cost savings. The purpose of this course is to review electrical, lighting, temperature and humid ity measurement instruments used in energy audits in order to select and employ the appropriate instrument for your auditing needs

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Energy Audits Instrumentation II Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Energy audits are comprehensive of the actual performance level or the industry best practice. The difference between observed performance and best practice is the potential for energy and cost savings. The purpose of this course is to analyze the measurem

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Energy code basics and lighting controls Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Provides an overview of the lighting requirements and provisions of the ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 and the 2012 International EnergyConservation Code, and identifies light control strategies for energy efficiency.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Energy Codes and Standards Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Energy efficient buildings and products offer economic and environmental benefits. They diminish energy expenditures and environmental pollutants caused by consuming fossil fuels. They also help highlight economic opportunities for business and industry by p romoting new energy efficient technologies. This course will discuss the codes and standards that influence and mandate energy us age in the United States. This course seeks to define the difference between an energy code and an energy standard, and explores specific codes and standards for lighting, ventilation and other relevant areas, while identifying the laws and international code

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Energy Consumption Reduction Techniques Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Data centers use close to 2% of all energy in the U.S. This amount of energy is the same used by approximately 6 million homes. More demands are being placed on the data center environment due to applications such as Facebook, Turbo Tax, on-line bill pay, text messaging, etc. Data storage is at an all time high and will continue to grow due to the availability of WiFi within construction designs and data plans with mobile devices. This course examines various design techniques for data centers with a focus on lowering energy consumption and the carbon footprint. The course also examines various ways to lower energy and cooling requirements without adding additional equipment.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Energy Consumption Reduction Techniques Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Data centers use close to 2% of all energy in the U.S. This amount of energy is the same used by approximately 6 million homes. More demands are being placed on the data center environment due to applications such as Facebook, Turbo Tax, on-line bill pay, text messaging, etc. Data storage is at an all time high and will continue to grow due to the availability of WiFi within construction designs and data plans with mobile devices. This course examines various design techniques for data centers with a focus on lowering energy consumption and the carbon footprint. The course also examines various ways to lower energy and cooling requirements without adding additional equipment.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Energy Consumption Reduction Techniques Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Data centers use close to 2% of all energy in the U.S. This amount of energy is the same used by approximately 6 million homes. More demands are being placed on the data center environment due to applications such as Facebook, Turbo Tax, on-line bill pay, text messaging, etc. Data storage is at an all time high and will continue to grow due to the availability of WiFi within construction designs and data plans with mobile devices. This course examines various design techniques for data centers with a focus on lowering energy consumption and the carbon footprint. The course also examines various ways to lower energy and cooling requirements without adding additional equipment.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Energy Consumption Reduction Techniques Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Data centers use close to 2% of all energy in the U.S. This amount of energy is the same used by approximately 6 million homes. More demands are being placed on the data center environment due to applications such as Facebook, Turbo Tax, on-line bill pay, text messaging, etc. Data storage is at an all time high and will continue to grow due to the availability of WiFi within construction designs and data plans with mobile devices. This course examines various design techniques for data centers with a focus on lowering energy consumption and the carbon footprint. The course also examines various ways to lower energy and cooling requirements without adding additional equipment.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Energy Consumption Reduction Techniques Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Data centers use close to 2% of all energy in the U.S. This amount of energy is the same used by approximately 6 million homes. More demands are being placed on the data center environment due to applications such as Facebook, Turbo Tax, on-line bill pay, text messaging, etc. Data storage is at an all time high and will continue to grow due to the availability of WiFi within construction designs and data plans with mobile devices. This course examines various design techniques for data centers with a focus on lowering energy consumption and the carbon footprint. The course also examines various ways to lower energy and cooling requirements without adding additional equipment.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Energy Consumption Reduction Techniques Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Data centers use close to 2% of all energy in the U.S. This amount of energy is the same used by approximately 6 million homes. More demands are being placed on the data center environment due to applications such as Facebook, Turbo Tax, on-line bill pay, text messaging, etc. Data storage is at an all time high and will continue to grow due to the availability of WiFi within construction designs and data plans with mobile devices. This course examines various design techniques for data centers with a focus on lowering energy consumption and the carbon footprint. The course also examines various ways to lower energy and cooling requirements without adding additional equipment.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Energy Consumption Reduction Techniques Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Data centers use close to 2% of all energy in the U.S. This amount of energy is the same used by approximately 6 million homes. More demands are being placed on the data center environment due to applications such as Facebook, Turbo Tax, on-line bill pay, text messaging, etc. Data storage is at an all time high and will continue to grow due to the availability of WiFi within construction designs and data plans with mobile devices. This course examines various design techniques for data centers with a focus on lowering energy consumption and the carbon footprint. The course also examines various ways to lower energy and cooling requirements without adding additional equipment.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Energy Efficiency – Measuring andBenchmarking Energy Performance Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Measurement and benchmarking appears in two key stages in an efficiency improvement cycle. Before starting an improvement program, measurement and benchmarking helps determine where and to what degree energy is wasted. It also provides a baseline for future c omparison. Measurement during the monitoring stage helps identify deviations that need to be corrected, in order to sustain saving

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Energy Efficiency – Units and Concepts Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This course explores the fundamentals of energy units and electricity. With energy demand rising and greenhouse gas emissions insharp focus around the world, the time has come for everyone to take action to economize on energy use by the intellegent applicat ion of technology to bring about energy efficiency. Understanding these units and concepts is the foundation to managing and cont rolling energy – the key to reducing both consumption and emissions.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Energy Efficiency Fundamentals Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This course is extremely important in understanding building energy use and energy efficiency measures that customers can implement to save energy and money in their facilities.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Energy Efficiency with Building Automation Systems Part 2 Online on-demand 300 30.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

In this course, we will focus on the energy conservation measures that can be used with building automation systems.

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GBCI CE Hours 30.0
Energy Efficiency with BuildingAutomation Systems Part I Online on-demand 300 30.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

In this course we will focus on what a building automation system (BAS) is as well as some of the commonly used terminology. We will also look at some of the HVAC strategies used in building automation systems.

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GBCI CE Hours 30.0
Energy Efficient Boiler Systems – Video Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Chapman Construction/Design

Category: Energy and atmosphere

With increasingly stringent strict codes and economic pressure to design energy efficient buildings, every little bit of savings can go a long way. In Massachusetts 25-35% of energy use in buildings comes from space heating. Conventional boilers typical run a t 70%-80% efficiency cost you a significant amount from lost heat. Modern condensing boilers run at 90%-95% efficiency by capturing the latent heat that conventional boilers exhaust. This presentation will be an in-depth discussion of the technological advances, design implications, and potential return on investment of today’s high efficiency/condensing boilers. Lee Cook is Vice President of Technical Sales for CAPCO Energy Supply in Woburn, MA. CAPCO supply is a wholesale supplier of plumbing, heating, geothermal and solar supplies for the Greater Boston area. Since 1978, CAPCO has been providing their clients with a hands-on problem solving approach backed by solid technical support and unparalleled client service. Mr. Cook is a graduate of Stonehill Co

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Energy Efficient Envelope Design with Insulated Concrete Sandwich Walls Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Provides an overview of insulated concrete sandwich walls, their benefits, applications, thermal and moisture resistant properties and contribution to sustainable buildings.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Energy Procurement I Online on-demand 300 30.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Other

The procurement of energy (electricity, natural gas, fuel oil, etc.) is becoming a major part of the energy manager’s job. Cost effe ctive energy procurement requires understanding of the market, regulatory limitations and opportunities, and contingency planni ng. T he purpose of this course is to raise awareness of the available options for energy procurement.

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GBCI CE Hours 30.0
Energy Procurement II Online on-demand 300 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Unprecedented volatility in today’s energy markets has wreaked havoc on the profit margins and bottom lines of many industrial compa nies. In order to successfully manage costs in this market, it is critical to apply commodity-based market purchasing strategi es -o r as it is commonly known in the industry: hedging. Energy price risk management and hedging programs quantify exposure t o advers e events and mitigate the impact of those events on financial results. An on-going Energy Risk Management program can pro vide for mo re predictable budgeting and insulate future earnings from the unpredictable effects of volatile energy prices. The pu

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Energy Procurement III: Balanced Hedging Strategies Online on-demand 300 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Managing energy costs is the key to a successful profit margin and bottom line for many industrial companies. In order to successfu lly manage costs in this market, it is helpful to apply a balanced hedging strategy. A balanced hedging approach will quantify expo sure to adverse events and mitigate the impact of those events on financial results. The purpose of this course is to descri be a var iety of hedging strategies, and identify the main drivers of energy prices. We will also cover how the commodity market f unctions to support energy trading.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Energy Rate Structures Part 1: Concepts and Unit Pricing Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Understanding the forms of energy used at a facility, and the rate structure for each, is key to understanding energy costs and implementing an energy efficiency program. By understanding what you are paying for energy, and how the rate structure controls your bill, you can adopt different strategies for reducing your energy costs. You may even be able to move to a different rate structu re that is more cost effective for you. In this course, we will focus primarily on gas and electricity concepts and unit pricing.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Energy Rate Structures Part 2:Understanding and Reducing Your Bill Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Understanding the forms of energy used at a facility, and the rate structure for each, is key to understanding energy costs and implementing an energy efficiency program. By understanding what you are paying for energy, and how the rate structure controls you r bill, you can adopt different strategies for reducing your energy costs. In this course we will focus primarily on gas and elec tricity pricing and rate calculations along with ways to shift your energy load in order to reduce your electricity costs.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Energy Saving Strategies for LEEDand the Energy Policy Act Online on-demand 100 1.5

Offered by: Trane a business of Ingersoll Rand

Category: Energy and atmosphere

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GBCI CE Hours 1.5
Energy Savings Through Indoor AirMovement Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This course provides an overview of role of HVLS fans and indoor air movement in achieving thermal comfort and energy savings.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 0.1
Energy Water Nexus 201: Recorded Webinar Online on-demand 200 1.5

Offered by:

Category: Other

In this 90 minute webinar, the Governor’s Energy Office High Performance Building Program will explore the Energy Water Nexus.Th eEnergy Industry is the second highest consumer of water in the United States, second only to agriculture. In water-sensitive stat e s like Colorado, energy efficiency and careful water use go hand-in-hand.Featuring experts from diverse backgrounds includin g e ngineering, chemistry, water advocacy and the built environment, this webinar outlines a wide mix of energy and water issues. Pre

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GBCI CE Hours 1.5
Energy-Saving Strategies for Rooftop VAV Systems Online on-demand 300 1.5

Offered by: Trane a business of Ingersoll Rand

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Rooftop variable-air-volume (VAV) systems are used to provide comfort in a wide range of building types and climates. This coursediscusses HVAC system design and operating strategies that can save energy in these systems.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.5
AIA/CES (LU) 1.5
Energy-Saving Strategies for Water-Source and Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems-o Online on-demand 300 1.5

Offered by: Trane a business of Ingersoll Rand

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This ENL will discuss HVAC system design and control strategies that can save energy in water-source heat pump (WSHP) and ground-source heat pump (GSHP) systems. Topics include the latest technologies being used in heat pumps, design and control of the water distribution loop and dedicated outdoor-air system, ground-source systems, and a review of the requirements in ASHRAE Standard 90.1 thatapply to WSHP/GSHP systems.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.5
AIA/CES (LU) 1.5
Engineered Stone: Designing for Sustainability Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of engineered stone, with a focus on the process of designing with the material and descriptions of how enginee red stone makes an appropriate, attractive, cost-effective, and sustainable design choice.No prerequisite knowledge required .

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Enhanced Demand Control Ventilation for High Performance Buildings Instructor-led 400 0.0

Offered by:

Category: Indoor environmental quality

Demand Control Ventilation (DCV) refers to varying the breathing zone outdoor airflow to the
occupied spaces of a building based on the actual or estimated number of occupants and/or
ventilation requirements of the occupied zone. This course will review the history of ASHRAE
standards and the development of DCV. It will discuss the different DCV strategies. It will consider
the links between ASHRAE & LEED 2009 and the relationship between CO2, outdoor air ventilation
and IAQ/IEQ. It will also discuss enhanced DCV strategies including implementation of best
practices using airflow measurement technologies.

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LEED-Specific

LEED Green Associate
LEED AP BD+C

1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Enhancing Sustainable Design withRetractable Screens Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of the sustainable benefits of retractable screens that can enhance green design projects.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 0.1
Envelopes and Energy: High Performance Building Envelopes 201 Online on-demand 200 1.5

Offered by:

Category: Other

Exterior building envelopes provide visual identity, structural integrity, moisture/ weather protection, and durability. The buildin g envelope is also a critical component of a building’s energy system, significantly impacting thermal comfort and energy perfo rmanc e. Careful thermal envelope design can reduce mechanical conditioning needs, lower operations and maintenance costs, and enh ance the rmal comfort. This webinar will discuss how to integrate envelope and mechanical system design and utilize energy modelin g a s a design tool. Learn when thermal mass is a good strategy and what innovative new technologies are appropriate choices for t he Col orado climate zone. Discover how current building and energy codes may impact envelope design and construction.Prerequisite knowledge includes general understanding of design and construction with broad comprehension of basic principles of energy effici

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GBCI CE Hours 1.5
Environmental Product Declarations: Areyou ready for this new challenge? Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: Janam Publications Inc.

Category: Materials and resources

Environmental labeling is becoming more and more prevalent in the procurement process, especially in Europe and Asia. Readers of this article will learn about Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), why they#re developed, how they#re developed, and what kind of scope they cover. This article would be of particular interest to those involved in specifying products, procuring products, and/or manufacturing products.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Environmental Wood Doors and LEED Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Masonite Architectural DoorSystems

Category: Materials and resources

This course is intended to provide the participant with an understanding of the following topics: Definition of LEED Credit categories that wood doors contribute towards. Examining what is the right door for thepr oject. Review of construction standards. Documents that validate environmental claims. This course is available upon request.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Establishing Benchmarks for Data CenterEfficiency Measurements Online on-demand 300 30.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

The Parallel Data Lab (PDL), housed at Carnegie Mellon University, is a multi-disciplinary academic research organization with stron g ties to industry partners. The PDL undertakes a number of research projects. The Data Center Observatory (DCO) is one of the lab’s most ambitious projects. The DCO was conceived to serve as both a fully operational data center and a research facility dev oted to developing strategies for reducing the operational costs of data centers. The purpose of this course is to review the resu lts docume nted via the creation and operation of this unique functional laboratory.

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GBCI CE Hours 30.0
European Beech: Durable, Sustainable, and Versatile Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Discuses the benefits of using more wood, not less, to lower carbon emissions and tackle climate change, and identifies what sustainable hardwood species are the most abundant and where some of the best managed, certified hardwood forests are located. The physical and performance properties of European Beech are compared to eight other temperate hardwoods.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Evaporative Cooling 201 Online on-demand 200 1.5

Offered by:

Category: Other

Evaporative cooling is a cost-effective, energy-efficient design solution for cooling in Colorado’s arid climate. This webinar will educate construction and design professionals on the types, benefits and successful implementation of evaporative cooling along with fundamental analysis guidelines. See Energy 101 webinar as an optional background course for the non-designer. vimeo.com/134 60294

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GBCI CE Hours 1.5
Examining Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and includes discussions on the history of LCA, LCA methodology , EnvironmentalProduct Declarations (EPDs) and eco-labels, and the steps involved in an LCA, using a high-pressure laminate LCA to illustrate the model.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Exterior Grade Design: An Architect’s Guide to Using Polymers Outdoors Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: 3form

Category: Materials and resources

This course provides an overview of engineered resins utilized for exterior building projects and applications . Important detailson the evolution, performance characteristics, and sustainable building and design benefits that resins bring to an exterior proj ect are discussed and demonstrated. The program contains a selection of example applications where resins have b een employed to c omplete high-performing and high-design exterior projects that may be difficult to achieve with traditional build ing materials. Actual test-performance demonstrations are included in the program.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Exterior renovation strategies and building systems optimization Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Environmental Design & Construction

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This presentation will provide an overview of the various strategies for exterior upgrades to existing facilities. The topic will be focused on the relation of the exterior to building systems and how an integrated design can be used to optimize the performance of the building through a more holistic approach. The presentation will include several examples and a case study highlighting the relation of exterior and building systems in upgrades for existing facilities. No prerequisites are required.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Facade Finishing Options: USA to Middle East and the Environmental Impact Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

This 1 hour course for architects, engineers, specifiers and facility managers discusses the environmental performance of coating technologies and finishes for metal facades. No prerequisite knowledge required to take this course. Once finished the reader will beable to discuss metal finishing coating technology in terms of global use and identify factors that influence the type of technologyused. They will also be able to analyze the aesthetics, durability, and performance differences between three common metal fa

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Factory Preblended Mortar for Masonry Construction Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

This one-hour course for architects, engineers, planners, residential designers and specifiers discusses the components, manufacturing, features, and benefits of factory preblended mortar. It includes a discussion of specification standards and considerations when selecting masonry mortar. No prerequisite knowledge required to take this course. Once finished, the reader should be able to listthe constituents and their respective functions of masonry mortar, discuss the properties of masonry mortar that require consideration to facilitate a successful masonry project, discuss the green features of factory preblended mortar, state how factory preblendedmortar can fulfill prerequisites needed to obtain LEEDr credits, and compare the environmental benefits of specifying factory preblended mortar versus field mixed mortar.
A ten question quiz follows the course.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Fan Systems II: Fan Types Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Key impacts that determine which fan type is the most appropriate include technical and nontechnical attributes. Understanding the principles of fan selection can be helpful in correcting poor system performance, especially during retrofit or upgrade opportunities. In this course we will look at the different fan types and the appropriate applications for each fan type.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Fan Systems IV: Improving System Efficiency Online on-demand 300 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Course Description
Problems such as unusually high operating and maintenance costs, poor airflow delivery, surges or noise or wear on the electrical components can be caused by oversized fans, poor system design, poor balancing or leakage, or wasteful airflow control practices. Often, users are only concerned with initial cost, accepting the lowest bid for a component, while ignoring systemefficiency. To achieve optimum fan system economics, users should select equipment based on life-cycle economics and operate and maintain the equipment for peak performance. This course helps define opportunities to improve fan system performance by identifying common fan problems. We#ll also uncover why a highly efficient fan system is not merely a system with an energy-efficient motor.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Fans and Ventilation I: Fan Types and Performance Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Course description:
Fans are machines for moving air and air-borne materials, and are widely used in industrial and commercial applications. Fans use billions of kilowatt-hours of energy each year. Fan reliability can be critical # for example, in material handling operations fan failure will often force a process stoppage. The importance of reliability may cause system designers to compensate for uncertainties by adding capacity to fans. Unfortunately, fans that are oversized for their service requirements do not operate at their best efficiency points. Paradoxically oversizing fan systems creates problems that can increase system operating costs while decreasing fan reliability.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Fans and Ventilation III: Improving System Efficiency Online on-demand 300 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Fan systems are vital to the operation of many industries and buildings. Fans often serve over a wide range of operating conditions because of changes in ambient conditions, occupancy, and production demands. The importance of fans often causes system designersto be concerned about under-performing systems. Designers tend to compensate for uncertainties by adding capacity. However, peak requirements may only occur for a few days or weeks each year, and normal operating conditions could be well below the design conditions. Although your fan may be the right size some of the time, it may be the wrong size most of the time. An oversized fan operates below its most efficient point and creates problems such as high capital costs, high energy costs, decreased reliability, high system pressures and flow noise. In this course we will discuss the ways that airflow is controlled in fan systems and we will definethe main opportunities to improve performance in fan systems. We will also explore common fan system problems.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Fans in Air-Handling Systems Online on-demand 200 1.5

Offered by: Trane a business of Ingersoll Rand

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Fans used in air-handling systems often have a significant impact on energy use and acoustics. How much of an impact depends on howa fan is selected, installed, and operated. This broadcast discusses fan performance curves and fan laws, different fan types (fanblade shape, housed vs. plenum fans, direct-drive plenum fans, fan arrays), how a fan interacts with various types of systems, considerations when selecting a fan (efficiency, acoustics, footprint), and the ASHRAE Standard 90.1 fan power limitations.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.5
AIA/CES (LU) 1.5
FEMP01 Commissioning for Existing Federal Buildings Online on-demand 100 4.5

Offered by: National Institute of Building Sciences

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This course is designed for Energy and Facility Managers who manage commissioning processes for existing Federal buildings. Focusing on proven strategies in the Federal sector, the training is designed to achieve the maximum benefits of commissioning efforts. Specific Federal applications such as laboratories and data centers are discussed within the overall context of helping Federal staff maximize operational efficiencies including cost and energy savings. There is an emphasis on employing best practices to select and execute improvements that incorporate processes to ensure the persistence of the efficiency outcomes.

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GBCI CE Hours 4.5
AIA/CES (LU) 4.5
FEMP02 Planning an Energy Assessment for Federal Facilities Online on-demand 100 4.0

Offered by: National Institute of Building Sciences

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Focused on managing the Energy Assessment process in federal facilities, this course assists the Federal Energy and Facility Manager to comply with executive orders and legislative mandates and meet the requirements of Section 432 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. A properly planned and executed energy assessment provides a roadmap for making cost-effective improvements that drive energy and operational efficiencies. This course provides a framework for determining the type of energy assessment to conduct and an overview of how the energy assessment process systemically reviews key facility components including building envelope; mechanical systems such as HVAC; and electrical systems such as lighting. This course focuses on key applications of energy assessments in specific Federal applications such as data centers and laboratories, incorporating best practices and practical advice from experts in Federal energy assessments.

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GBCI CE Hours 4.0
AIA/CES (LU) 4.0
FEMP05 Advanced Electric Metering in Federal Facilities Online on-demand 100 3.5

Offered by: National Institute of Building Sciences

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Advanced Electric Metering in Federal Facilities provides Federal energy and facility managers with the knowledge and skills to take full advantage of the benefits of advanced electric metering systems. This course discusses the components of an advanced electricmetering system that meet Federal requirements and help sites take full advantage of metered data. Emphasis is placed on the data analysis, including selecting the appropriate software tools and conducting analyses that achieve quantifiable results.

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GBCI CE Hours 3.5
AIA/CES (LU) 3.5
FEMP06 Managing Water Assessment in Federal Facilities Online on-demand 100 3.5

Offered by: National Institute of Building Sciences

Category: Water efficiency

Focused on managing the Water Assessment process in Federal facilities, this course assists the Federal Energy and Facility Managerto comply with executive orders and legislative mandates and meet the requirements of Section 432 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. This course provides details on a five-step process for conducting, or managing the conduct of, a comprehensive water assessment including developing a water balance, conducting a walkthrough survey, developing water conservation measures and long-range plans for water efficiency. This course focuses on key applications in the Federal sector, incorporating best practices andpractical advice from experts in Federal water assessments. Water efficient technologies are discussed, as are models and templatesfor contracting for water assessment services.

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GBCI CE Hours 3.5
AIA/CES (LU) 3.5
FEMP07 Selecting, Implementing & Funding Photovoltaic Systems in Federal Fac. Online on-demand 100 3.5

Offered by: National Institute of Building Sciences

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Selecting, Implementing, and Funding Photovoltaic Systems in Federal Facilities, covers PV technologies typically installed at Federal sites along with installation options, PV module ratings and testing, and warranties. Roof vs. ground mounted PV arrays, fixed vs. tracked PV arrays, and other options are discussed in terms of logistical, technical, and economic considerations.

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GBCI CE Hours 3.5
AIA/CES (LU) 3.5
FEMP08 Sustainable Institutional Changefor Federal Facility Managers Online on-demand 100 3.0

Offered by: National Institute of Building Sciences

Category: Innovation in design and operations

Sustainable Institutional Change for Federal Facility Managers provides practical information and action-based strategies to changeindividual and organizational behavior in support of energy efficiency and strategic sustainability goals. While advanced technologies are increasingly effective at reducing energy and resource intensity in buildings and facilities, optimal results cannot occur unless multiple strategies are employed to change individual and organizational behavior. This course emphasizes the link between individual behavior and institutional change. It introduces the framework of “rules, roles, and tools” to guide the systematic design, development, implementation, and evaluation of multiple strategies to achieve#and maintain over the long term#individual and institutional change.

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GBCI CE Hours 3.0
AIA/CES (LU) 3.0
Fenestration Innovations for Leaner, Greener Times Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Energy codes and green building standards are not the only trends affecting how architects design building enclosures. Far and away, however, they are the most likely to spark permanent change. The new International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), like its predecessors, sets prescriptive and performance paths for achieving better enclosure performance. In addition to the growing stock of LEED-branded properties, the spanking new International Green Construction Code (IGCC or IgCC) has been coordinated with the International Code Council (ICC) family of model regulations. As with the IGCC, recent local or statewide rules such as California#s CalGreen add new impetus for architects to adopt best practices for exterior insulation, air barriers and high-performance fenestration.
Theenergy codes and the new green rules offer fresh, clear guidance to municipal inspectors on a variety of performance indicators. Among the most useful is the baseline performance criteria handed down for windows, storefronts and doorways # places where air leakage, thermal gain, and glare from daylight can hamper the goals of sustainable, energy-efficient construction. Add to that the new recognition of fire-safety performance for glass and windows in the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) chapter 7 tables # comparingfire-protective and fire-resistive applications # and local codes will eventually offer better minimum performance than ever beforealongside new pathways to high-performance fenestration.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Fiberglass Doors: Gateways to Sustainable Design Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Other

Provides an overview of the components, green features, and testing standards of fiberglass entry doors, as well as a comparison oft he properties between fiberglass, wood, and steel doors.No prerequisite knowledge required.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 0.1
Fiberglass Fenestration Comes into its Own Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

It used to be that wood windows were virtually ubiquitous, but technological advances have generated a multitude of alternatives with added benefits. Developed in the late 1980ss to meet demand for lower maintenance and higher performance, fiberglass windows a re now gaining traction nationwide. The AAMA/WDMA 2009/2010 U.S. Industry Market Studies show that while demand for all types of w indow units dropped a staggering 44.8 percent during the 2005 to 2009 peak-to-trough economic downturn, market share for fiberglas

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Fiberglass Windows: A Sustainable Choice Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Selecting a window system for use in new or renovated commercial and institutional buildings has typically centered on aluminum, steel, aluminum-clad, or vinyl-clad wood windows. In the last five years, however, another choice has gained popularity for a lot o f good reasons. Fiberglass composite windows offer an advanced alternative for commercial buildings of all types. They provide ex cept ional energy efficiency and durability even in extreme weather conditions while combining the beauty of durable finishes with the ou tstanding performance commercial projects demand.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Financial Analysis of Projects I Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Rising energy prices, dwindling resources and environmental impacts are headline news for today#s business owners. Energy efficiency projects have been shown to be low risk, high return investments. Financial analysis is key to getting your project approved by decision makers. If your project is presented using the language and terms they recognize, you will be off to a good start. Therefore energy managers require a thorough grasp of how economic analysis is used to evaluate return on investment. This enables you to compare and prioritize projects, and gain management approval. This course stresses the use of simple financial terminology when presenting projects for approval. In addition, we will learn to determine simple return on investment and payback period of a project and construct a cash flow table and obtain the discounted payback, net present value and internal rate of return of a project. We will end with an explanation of lifecycle costing and its importance when attempting to gain project approval.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Financial Analysis of Projects II Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Many country and state governments are providing financial incentives for energy efficiency projects in the form of tax credits. Building the value of these credits into your financial analysis can help you to win approval for your projects.
However, our financial analysis is only as good as the data that we put in. There are some common pitfalls that we should take care to avoid. This course helps to illustrate why including elements such as marginal cost and blended rates are essential when calculating savings. We will use Excel to construct cash flow, internal rate of return, net present value, and annual return.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Financing and Performance Contracting for Energy Efficient Projects Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Everywhere, the economy is tight and banks becoming more and more cautious with regards to lending. However, this doesn’t mean that there is no alternative business funding options for you. The purpose of this course is to discuss general financing alternat ives, the aspects of performance contracting, along with ways to measure and verify energy savings.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Fire Protection in Wood Buildings Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

This CE course provides an overview of fire protection in wood buildings with a focus on compliance with the 2009 IBC, and is basedon the Code Conforming Wood Design Series developed by the American Wood Council and the International Code Council. Building fire safety incorporates a combination of passive and active features.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
First in Their Class: Innovative Design Solutions for Schools of the Future Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Whether designing a new school or renovating an old one, there are new, innovative products that save time, money and the environmen t. Manufacturers continue to develop new technology, methods of construction and responses to environmental stewardship. Des igners work on innovations that will help educators resolve to meet the challenge of the 21st Century School.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Flexible by Design: Innovative Approaches for Powering Low Energy Buildings Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Armstrong World Industries, Inc.

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This one-hour seminar provides insight into the trend toward net zero energy buildings and its impact on your design strategies. An overview of industry goals and standards related to energy use in buildings will be provided and applied to existing buildings as well as new construction. Non-technical descriptions of hybrid powered buildings and direct-current (DC) power distribution will becovered along with client needs ranging from reconfiguration flexibility to integration of renewable energy sources. Attendees willalso discuss practical applications that blend energy efficiency and effective design using case studies.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Folding Glass Doors Are an Asset for Commercial Spaces Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

With some 90 percent of Americans spending most of their days indoors, one of the most salutary things an architect can do for a building is to open it up to the outdoors and natural light. Whether interior or exterior, folding glass doors represent an advantageto commercial properties in several respects: they bring richness and light to a room; they maximize space by opening a room up tothe outdoors, or by reconfiguring interior areas; and they increase a building#s energy performance and green building quotient. Today#s profiles feature maximum glass and minimal frames, enhancing these benefits while creating a clean, crisp modern look. This article will discuss available options in glass folding doors for commercial projects, and address their performance characteristicsinterms of energy efficiency, impact resistance and sustainability. Also discussed will be ways in which glass folding doors can contribute to the health, safety and welfare of building occupants, and new options in meeting compliance with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Form Follows Fun:Design Options in Modern Ceiling and Wall Systems Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

This course will explore the new design freedoms in ceilings and walls, with particular emphasis on tessellation, the use of woodand metal, and the interplay of shapes, textures, perforation patterns, and the seamless flow from digital design to computer-con tr olled fabrication. Tessellated ceilings and walls take advantage of new technologies; metal and wood panels can be almost any s

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Fuels I: Energy Sources and Trends Online on-demand 300 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Course description:
Understanding fuels is fundamental to energy management, since trends in production, supply, and demand all affect pricing and availability, with critical effects on business results. Choosing between alternate fuels requires a sound knowledge of energy values and conversion calculations. In this course we will discuss the current energy sources chiefly used, define thedifferent types of energy, discuss renewable and nonrenewable energy sources, and what the predicted trends are for future fuel consumption.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Fuels II: Energy Value Analysis Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Course description:
As we discussed in part one of this series, understanding fuels is fundamental to energy management, since trends in production, supply, and demand all affect pricing and availability, with critical effects on business results. In this course we will look at how choosing between alternate fuels requires a sound knowledge of energy values and conversion calculations. We will also learn about evaluating the energy value and cost of the different costs of available fuels.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Full Transparency in Product Declarations Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

When selecting and specifying building materials, architects and interior designers need to rely on data from manufacturers regarding the make-up and performance of those materials. In order to verify product claims, independent testing or certification is required so the building owner has some basis to feel comfortable and protected in the selections being made. The emerging use of standardized Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) is quickly becoming the tool that can inform those who specify products on a range ofenvironmental issues. This is fundamentally viewed as a good thing but there are still some limitations in the data made available through the criteria behind the EPDs or disclosed by some product manufacturers. Recognizing this, a movement has begun that looks deeper into the impacts of building products not only on the natural environment, but also on human health. This article examines theimportance of complete transparency in reporting by industries and individual product manufacturers.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
G2 & DCOF ANSI Update Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Crossville, Inc.

Category: Materials and resources

In the first part of this course we will explain the ANSI 138.1 Green Squared multi attribute standard for differentiating the green attributes of ceramic tile. As well as provide an overview of the purpose, attributes, certification process and implications.
In second part of this course we will explain the complexities of the new requirements in A137.1 for Coefficient of Friction. The course will provide an overview of the complexities, factors and considerations the specifier should consider to minimize the risk of slip and falls.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Galvanize It! Online Seminar Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: American Galvanizers Association

Category: Other

The Core Galvanize It! Online will assist you in the design and integration of corrosion protection in your next project. Targeted at architects, engineers, owners, and other specifiers, course content includes corrosion theory, discussion and animations of the actual galvanizing process, coating characteristics, other zinc coatings, galvanized steel performance, design of high-quality galvanized steel products, pertinent ASTM specifications, painting/powder coating over galvanized steel, cost, and galvanized steel project case studies.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Gestion durable de l’eau et des eaux pluviales Online on-demand 100 2.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Water efficiency

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GBCI CE Hours 2.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 2.0
AIA/CES (LU) 2.0
Getting to Green: Life Cycle Analysis plus Forest Certification Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Materials and resources

This article will discuss how architects can be reasonably assured that products, particularly wood products, are maximally sustainable. Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and forest certification will be discussed in terms of their place on an architect’s sustainabili ty agenda, and an LCA of western red cedar will be presented to demonstrate the level of research involved, along with results tha

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Glass & Energy Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Other

Provides an overview of the role of architectural glass in a sustainable design strategy, as well discussions on the manufacturing process of float glass, and the variety of glazing options that are available.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Glass and Energy Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Pilkington North America

Category: Materials and resources

This course provides an in-depth look into architectural glazing selection. The goals are to educate participants on the terminology and concepts of glass and energy, how float glass is made and the history behind it, how to select architectural glass, the properties of clear and tinted glass, as well as coated glass products, the benefits of various specialty glass. The target audience is architects, designers, and glazing and construction professionals, building owners. No prerequisite knowledge is required.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Glass: Aesthetic, Performance, and Safety Considerations Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This 1 hour course for architects, planners, specifiers, contractors, engineers, building owners, and developers, provides an overview of the different types of architectural glass, along with a discussion of the specification factors relating to a glazing solution, including aesthetics, energy and environmental performance, and safety and performance considerations. No prerequisite knowledgerequired to take this course. Once finished the reader should be able to differentiate the types of glass available, state the energy and environmental performance of low-e glass, explain the processes for applying the two most common types of low-e coatings, listthe methods used to improve the U-values of insulated glass units, explain how #spectrally-selective# glazings reduce energy costs,and define the safety and performance factors related to glass. An eleven question quiz follows the course.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Going Green: Energy Efficiency in theData Center Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Tax breaks lower electric bills, impressed customers – companies are finding plenty of benefits in greening up their buildings. As the overall cost of supplying power, energy, and resources increases, data centers will need to take a new approach and examine where they can be cost and energy efficient, as well as reliable. As this course will demonstrate, one is not mutually exclusive of the other. There are some clear ways to remain at an acceptable level of reliability without sacrificing the efficiency that t

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Green at Its Core Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

This article provides a comprehensive look at an office building now under construction for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (PUC). As one of many tightly integrated green features, it has an innovative and robust seismic frame designed well beyond code requirements. The structure designed to prevent the need for major repairs or for demolition following a severe earthquake and should extend the building’s lifespan.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Green Building Best Practices in theSoutheast Instructor-led 300 3.5

Offered by:

Category: Innovation in design and operations

This course is based on a white paper developed by the USGBC South Carolina Chapter and highlights lessons learned to help practitioners simplify and streamline the LEED process in the southeast. Specifically the program will cover the following topics: Owner# s Decision Making Process, Common Challenges & Suggestions for Addressing Them, LEED credit discussion and strategies for easier implementation of strategies for overcoming common barriers building green.

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GBCI CE Hours 3.5
Green Building With Steel Floor JoistSystems Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

This one hour course provides an overview of steel floor joist systems, including discussion on what they are, how they can be appli ed to different residential and multi-residential projects, and their use toward sustainable construction methods and achieving LEED r accreditation.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 0.1
Green Insulation: Specifying a Smarter Solution Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

This course will provide details about selecting the best insulation choice from a growing number of more sustainable products and systems. It will discuss how to differentiate between traditional and emerging insulation materials, trends, and uses, as we ll as detail different ways that insulation addresses energy losses in a building envelope. The course will assess other quali ties o f insulation that can contribute to green building design, as well as identify manufacturing qualities that lead to increasede ffi ciencies in the installation of thermal insulation.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Green Roofs Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Green Plants for Green Buildings

Category: Other

Participants will gain knowledge regarding the differences present in various Green Roofs (also known as vegetated roofs) systems and how those systems are appropriate for differing needs. Instruction will be given in best practice and use of vegetated roofs so that upon completion they will be able to offer the highest quality service available. Participants will also learn how biophilic design factors profoundly the well-being and overall profitability of the modern built environment.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Green Roofs: A Sustainable Strategy Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Sustainable sites

This course provides an overview of green roof systems including the types, benefits, components and related standards, as well asa discussion on how green roofs mitigate urban heat island effect and reduce stormwater run-off.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 0.1
Green Roofscapes, For A Greener Future Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: Hanley Wood, LLC

Category: Sustainable sites

This article was originally published in-part in the January 2013 print and digital editions of ARCHITECT magazine. A full-text PDFof the article is available to download on http://www.architectceuniversity.com/learncenter.asp?id=178424&page=554.

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AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Green Walls: Integrating Nature into Buildings Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

In recent years, green roof technology has become an accepted sustainable design strategy as the benefits and advantages have become better known and proven design options have become more available. A corresponding interest is emerging among designers and ow ners who are also considering installing vegetated green walls on the outsides of their buildings or on interior walls. There have been a number of historical or traditional strategies to add vegetation to walls, such as installing a trellis system, but recen tly the op tion of truly living walls has become viable. The overriding concept of such a green wall is based on planting or mount

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Greening the Government: Sustainable Building Solutions for New Public Programs Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Greening the Site: Design Options for Sustainable Sites Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Sustainable sites

A discussion of current trends in site sustainability techniques to improve the health of urban forests and stormwater quality, andp rovide design solutions if there is no room for trees

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Gypsum Board: Beyond Recycled Content Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of the characteristics of gypsum board that allow it to contribute to sustainably designed buildings, a lookat methods for ensuring continued healthy indoor air and eliminating waste.No prerequisite knowledge required.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 0.1
Hardwoods in Green Building: Plantation-grown Eucalyptus Makes its Marks Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Materials and resources

As concerns grow about climate change and other potential impacts on the human and natural environment, design professionals are increasingly challenged in specifying sustainable architectural materials. Hardwoods have always been popular choices in architectu ral finish applications due to their natural appeal, beauty, and durability. Yet concerns about deforestation and illegal logging – especially in tropical areas – have led designers to question the role of hardwoods in green building. As an overall class of m aterials, wood products can play a significant role in helping reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The best way to ensure t hat trees – and hardwoods in particular – will provide for future generations is to select those woods that have been harvested ac

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Healthy Indoor Air Quality by Design Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: UL Environment Inc

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This one hour live or online course is intended for all design professionals to include architects, designers, and specifiers. Itwill cover topics such as the source of indoor air pollution, strategies to create healthier environments for children and teacher s as well as information on current sustainable building programs and their impact on effective design and construction of educati onalfacilities. Design professionals will gain practical application strategies and current resources for reference.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
IDCEC (CEU) 0.1
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 0.1
Healthy Materials: Strategies for Transparency + Improving Product Specification Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: Janam Publications Inc.

Category: Materials and resources

In North America we spend on average 90% of our time indoors. The indoor environment is full of indoor pollutants # mostly from ourbuilding materials and products. This article will look at why it is important to source healthy building materials, what tools andresources are available and what you can do as a designer or specifier to make more sustainable material choices for your projects.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Heat Recovery Ventilation: Why Efficiency Matters Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This 1 hour course for architects, engineers, specifiers, facility managers, and residential builders discusses different types of mechanical ventilation systems and explains why heat recovery ventilation (HRV) and energy recovery ventilation (ERV) systems are characterized by a high level of energy efficiency and as an effective means for improving indoor air quality.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
High Gloss and Illuminated Surfaces for Sustainable Designs Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

This one hour program for architects and interior designers, provides an overview of aluminum framed panels with solid acrylic, back painted glass, and architectural resin inserts, along with LED illuminated panels and shelving. It describes the materials, their components and options, and their performance and sustainability characteristics. No prerequisite knowledge required to take this course. Once finished the reader will understand the energy efficiency benefits of LED lighting,
the performance characteristics of LED panels and shelving the durability and sustainability characteristics of solid cast acrylic panels and back-painted glass and the functional and sustainability characteristics of aluminum frames.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
High Performance Building Codes 201 – Recorded Webinar Online on-demand 200 1.5

Offered by:

Category: Other

This course will introduce participants to a number of high performance commercial codes, starting with the latest version of theIE CC and ASHRAE 90.1 and moving to the IGCC and ASHRAE 189.1. The current status of each will be reviewed along with pertinent pr ovisi ons and potential barriers to adoption. After the webinar, participants can start to plan how their practices will interface with th e upcoming changes.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.5
AIA/CES (LU) 1.5
High Performance Building Energy 101 Online on-demand 100 1.5

Offered by:

Category: Other

An introduction to reducing energy consumption in public buildings. This webinar will present information on current building requir ements, setting and achieving energy benchmarking strategies, and building practices that reduce energy consumption while suppo rting occupant comfortPrerequisite knowledge includes general understanding of design and construction with broad comprehension o f basic principles of energy efficient building design.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.5
High Performance Coating Systems For Metal Roofing Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Discusses the relationship between cool metal roofing and high performance coating systems, including how to evaluate the effectiveness of a roof coating and the efficiency of the coil coating process.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
High Performance Glass Block: LEED Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Other

Provides an overview of the utilization of glass block in commercial architectural applications with a focus on safety and security solutions. This course reviews the performance characteristics and green benefits of designing with glass block systems, includi ng h ow glass block supports LEEDr building certification, daylighting strategies and sustainable design.No prerequisite knowledg e required.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
High-Performance Envelopes: Meeting NewEnergy Codes with Manufactured Systems Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: Environmental Design & Construction

Category: Materials and resources

Energy codes are becoming increasingly stringent, but manufactured wall systems are making it easy for architects and building designers to create high-performance buildings that can exceed code and client expectations by taking a systems approach. Building professionals taking this course should be able to accurately describe the new codes, explain requirements for continuous insulation and its benefits, and discuss other building envelope factors after taking the quiz.

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AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
High-Performance Fiberglass Windows and Doors Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This one-hour course for architects, planners, engineers, specifiers, and residential designers provides an overview of the characteristics, benefits, and green credentials of pultruded fiberglass products, including the high-performance glazing options that are available. As well, a review of the unique capabilities of fiberglass window systems is presented through a variety of commercial and residential project reviews. No prerequisite knowledge required to take this course. Once finished, the reader will be able to describe the manufacturing process of pultruded fiberglass material, discuss the unique features and green characteristics of pultrudedfiberglass and compare the environmental advantages of designing with pultruded fiberglass products versus other commonly used window materials. A ten question quizz follows the course.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
High-Performance VAV Systems Online on-demand 300 1.5

Offered by: Trane a business of Ingersoll Rand

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Variable-air-volume (VAV) systems have been used to provide comfort in a wide range of building types and climates. This ENL will discuss design and control strategies that can significantly reduce energy use and ensure proper ventilation in VAV systems.Topics will likely include: ventilation system design and control, optimized VAV system controls, cold air distribution, and other energy-saving strategies.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.5
AIA/CES (LU) 1.5
How Storage Contributes To Your Sustainable Design & LEED Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of compact storage (also known as high-density mobile storage) in green building design, and how compact storage can help contribute to green building goals and possible points towards LEEDr certification. No prerequisite knowledge required.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 0.1
How to Achieve – Awarness & Education in LEED for Homes Online on-demand 100 0.0

Offered by: Alliance for Environmental Sustainability

Category: Sustainable sites

The U.S. Green Building Council#s residential rating system, LEED for Homes, covers major home renovations and new construction of single-family homes, multi-family apartments and condos, and mixed-use residential buildings, and differs significantly from other versions of LEED. Learn how LEED homes are healthier, more comfortable and have lower utility bills. Common myths such as cost and complexity will be dispelled and the benefits of the LEED for Homes rating system will be featured, using local projects as case studies. This course briefly outlines credit criteria but focuses mostly on how to achieve success in the Education & Awareness category.

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LEED AP Homes

1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
How to Design, Build and Market and ENERGY STAR Home Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Hanley Wood, LLC

Category: Sustainable sites

Architects, contractors, builders and homeowners all have a different understanding and appreciation for green design and construction. Regardless of the idea, and what a green home means for each person, the demand for energy efficient homes is growing. Mult i- family building owners and homeowners are requiring higher-performance products, homes and buildings. They are looking to desig n and construction professionals to guide them in their selection. This program will help you define and explain with the ENERGY STAR label represents and the requirements of an ENERGY STAR home. You will be able to refer to resources and additional infor m ation for designers and builders so that you’ll be able to best communicate the benefits of an ENERGY STAR home to your clien t.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
HVAC Characteristics of Air Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

HVAC and characteristics of air introduces some basic HVAC terms that are useful when looking at the efficiency of an HVAC system.This course discusses how and HVAC system manipulates the properties of the air in the conditioned space to regulate a desirable rate of heat transfer. Calculations for sensible heat transfer and total heat transfer are also explained.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
HVAC for Large Spaces: The SustainableBenefits of HVLS Fans Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Energy and atmosphere

For some designers, raised in the belief that cooling and heating is delivered via HVAC systems or not at all, the application ofHVLS fans for cooling large spaces was, and still is, new and virtually unknown. Just as significant for engineers who are aware o f the effectiveness of fans is the fact that it is the aerodynamic design of the fan blade itself that impacts airflow. The key m

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
HVAC Geothermal Heat Pumps Online on-demand 300 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Geothermal heat pumps are fast becoming the leading technology for heating and cooling in energy efficient buildings. When using ageothermal heat pump for heating efficiencies are 50% to 70% higher than other heating systems and cooling efficiencies are 20% to 40% higher than conventional air conditioners. Better yet, these savings do not require complicated or difficult to operate systems.Geothermal heat pumps rely on off-the-shelf components that are familiar in conventional air conditioning. The underground components typically have a 50 year warranty. (Source: International Ground Source Heat Pump Association)
In this course, we will exploreall aspects of the geothermal heat pump, including the various installation types, and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each type.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
HVAC Psychrometric Charts Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Indoor environmental quality

Psychrometrics is the study of thermodynamic properties of air and its effect on materials and human comfort. Psychrometrics applies the well understood relationships between humidity and temperature in the air to practical problems. HVAC system designers us e these factors to model the HVAC requirements depending on the location of the building and the needs of the occupants or proces ses within it. This course explores how those factors are used to ensure and effective HVAC system while discussing how Psychrom

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
HVAC Psychrometric Charts – SI Version Online on-demand 300 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Psychrometrics is the study of the thermodynamic properties of moist air and its effect on materials and human comfort. Psychrometri cs applies the well understood relationships between humidity and temperature in the air to practical problems. HVAC system designers use these factors to model the HVAC requirements depending on the location of the building and the n eeds of the occupa nts or processes within it. This course explores how those factors are used to ensure an effective HVAC system, wh ile discussing how Psychrometric Charts are utilized to drive HVAC sizing and evaluation.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
HVAC Source Equipment for Cooling I Online on-demand 300 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This course will introduce you to the five refrigeration processes; Vapor-compression, Air cycle
Absorption, Thermoelectric, Evaporative cooling. You will learn about the operation of the vapor-compression cycle including the four basic components. Finally, you will learn about the impact of energy consumption when adjusting a thermal lift.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
HVAC Source Equipment for Cooling II Online on-demand 300 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

As a continuation of HVAC Source Equipment for Cooling II, this course will explain the use of air-cycle and thermoelectric systemsas well as the operation of the absorption refrigerator and evaporative cooling. This course will also provide an overview of various types of heat exchange equipment.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
HVAC Systems I: Introduction to HVAC Systems Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Course description:
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems are critical in maintaining a comfortable and productive environment. The first course in a series of three, this course will review the processes in HVAC and examine a simple type of an allair-system.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
HVAC Systems II: All-Air Systems and Temperature Control Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Course description:
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems are essential to maintain a comfortable and productive environment. The second course in a series of three, this course will explain the impact of constant volume, variable air volume and reheat in an all-air system, including dual-duct and multizone all-air systems.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
HVAC Systems III: Air-and-Water and All-Water Systems Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Course description:
Air-and-water systems are used primarily for perimeter building spaces with high sensible loads. All-water systems use water as the medium for providing heating and cooling throughout a building. The third course in a series of three, this course will explain the functions of air-and-water systems as well as an all-water system.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
HVAC Thermodynamic States Online on-demand 300 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

All refrigeration systems involve the movement or transport of heat from a cold region to a warm region. The subject of thermodynamics describes how these heat transports may occur.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Hybrid Heat Pump Systems: Energy Efficient Comfort Solutions Online on-demand 100 1.5

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Provides an overview of the operation of hybrid heat pump systems and hybrid heat pump geothermal systems, including their energysa vings, low electrical consumption, and efficient use of reclaimed heat.No prerequisite knowledge required.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.5
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.5
AIA/CES (LU) 1.5
IAQ, Air Cleaning and Energy Instructor-led 200 1.5

Offered by: Dynamic Air Quality Solutions

Category: Other

The primary function of the HVAC system is to provide an environment with acceptable temperature, humidity, and contaminant levels.T his introductory seminar discusses some basic fundamentals with the evolution of indoor air quality (IAQ), the importance of IA Q,th e costs associated with it, and various technologies for helping to achieve good IAQ. Special attention will be given to the r ole of air cleaning to ensure good IAQ and how air cleaning can favorably impact energy consumption and operating costs.This s eminar will be found most useful by architects, mechanical engineers, facilities managers, energy managers, energy auditors and th ose interested in learning more about air quality solutions for LEED certified buildings. This course is available upon request.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.5
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
IAQ, Air Cleaning and Energy Instructor-led 200 1.5

Offered by: Dynamic Air Quality Solutions

Category: Other

The primary function of the HVAC system is to provide an environment with acceptable temperature, humidity, and contaminant levels.T his introductory seminar discusses some basic fundamentals with the evolution of indoor air quality (IAQ), the importance of IA Q,th e costs associated with it, and various technologies for helping to achieve good IAQ. Special attention will be given to the r ole of air cleaning to ensure good IAQ and how air cleaning can favorably impact energy consumption and operating costs.This s eminar will be found most useful by architects, mechanical engineers, facilities managers, energy managers, energy auditors and th ose interested in learning more about air quality solutions for LEED certified buildings. This course is available upon request.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.5
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
IAQ, Air Cleaning and Energy Instructor-led 200 1.5

Offered by: Dynamic Air Quality Solutions

Category: Other

The primary function of the HVAC system is to provide an environment with acceptable temperature, humidity, and contaminant levels.T his introductory seminar discusses some basic fundamentals with the evolution of indoor air quality (IAQ), the importance of IA Q,th e costs associated with it, and various technologies for helping to achieve good IAQ. Special attention will be given to the r ole of air cleaning to ensure good IAQ and how air cleaning can favorably impact energy consumption and operating costs.This s eminar will be found most useful by architects, mechanical engineers, facilities managers, energy managers, energy auditors and th ose interested in learning more about air quality solutions for LEED certified buildings. This course is available upon request.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.5
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Ice Storage Design and Application Online on-demand 200 1.5

Offered by: Trane a business of Ingersoll Rand

Category: Energy and atmosphere

The grid of the future will incorporate a higher percentage of renewable energy (like wind and PV solar). Unfortunately these energies have no natural storage mechanism. Thermal storage is the easiest way to restore this critical component of fossil fuel-based

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GBCI CE Hours 1.5
AIA/CES (LU) 2.0
Impact of Window Treatments on Commercial Daylighting Design Online live 200 1.0

Offered by: Springs Window Fashions LLC

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This course will provide participants with an understanding of daylighting strategies including the relevance of daylight factor calculation and fabric characteristics. Participants will also be able to identify the impact of shading on LEED certification by discussing case study examples.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Impact of Window Treatments on Commercial Daylighting Design Online live 200 1.0

Offered by: Springs Window Fashions LLC

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This course will provide participants with an understanding of daylighting strategies including the relevance of daylight factor calculation and fabric characteristics. Participants will also be able to identify the impact of shading on LEED certification by discussing case study examples.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Impact of Window Treatments on Commercial Daylighting Design Online live 200 1.0

Offered by: Springs Window Fashions LLC

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This course will provide participants with an understanding of daylighting strategies including the relevance of daylight factor calculation and fabric characteristics. Participants will also be able to identify the impact of shading on LEED certification by discussing case study examples.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Impact of Window Treatments on Commercial Daylighting Design Online live 200 1.0

Offered by: Springs Window Fashions LLC

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This course will provide participants with an understanding of daylighting strategies including the relevance of daylight factor calculation and fabric characteristics. Participants will also be able to identify the impact of shading on LEED certification by discussing case study examples.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Impact of Window Treatments on Commercial Daylighting Design Online live 200 1.0

Offered by: Springs Window Fashions LLC

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This course will provide participants with an understanding of daylighting strategies including the relevance of daylight factor calculation and fabric characteristics. Participants will also be able to identify the impact of shading on LEED certification by discussing case study examples.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Impact of Window Treatments on Commercial Daylighting Design Online live 200 1.0

Offered by: Springs Window Fashions LLC

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This course will provide participants with an understanding of daylighting strategies including the relevance of daylight factor calculation and fabric characteristics. Participants will also be able to identify the impact of shading on LEED certification by discussing case study examples.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Impact of Window Treatments on Commercial Daylighting Design Online live 200 1.0

Offered by: Springs Window Fashions LLC

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This course will provide participants with an understanding of daylighting strategies including the relevance of daylight factor calculation and fabric characteristics. Participants will also be able to identify the impact of shading on LEED certification by discussing case study examples.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Impact of Window Treatments on Commercial Daylighting Design Online live 200 1.0

Offered by: Springs Window Fashions LLC

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This course will provide participants with an understanding of daylighting strategies including the relevance of daylight factor calculation and fabric characteristics. Participants will also be able to identify the impact of shading on LEED certification by discussing case study examples.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Impact of Window Treatments on Commercial Daylighting Design Online live 200 1.0

Offered by: Springs Window Fashions LLC

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This course will provide participants with an understanding of daylighting strategies including the relevance of daylight factor calculation and fabric characteristics. Participants will also be able to identify the impact of shading on LEED certification by discussing case study examples.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Impact of Window Treatments on Commercial Daylighting Design Online live 200 1.0

Offered by: Springs Window Fashions LLC

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This course will provide participants with an understanding of daylighting strategies including the relevance of daylight factor calculation and fabric characteristics. Participants will also be able to identify the impact of shading on LEED certification by discussing case study examples.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Impact of Window Treatments on Commercial Daylighting Design Online live 200 1.0

Offered by: Springs Window Fashions LLC

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This course will provide participants with an understanding of daylighting strategies including the relevance of daylight factor calculation and fabric characteristics. Participants will also be able to identify the impact of shading on LEED certification by discussing case study examples.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Impact of Window Treatments on Commercial Daylighting Design Online live 200 1.0

Offered by: Springs Window Fashions LLC

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This course will provide participants with an understanding of daylighting strategies including the relevance of daylight factor calculation and fabric characteristics. Participants will also be able to identify the impact of shading on LEED certification by discussing case study examples.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Inclusive Play: Designing Outdoor Environments for Everyone Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Sustainable sites

This is a 1 hour course for architects, landscape architects, specifiers and planners. Every child who comes to the playground should be able to play on developmentally and age appropriate equipment. This course provides an overview of inclusive playground design, the importance of the planning process, the assumptions made about the supporting laws, and how the design process needs to focus on the child before any playground equipment is selected.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Increasing Data Center Efficiency through High Density Power Distribution Online on-demand 300 30.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Market forces dictate changes to existing processes and existing systems. In the realm of data center management, the pressure ison to streamline operations through enhanced efficiency and to cut capital costs. An analysis of traditional data centers in Nort h America reveals an existing entitlement in the area of power distribution. Upon inspection, the existing 120/208 Volt distributi on s ystem is found to be somewhat lacking from a cost and efficiency perspective. We’ll discuss an alternative approach to powe r distribution which is new to North America, but a standard in the rest of the world. This 230/400 Volt distribution scheme saves f loor space, simplifies power cabling, saves capital cost, reduces weight, and increases electrical efficiency. This course desc ribes this distribution architecture and quantifies the benefits. Please note that the methods described in this course only appl y in Nor th America and are for challenges that are unique to North America.

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GBCI CE Hours 30.0
Indoor Air Quality and HealingEnvironments Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: UL Environment Inc

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This program provides understanding of how indoor air quality (IAQ) affects sustainable building practices of healthcare and healing environments. Further, the impact of IAQ on healthcare construction, focusing on effective design strategies from project conc ept through construction including operations and maintenance will be discussed. Lastly, the program identifies building construct ionresources for creating healthy indoor spaces used for healing environments. A case study is provided for greater understanding and discussion.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Industrial Insulation I Online on-demand 200 0.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Most engineers, architects, and end users are familar with the use of insulation to reduce heating and cooling loads and controlnoise in building envelopes. Insulations used for pipes, ducts, tanks, and equipment are not as familiar. The i nstalled cost of t

Industrial Insulation I Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Materials and resources

Most engineers, architects, and end users are familar with the use of insulation to reduce heating and cooling loads and controlnoise in building envelopes. Insulations used for pipes, ducts, tanks, and equipment are not as familiar. The installed cost of these materials is usually a small part of the total cost of the project. As a result, mechanical insulation often overlooked, u ndervalued, or improperly specified and maintained in commercial and industrial construction projects. The purpose of this course

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Industrial Insulation II: Design DataCalculations Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

The pipes and installations in industrial plants often carry materials that need to be kept at a certain temperature for optimalproduction process. Unless the pipes and installations are properly insulated, the proper temperature may not be maintained. And while placing the actual insulation on to the mechanics – such as pipe, tank or vessel – is fairly easy; determining what type of insulation to use and how much – is not so easy. The focus of industrial insulation II will be on the process of performing calc

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Industrial Insulation III Online on-demand 300 30.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Other

Insulation systems, like all mechanical systems, require a schedule of regular inspection and maintenance. Despite the well knownfa ct that inspection and maintenance are the responsibility of the owner, the reality is that most insulation systems are frequen tly i gnored. Over time, insulation systems can also become damaged due to a variety of reasons and if not repaired or replaced ca n be ren dered useless. The purpose of this course is to discuss the proper process of inspection and maintenance for industrial i nsulation.

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GBCI CE Hours 30.0
Infrared Heat Reflective Exterior WallCoating Systems Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Textured Coatings of America, Inc.

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This program is designed to provide important updated information to architects, designers, contractors, building owners, and other interested parties about infrared (IR) heat reflective exterior wall coating systems. Recent advances in coating technology hav e ch anged the way IR heat reflective exterior wall coating systems can be used to lower building temperatures and reduce cooling costs. The program explains how IR heat reflective coatings work, the testing that has been done to verify the performance of the se coatin gs, and the benefits of using an IR heat reflective exterior wall coatings system. Finally, the course covers LEED poin t eligibilit y and the recent advances in the science, including the incorporation of recycled glass into these coating systems.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Innovations Encourage Green Renovations Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

For the next few years, design professionals will find numerous opportunities to market green renovations by using innovative produc ts that promote change and the renewal of existing properties. Sustainable, green renovations are a segment that is expected to cont inue to expand the design and construction market.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Innovations in Smart Universal Energy-efficient and Water-saving Home Appliances Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

This course will review state-of-the-art appliances, controllers and fixtures that are helping to transform the modern kitchen andb ath, with a special emphasis on how these products will save energy and water and provide accessibility for all ages and abilit ies.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Innovative Green Concretes for Sustainable Construction – Live Webinar Online live 100 1.0

Offered by: BASF Corp – Center for Building Excellence

Category: Other

Innovative Green Concretes for Sustainable Construction will introduce you to what Green Concrete is and why it is needed in the built environment. Creating Green Concrete mixes begins with identifying the key components which include powder materials and admixture systems. High-performance Green concrete has additional value and you will gain an understanding of the performance attributes associated with this material and how it supports sustainable construction. Quantifying sustainability can be accomplished through the use of an eco-efficiency analysis which balances the environmental burdens with economic impacts to present the most eco-efficient solution. Some project profiles that have used high-performance Green concrete will be presented in addition to understanding how to specify high-performance Green concrete and eco-efficiency analysis.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.3
Innovative Metal Solutions for the Built Environment Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

From exterior building envelope walls and roofing to interior ceiling systems, metal offers a variety of innovative products, composites and sustainable design solutions suitable for any climate and building type. Extensive building industry research has led to exciting new products and advanced proven technologies that define building industry standards.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Innovative Water Conservation FixtureSystems Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Water efficiency

This course provides an overview of water cost and conservation issues in today’s society and how the use of water conservation fixture systems can save water and money for future use. Included is an outline of green building standards and how water and energ y saving systems can contribute to LEEDr certification of a building.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 0.1
Insulated Composite Backup Panels Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Exterior walls have always been a key element of the overall building envelope to define the separation between indoor and outdoor space. In its earliest forms, solid masonry and stone provided this function but as lighter weight materials such as steel emerged, new exterior wall systems made of multiple components became commonplace. In recent years, the importance of energy conservation andgreen building design have focused increased attention on the details of how these exterior walls are designed, assembled, and actually perform in numerous ways. This attention has created new options for how walls are constructed using improved products that address all of the performance issues of exterior walls. One of the most versatile and promising products now available in support of this focus are insulated composite backup panels (ICBP).

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Insulated Concrete Forms Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of ICF design, construction and environmental benefits.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Insulated Metal Wall and Roof Panels for Sustainability and Energy Efficiency Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: MBCI, An NCI Group, Inc. Company

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Insulated Metal Wall and Roof Panels for Sustainability and Energy Efficiency defines insulated metal wall and roof panels (IMPs) in terms of their material, finish and construction life cycle, and how they are designed with features and benefits to enhance building performance, conserve energy and contribute to the sustainable built environment and net-zero energy buildings.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Insulated Metal Wall and Roof Panels for Sustainability and Energy Efficiency Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of insulated metal wall and roof panels (IMPs) in terms of their material, finish, and construction life cycle; designed with features and benefits to enhance building performance, conserve energy and contribute to the sustainable built environment.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Integrated Pest Management Practices for LEED Buildings Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Orkin Commercial Services

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This online, self-paced course provides an overview of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices property managers, facilitiesmanagers and maintenance contractors should follow to help their buildings earn LEED Operations and Maintenance for Existing Bu il dings certification. Through detailed content and intstructional videos, participants will learn what Integrated Pest Managemen t isand how it supports green building operations and maintenance, as well as review what the LEED performance standards are for Integra ted Pest Management, both indoor and outdoor. After taking the course, participants will take a short quiz to test their ba sic awareness and knowledge about IPM and building operations and maintenance best practices.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Integrating Single-Ply Roofing with Photovoltaic Arrays Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Environmental Design & Construction

Category: Other

Rooftops can be an excellent place to install photovoltaics (PV) because the space is often unused and unobstructed. One risk of doing this is the potential to compromise the integrity of the roofing system. This program will summarize the general types of PV systems and look at the elements to consider with rooftop mounting of PV. Single-ply roof systems have been shown to be one of the most effective and reliable types of roofing to combine with PV systems. The best single-ply roofing systems are those that are ableto integrate with virtually any type of PV system and mounting method and exhibit excellent longevity.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Integrating Solar Electric Systems intoRoofing Design Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Through the use of Photovoltaic (PV) solar cells that use light (photo) to generate electricity (volt) and the related systemcomponents, architects and engineers are finding creatively integrated, economically attractive, and even award winning ways to ta ke 21st century building design to the next level. The motivation for their growing use often comes from realizing that PV require s very little maintenance, creates no air pollution, and does not deplete materials.

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AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Interior Sliding Glass Doors Make a Clear Contribution to LEED Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

There is nothing like glass to give a clean, crisp, contemporary visual experience to a building and to raise its sustainability quotient. Increasingly, interior glass doors are part of the picture, as they create a distinctly modern look while allowing visibility and natural daylight to flow through the space, promoting a sense of openness and connection with the surroundings. New generationframeless and sliding glass doors are particularly popular in Europe and are now gaining traction in the U.S. Architects are finding that in offices, hotels, and other commercial settings these glass sliding door options offer a host of benefits not only in achieving good design consistent with today#s flexible work and life styles, but in meeting advanced green building goals. This article will discuss the latest in interior sliding glass door technology in terms of its contribution to the U.S. Green Building Society#s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ratings and the other advantages it offers both users and owners of commercial properties.

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AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Intrinsic Materials: Modernism,Sustainability and Fiber Cement Panels Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Materials and resources

A welcome addition to the commercial material design toolkit is the new fiber cement panel solution that incorporates expressed seams and fasteners. Designers applying contemporary design theory into new buildings will now be able to broaden their choices to i nclude this durable, cost-effective and sustainable material. These panels are designed with components that can be modified to e xpress any unique horizontal and vertical grids. They are also being used by designers seeking to broaden their material choices f rom contemporary to post-modern or transitional designs.

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AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Introduction to Air Barriers Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Air Barriers control the unintended movement of air into and out of a building enclosure. This course provides an overview of the performance requirements of air barrier materials, assemblies, and systems, and includes a discussion on relevant building code requirements.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Introduction to Distributed Antenna Systems Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This one-hour course explains the how LEED building design and construction materials impact inbuilding wireless coverage. The course examines the impact of green building materials – Low-E glass, new cement mixtures, etc – can result in decreased wireless coverage. The course recommends alternatives – including the use of distributed antenna systems (DAS) – to ensure ubiquitous wireless coverage for LEED building tenants. The course also uses a case study of a successful LEED/inbuilding implementation to illustrate the topic. More than 96 percent of the U.S. population use cell phones and wireless devices, and 70 percent of wireless voice and data connections take place indoors. Add to that the requirements of first responders (police, fire and EMS) who demand ubiquitous in-building radio coverage to ensure public safety. In this session, you will learn how distributed antenna systems (DAS) are a viable meansto solving coverage issues to ensure reliable in-building wireless services.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Introduction to Distributed Antenna Systems Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This one-hour course explains the how LEED building design and construction materials impact inbuilding wireless coverage. The course examines the impact of green building materials – Low-E glass, new cement mixtures, etc – can result in decreased wireless coverage. The course recommends alternatives – including the use of distributed antenna systems (DAS) – to ensure ubiquitous wireless coverage for LEED building tenants. The course also uses a case study of a successful LEED/inbuilding implementation to illustrate the topic. More than 96 percent of the U.S. population use cell phones and wireless devices, and 70 percent of wireless voice and data connections take place indoors. Add to that the requirements of first responders (police, fire and EMS) who demand ubiquitous in-building radio coverage to ensure public safety. In this session, you will learn how distributed antenna systems (DAS) are a viable meansto solving coverage issues to ensure reliable in-building wireless services.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Introduction to Distributed Antenna Systems Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This one-hour course explains the how LEED building design and construction materials impact inbuilding wireless coverage. The course examines the impact of green building materials – Low-E glass, new cement mixtures, etc – can result in decreased wireless coverage. The course recommends alternatives – including the use of distributed antenna systems (DAS) – to ensure ubiquitous wireless coverage for LEED building tenants. The course also uses a case study of a successful LEED/inbuilding implementation to illustrate the topic. More than 96 percent of the U.S. population use cell phones and wireless devices, and 70 percent of wireless voice and data connections take place indoors. Add to that the requirements of first responders (police, fire and EMS) who demand ubiquitous in-building radio coverage to ensure public safety. In this session, you will learn how distributed antenna systems (DAS) are a viable meansto solving coverage issues to ensure reliable in-building wireless services.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Introduction to GreenStar Remodeling Program Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Alliance for Environmental Sustainability

Category: Other

This 1 hour workshop or webianr will help translate green principles into practical remodeling practices. It will include details of an actual GreenStar certified project checklist and will help differentiate your company as a leader in the industry.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Introduction to Insulated Concrete Forms Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of insulating concrete forms, including the components, variations, and function. Also, the benefits of ICFswi ll be discussed in real life situations through case studies.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 0.1
Introduction to the Health, Human Performance, and Green Benefits of Daylighting Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by:

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This nontechnical course is intended for those seeking a basic knowledge of daylighting. It provides a fundamental awareness of theconcept, explaining its role in contributing to green building and energy savings while providing a wide range of positive effects on building occupants. The course offers and introduction to the specific benefits of daylighting in the workplace, retail environments, schools, and healthcare facilities.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Is Brown the New Green? Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Sustainable sites

In many ways, urban brownfields are in ideal locations for research-oriented, mixed-use communities. Older industrial complexes were often built on the riverbanks not far from urban centers. Urban sites are becoming more desirable because they are centrally lo cated, attract a creative workforce, and have very good access to transportation. Cities typically have a large inventory of brown field sites that they could assemble and make ready for such a venture using subsidies for site assessment, cleanup, infrastructur e, and job creation. Plus, reusing a brownfield site adds to the project’s perceived public benefit. Over the last decade, the typ e of projects being redeveloped on brownfields has broadened from industrial projects to include retail, residential, office, labo ratory, and park space. This project uses three case studies to explore this phenomenon. The entire design team, owners, develo pers, clients and government institutions would benefit from reading this story.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Journey to Almost Passive House & LEED Platinum: A Homeowners Tale Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Alliance for Environmental Sustainability

Category: Energy and atmosphere

A tour of high performance green building practices through the design and construction of Sam Pobst’s new LEED Platinum Certified Home as compared to the German Passive House Standards.
The challenges of building a Passive House in America and conflicting design priorities make the Passive House standards difficult, but not impossible to meet. This presentation will discuss the choices made in the design of this home that fell just short of meeting the PH standards.
Find out why you might want to go the extra mile.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Laminated Veneer Bamboo: Interior Grade Design Applications Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

This 1 hour course for architects, specifiers, interior designers, and residential builders compares the performance properties of common interior grade building materials and illustrates how laminated veneer bamboo (LVB) is an innovative, versatile, sustainable alternative building product for today’s environmentally conscious builder. No prerequisite knowledge is required to take this course. Once finished the reader should be able to discuss why bamboo is considered one of the world’s most sustainable resources, analyze the attributes and performance benefits of LVB, discuss seven major criteria to consider when selecting an interior building material, and identity interior design applications for LVB. A ten question quiz follows the course.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Laminated Veneer Bamboo: Structural andCurtain Wall Applications Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Compares the structural and mechanical properties of common building materials and composites, and illustrates how laminated veneerbamboo (LVB) components can be fully integrated into structural or curtain wall designs and meet the requirements of today’s sustainable built environment.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Landfill Treasures: Recycling Glass from Trash to Upscale Interior Surfaces Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Recycled glass from landfills up-cycled into elegant surface materials provide that #teachable moment# for your next sustainable project design. This article will review the properties and sustainability of recycled glass surfaces and how they are an example of anew green materials economy that completes the loop of waste generation. It will also discuss how recycling materials creates new green jobs in local communities.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Landscaping to LEED in Arid Climates Instructor-led 200 0.0

Offered by:

Category: Sustainable sites

This course is design to familiarize designers and contractors with LEED credits that are related to landscape architecture and site design. Regional credits that are typical for arid regions will also be identified in this course. The goal of this course is to provide site centered design solutions for achieving LEED certification with a concentration on techniques for arid climates. Although it is impossible to achieve LEED certification with site credits alone, this course will discuss techniques that can that can achieve multiple credits and can aid other disciplines through integrated design.

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LEED-Specific

LEED Green Associate
LEED AP BD+C

1.0
Large Opening Glass Walls Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of the characteristics of large opening glass walls that makes them valuable in green building design.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
LED Lighting Technology Online live 100 1.0

Offered by: Con-Tech Lighting

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This course is an introduction to LED Solid State Lighting, including an overview of the technology, how it works, and the criteriaused to determine the quality of the product. Lighting efficiency, quality of light for human performance, sustainability,and r ea l-world applications are also discussed. This course is intended for anyone involved with lighting, design, energy management, or architecture. Attendees may have little to extensive lighting experience. This is a 1-hour, live, instructor-le d session.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
LED Lighting Technology Online live 100 1.0

Offered by: Con-Tech Lighting

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This course is an introduction to LED Solid State Lighting, including an overview of the technology, how it works, and the criteriaused to determine the quality of the product. Lighting efficiency, quality of light for human performance, sustainability,and r ea l-world applications are also discussed. This course is intended for anyone involved with lighting, design, energy management, or architecture. Attendees may have little to extensive lighting experience. This is a 1-hour, live, instructor-le d session.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
LED Lighting Technology and Application Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Con-Tech Lighting

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This course is an introduction to LED Solid State Lighting, including an overview of the technology, how it works, and the criteria used to determine the quality of the product. Lighting efficiency, quality of light for human performance, sustainability,and r ea l-world applications are also discussed. This course is intended for anyone involved with lighting, design, energy management, or architecture. Attendees may have little to extensive lighting experience. This is a 1-hour, live, instructor-le d session.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
LED Lighting Technology and Application Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Con-Tech Lighting

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This course is an introduction to LED Solid State Lighting, including an overview of the technology, how it works, and the criteria used to determine the quality of the product. Lighting efficiency, quality of light for human performance, sustainability,and r ea l-world applications are also discussed. This course is intended for anyone involved with lighting, design, energy management, or architecture. Attendees may have little to extensive lighting experience. This is a 1-hour, live, instructor-le d session.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
LED Lighting Technology and Application Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Con-Tech Lighting

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This course is an introduction to LED Solid State Lighting, including an overview of the technology, how it works, and the criteria used to determine the quality of the product. Lighting efficiency, quality of light for human performance, sustainability,and r ea l-world applications are also discussed. This course is intended for anyone involved with lighting, design, energy management, or architecture. Attendees may have little to extensive lighting experience. This is a 1-hour, live, instructor-le d session.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
LEED 2009 IEQ Prerequisite 1 and Credit1 # Airflow Measurement Technologies # A Tours 300 0.0

Offered by:

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This course describes and discusses the various methods of airflow measurement technology as
applies to LEED 2009 IEQ Credit 1 # Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring. It includes a discussion
about how standards and codes (i.e., ASHRAE, LEED 2009 and IMC) influence airflow
measurement, ventilation and pressurization of buildings, which technologies are appropriate to
various commercial HVAC applications and how to select the most appropriate technology.
Included in this presentation is a demonstration using a variety of airflow measurement
technologies in various duct applications.
The target audience is specifying mechanical engineers, controls contractors, commissioning
agents, building owners, code officials, test and balance contractors, LEED AP#s, facility managers,
and IEQ professionals.

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LEED-Specific

LEED Green Associate
LEED AP BD+C

1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
LEED 2009 Modeling and Energy Analysis Online on-demand 300 0.0

Offered by: Trane a business of Ingersoll Rand

Category: Energy and atmosphere

More and more we hear of environmental initiatives or green programs or sustainable building design. Many people put all theseprograms into the same bucket. Interest in such programs certainly seems to be increasing. We read more about it in the industry trade publications, we hear owners, architects and engineers speak about them, and numerous groups have developed publications to help us begreen or design sustainable buildings. This presentation looks at some of the reasons for this interest, then conc entrates on one-the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, or LEED, program. Interspersed w ith LEED information are methods by which HVAC Systems can meet prerequisites or achieve credits in the Water Efficiency, Atmosphe re & Energy, and Indoor Environmental Quality sections. The course gives many options and technologies that can be used to help a building be more sustainable, and shares energy saving ranges for application of these technologies in a number of locations

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LEED-Specific

LEED Green Associate
LEED AP BD+C
LEED AP ID+C
LEED AP OM

1.5
AIA/CES (LU) 2.0
LEED and Integrated Technology Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

The LEED and Integrated Technology course focuses on three specific objectives: updating attendees on LEED 2012 changes and the possible effects on building construction going forward; understanding how the use of environmentally-friendly cabling without halogensmay qualify for LEED credit under the USGBC’s Pilot 2 Credit program; and recognizing key market drivers and trends where using safe, sustainable technologies such as a zero halogen cable may add value.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
LEED and Integrated Technology Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

The LEED and Integrated Technology course focuses on three specific objectives: updating attendees on LEED 2012 changes and the possible effects on building construction going forward; understanding how the use of environmentally-friendly cabling without halogensmay qualify for LEED credit under the USGBC’s Pilot 2 Credit program; and recognizing key market drivers and trends where using safe, sustainable technologies such as a zero halogen cable may add value.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
LEED and Integrated Technology Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

The LEED and Integrated Technology course focuses on three specific objectives: updating attendees on LEED 2012 changes and the possible effects on building construction going forward; understanding how the use of environmentally-friendly cabling without halogensmay qualify for LEED credit under the USGBC’s Pilot 2 Credit program; and recognizing key market drivers and trends where using safe, sustainable technologies such as a zero halogen cable may add value.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
LEED and Integrated Technology Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

The LEED and Integrated Technology course focuses on three specific objectives: updating attendees on LEED 2012 changes and the possible effects on building construction going forward; understanding how the use of environmentally-friendly cabling without halogensmay qualify for LEED credit under the USGBC’s Pilot 2 Credit program; and recognizing key market drivers and trends where using safe, sustainable technologies such as a zero halogen cable may add value.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
LEED for High Performance Doors and Hardware Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions

Category: Energy and atmosphere

For an audience of any size of architects, specifiers, owners, and other design professionals, the CES facilitator utilizes a PowerP oint presentation to introduce the audience to the importance of doors and hardware and how they can possibly help contribute t o EA, MR, and IEQ credits in LEED. An overview of the importance, measurement, and choices available to improve energy efficiency in door openings with emphasis on how to improve the energy efficiency of door openings through specifications. This program mee ts every ex perience level with time designed into the program for questions and answers. Other learning items will be the knowing

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 1.0
LEED for Homes MSU 10k Study – Post Occupancy Report Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Alliance for Environmental Sustainability

Category: Sustainable sites

ES recently partnered with Michigan State University (MSU) to perform a Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE) of 235 LEED-certified homesin the Midwest, and we are pleased to share the results. The goal is to identify the homes# actual performance after people moved in, and also the benefits and shortcomings of the current LEED for Home certification system. The survey consisted of various categories including (1) general satisfaction with the LEED-certified home, (2) satisfaction about the home in general and various aspectsof the indoor environment, (3) overall well-being including the health impact, (4) energy efficiency and building performance, (5) the environmental behavior of residents, and (6) demographics.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
LEED Learning for the Applicator Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by:

Category: Indoor environmental quality

LEED Projects or projects involving LEED Requirements are becoming increasingly common. As the complexity of building requirementsg rows, architects and general contractors pass on greater expectations to their contractors. Being knowledgeable in LEED and in the n ecessary paperwork, makes working on LEED Projects easier for applicators and helps them become more valuable project team m embers.M oreover, being able to spot potential errors and prevent them from happening in the field is a win-win situation for ever yone involv ed in the project. The goal of this course is to acquaint painting contractors with the LEED Rating System in general,

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
LEED: Sustainable Strategies for Interior Lighting Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Hanley Wood, LLC

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This learning unit will highlight the best practices related to lighting energy reduction, design strategies, efficient lamping systems, and ways to save energy. It will cover specific LEED categories, and not only how they related to interior lighting, but al so how innovative lighting strategies can be implemented to meet progressive energy code requirements. This course continues to d iscuss practices that can be implemented to ensure a project reaches its greatest potential and performs better than the averag e

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
LEEDigation: LEED-Related Legal Issues Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by:

Category: Other

As LEED building becomes more prevalent, LEED-related legal actions have begun to appear. This course will provide an overview ofrecent administrative and adversaria l actions that have arisen with respect to LEED projects. In addition, it will address LEED- specific legal claims about which LEED practitioners should be aware, as well as strategies that LEED practitioners can implemen t to minimize exposure to such claims. Finally, it will provide an understanding of certain limitations of the LEED process from a legal perspective.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Les rudiments de la planification de collectivitUs durables Online on-demand 100 2.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Other

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GBCI CE Hours 2.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 2.0
AIA/CES (LU) 2.0
Life Cycle Assessment and EnvironmentalProduct Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Armstrong World Industries, Inc.

Category: Sustainable sites

This Course introduces users to the concept and application of Life Cycle Assessment which is gaining importance as a sustainability tool to practicing design professionals.
At the end of the seminar participants should be able to:
Understand the need to reduce the impact of buildings on the environment
Introduce Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
– Evaluate how LCA can be used as a tool forproduct selection in the building industry
Interpret environmental labels
Understand, Read and Interpret an Environmental ProductDeclaration (EPD)
-Define the role of an EPD program operator
Explain how EPD#s are currently being used and applied.
Describethe differences between LCA and an EPD.
Apply (LCA/EPD) to formulating product specification choices
And, appreciate the value thatthese tools bring to the building industry

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
IDCEC (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Life Cycle Assessment and how it can Contribute to Sustainble Design Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute

Category: Materials and resources

Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) is fast becoming an important tool to understand the environmental impact of the materials and systemsw e use. In an attempt to understand how precast concrete could lessen its environmental impact, the precast concrete industry is unde rgoing an LCA research program. This presentation will provide an overview of what an LCA is, lessons learned from the resea rch, and how it may be used to assist with achieving sustainable design goals. This program qualifies for 1 LU and is registered with the AI A Continuing Education System for HSW and Sustainability credit.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Life Cycle Assessment of Building Products Articles 100 0.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Those involved in green building design and construction have recognized for some time that the materials and products used in buildings make a significant environmental impact long before they are ever installed in a building. These impacts can include intensiveamounts of embodied energy used to extract raw materials and then manufacture the product. They can also include the associated fossil fuel depletion and carbon footprint of the process which may contribute to smog, ozone destruction and global climate change. Thedisposal of products at the end of their service life likewise contributes to environmental impacts through the use of energy to remove and relocate them plus the impact of disposal in landfills, incineration, or other methods. Because of these recognized impactsover the full life of products and materials, there has been increasing interest in finding a reliable method for quantifying, comparing, and documenting the comprehensive environmental impacts related to specific building products. In response, there is increased interest and focus on the use of a standardized Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) process. In the interest of encouraging truly greenerbuildings, the proposed LEED version 4 (anticipated mid-year 2013) and other green certification programs are using LCA as more comprehensive tool to gauge the degree to which building materials and products can be considered to be truly environmentally preferable.

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LEED-Specific

LEED Green Associate
LEED AP BD+C

1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Life Cycle Costs of Metal RoofingProducts Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of the types, characteristics and benefits of metal roofing products, cool roofing, and related finishes as well as a comparison of Life Cycle Costs (LCC) of metal roofing versus conventional roofing systems.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 1.0
Light and Truth: Greener Interiors withGlass Partitions Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Innovative and sustainable applications for modular glass partitions, room dividers and doors provide effective pathways to modern interior trends while meeting new green codes and standards.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Light Control & LEED: How Light ControlHelps Achieve LEED in New Construction Online on-demand 100 0.0

Offered by: Lutron Electronics Company, Inc.

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Through evaluation of the Green Building Rating System, participants will learn how light controls can effectively contribute to sus tainable design and LEED certification in new construction and major renovation projects. This session will also examine how th e Pla za at PPL Center used light controls to help meet sustainable design and LEED certification objectives.

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LEED-Specific

LEED Green Associate
LEED AP BD+C

1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Light Control For Energy Savings Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Lutron Electronics Company, Inc.

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Did you know that effectively managing both daylight and electric light can eliminate 60% or more of a building’s lighting energy costs? This 60-minute course will show you how light control can save considerable amounts of energy in new or existing commercial buildings while enhancing the comfort and productivity of the people in the space. Real world examples will be reviewed, including TheNew York Times Building project-which has documented over 70% lighting energy savings from various light management strategies.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Lighting for Learning 2011 Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Acuity Brands

Category: Indoor environmental quality

Learning environments have changed dramatically over the past few decades. Not only have the technologies for teaching changed, but our understanding of what makes good lighting has also advanced. This presentation highlights the latest best practices for classroom lighting and teacher controls. This seminar is 1 hour in length and is intended for specifiers and other key influencers of lighting in the education environment.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Lighting for Students through Sustainable Design Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Acuity Brands

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This one-hour program equips the specifier with an overview of the factors to consider when selecting lighting systems for moderncl assrooms. Participants will understand how to specify lighting systems that achieve excellent visibility and visual comfort, wi th fl exible teacher controls for properly lighting the diverse visual tasks in today’s learning environment. This program explore s how su stainable lighting can be quality lighting and meet energy management needs and budget issues.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Lighting I: Lighting Your Way Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Lighting is considered a #quick hit# by many building owners and managers looking to save energy and reduce costs. This class is apreliminary introduction to the four principles for efficient lighting, which every energy manager should be aware of. Improving lighting is not just about energy efficient lamps, but also about the right amount of light, the right lamps, controlling lighting, and ensuring systems are commissioned and maintained correctly.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Lighting II: Defining Light Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

We all know what light is. Yet most of us would find it difficult to define or describe it. Knowledge of natural and artificial light sources improves our ability to create quality interior environments and control them. In this class, we will learn how to describe and quantify light – terms that are important vocabulary when we interact with lighting professionals as we evaluate and selectsolutions.

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Lighting III: Lamp Families: Incandescent and Low Pressure Discharge Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Course description:
At the heart of lighting performance is the lamp or light source. Lamps are the key determinant in the amount, quality, and distribution of light from a luminaire. Additionally, power consumption, maintenance and life cycle are lamp characteristics a facility owner will live with long after the initial purchase is made.

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Lighting IV: Basic Lamp Families: High-Intensity Discharge and LED Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

At the heart of lighting performance is the lamp or light source. Lamps are the key determinant in the amount, quality, and distribution of light from a luminaire. Additionally, power consumption, maintenance and life cycle are lamp characteristics a facility owner will live with long after the initial purchase is made.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Lighting V: Economics Online on-demand 300 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Lighting is frequently a large proportion of the energy consumption in buildings and can be a significant cost in industrial spacestoo.
Projects to improve the energy efficiency of lighting are among some of the lowest risk, highest payback projects that an energy manager can select. To select and justify those projects, energy managers need to be able to show how the changes will impact the consumption and present the financial benefits. In this class we#ll see a number of ways to make simple evaluations of lighting projects.
Before you take this class, you will need a basic understanding of electrical fundamentals such as demand, power and energy. You will also need to understand energy rate structures. Please see our classes on these topics if you need them as pre-requisites.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Lighting VI: Calculations with the Lumen Method Online on-demand 300 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

The lumen method of lighting calculation determines the average illuminance in a given space. The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the process to calculate lighting requirements. This course is stated in US measurements.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Live | Build | Sustain Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

This article introduces the Living Building Challenge – a green building program that aims to push the design and construction industry beyond current best practices. It outlines the history of the program, explains certification requirements, and discusses the impediments to Living Building designation.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Living Walls Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Green Plants for Green Buildings

Category: Other

Participants will gain knowledge regarding the differences present in various living walls (also known as green walls) systems and how those systems are appropriate for differing needs. Instruction will be given in best practice and use of living walls so that upon completion they will be able to offer the highest quality service available. Participants will also learn how biophilic design factors profoundly the well-being and overall profitability of the modern built environment.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Living Walls & Green Roofs Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Green Plants for Green Buildings

Category: Indoor environmental quality

Participants will gain knowledge regarding the differences present in various Living Walls and vegetated roof systems and how thosesystems are appropriate for differing needs. Instruction will be given in best practice and use of Living Walls and vegetated roofsso that upon completion they will be able to offer the highest quality service available. Participants will also learn how biophilic design factors profoundly the well-being and overall profitability of the modern built environment.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
IDCEC (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Low Energy, but High Impact Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

This article introduces readers to the Passive House system#an energy-conserving design and construction concept with considerable traction in Europe beginning to take hold in the U.S. The piece outlines the program#s history and the requirements for certification. It also explores benefits and challenges.

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Low-VOC Paints as a Component ofSustainable Building Concepts Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Indoor environmental quality

Provides an overview of the concepts of sustainable building and the basics of the LEEDr Green Building Rating System; LEED standard credits for paints and coatings; and the development and characteristics of low-VOC paints, including VOC ingredients, current regulations and testing procedures.

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Maintenance Best Practices for Energy Efficient Facilities Online on-demand 300 30.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Good maintenance saves energy costs! Properly maintained facilities and equipment produce quality products, reduce downtime and have lower energy costs. This adds up to real money! This course will address the importance of maintenance in facilities, discuss the savings proper maintenance can contribute, and identify techniques that can lead to the energy efficient maintenance of facili ties.

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GBCI CE Hours 30.0
Making the Grade: Healthy SchoolsNurturing Healthy Kids Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: UL Environment Inc

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This intermediate level educational program will help designers and building maintenance teams create and maintain K-12 schools that strive for an enhanced indoor environmental quality, as it is fundamental to protecting the health, safety, and welfare of chi

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Managing Daylight with Automated Solar Control Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

This 1 hour course for architects, specifiers, interior designers, facility managers, and residential designers, provides an overview of the benefits of designing a space with ample views and daylight, the challenges this presents, and how motorized shading can help solve these issues. No prerequisite knowledge required to take this course. Once finished readers will be able to discuss the benefits of natural light and how it can be maximized and controlled to enhance the personal comfort of the building occupants, explain how energy can be conserved through the proper specification of automated shades, identify the different shade motorization options along with the controls and building integration possibilities, and discuss the importance of specification and some of the issuesthat can come about during construction, and detail how motorized shades can contribute to credits under today’s green building programs. A ten question quiz follows the course.

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Managing Moisture, IAQ and Scheduling in High Performance Buildings Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC

Category: Materials and resources

Course Title: Managing Moisture, IAQ and Scheduling in High Performance Buildings Using Fiberglass Mat Interior Gypsum Pane ls This course is intended to show how using moisture resistant products in areas of a commercial building that may become w et, can he lp manage moisture and build in some moisture forgiveness in the design. A secondary benefit derived from not need ing to back

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Managing Moisture, IAQ, and Scheduling in High Performance Buildings Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Other

Provides an overview of the benefits of specifying fiberglass mat gypsum panels and includes discussions on moisture management, IAQ , scheduling, and green building programs, codes and standards.No prerequisite knowledge required.

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Managing Water Efficiency with DualFlush Toilets Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Water efficiency

Provides an overview of water availability and scarcity,the effects of its inefficient uses, and design tools to help create morewater efficient buildings, and finally, a discussion of dual flush toilets and how they contribute to water efficiency.

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Manufactured Interior Wood Products & Formaldehyde Emissions Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Indoor environmental quality

Provides an overview of formaldehyde, the factors that influence the formaldehyde emissions of wood-bonding adhesives, the types ofadhesives that are used for interior wood products, as well as a discussion on the applicable regulatory standards and LEEDr.

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Masonry Cavity Wall Design Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of the history of block cavity walls and details how an innovative, simplified cavity wall design can deliver continuous insulation, a high R-value, long-term air/vapor barrier performance, and meet the requirements of today#s energy and building codes.

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Masonry Meets New Energy Codes Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Masonry is poised for another major evolutionary step#to meet changing energy codes. As society moves towards sustainable building,energy codes are becoming ever more demanding. Rising to the challenge of stricter regulations, manufacturers are working to developnew, more insulated masonry systems with better thermal performance. This article will discuss the changing green building picture,focusing on new requirements in the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Compliance options for masonry will be identified, with particular emphasis on foam wall panel systems.

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Materials Chemistry: Using Science toEnsure More Responsible Manufacturing Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of the concept of materials chemistry, how it fits into the life cycle analysis process and how it addressesthe 19 human and environmental health criteria as defined by MDBC, a third party certifier of chemicals involved in manufacturing.

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Materials Matter: Measuring the Environmental Footprint of Wood Concrete & Steel Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

This article will address through research and facts, the overt differences between three common building materials – wood, steeland concrete – in terms of their environmental footprint at several stages of the life cycle process, including raw resource ext raction, manufacturing, and transportation. The materials will also be discussed in terms of responsible procurement, sustainabili ty and community issues.

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MDF Doors for Sustainable Designs Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of medium density fiberboard (MDF) with an emphasis on manufacturing, ingredients and best application, including a discussion on specifying the right type of MDF door for interior applications.
No prerequisite knowledge required.

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Measurement and Verification Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Measurement and verification can be defined as the process of measurement to determine the actual savings created by an energy management program or energy conservation improvements. The purpose of this course is to explore the concept of m easurement and veri fication, including the role of guidelines such as IPMVP.

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Measuring Data Center Electrical Efficiency Online on-demand 300 30.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Other

Data center electrical efficiency is rarely planned or managed. The unfortunate result is that most data centers waste substantial amounts of electricity. Today it is both possible and prudent to plan, measure, and improve data center efficiency. In additio n to reducing electrical consumption, efficiency improvements can gain users higher IT power densities and the ability to install more I T equipment in a given installation. This course explains how data center efficiency can be measured, evaluated, and mo deled; w e’ll also explore a comparison of the benefits of periodic assessment vs. continuous monitoring.

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GBCI CE Hours 30.0
Metal Roofs and Walls for Achieving NetZero Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: Hanley Wood, LLC

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This article was first published in the December 2012 print and digital editions of ARCHITECT magazine. It serves as an update on the Architecture 2030 initiative and introduces the 2030 challenge for products. The article goes on to describe how metal roofs withPV arrays and insulated metal wall panels can contribute toward the greater net zero goal.

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Mineral Wool Core Panels: Innovative Fire Resistant Wall Construction Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Other

Provides an overview of Insulated Metal Panels (IMPs) with a focus on the performance properties of mineral wool core panels, in terms of their green features and fire resistance ratings. Code requirements, design specifications, and environmental considerations are also discussed.

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More than Skin Deep Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

This article helps readers understand how double-skin curtain walls can help make better performing and more comfortable glass build ings. The story cites several recently completed projects in different climates to demonstrate how a double-skin facade can be deplo yed as part of a whole-building approach to design that closely coordinates several disciplines, including mechanical and st ructural engineering, thermal analysis, and daylighting.

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Motors: A Performance Opportunity Roadmap Online on-demand 300 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Electric motors, taken together, make up the single largest end use of electricity in many developed countries. In many developed countries, in industrial applications, electric motors account for roughly 60% of electricity consumption; in the process industries,electric motors can account for more than 70% of electricity use. The cost of running a motor can be as much as ten times to the purchasing cost of a motor. Therefore operation of motors represents a huge potential for energy savings.

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Motors: Losses, Loads and Operating Costs Online on-demand 300 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Electric motors, taken together, make up the single largest end use of electricity in many developed countries. In many developed countries, in industrial applications, electric motors account for roughly 60% of electricity consumption; in the process industries,electric motors can account for more than 70% of electricity use. The cost of running a motor can be as much as ten times to the purchasing cost of a motor. Therefore operation of motors represents a huge potential for energy savings. The purpose of this courseis to provide an overview of the energy losses and energy efficiency factors in motors. It will also enable you to make cost calculations that allow different scenarios to be compared leading to sound energy efficient decisions.

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Multi-Story Wood Construction: A Cost-Effective and Sustainable Solution Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Cost-effective, code-compliant and sustainable, mid-rise wood construction is gaining the attention of design professionals nationwide, who see it as a way to achieve higher density housing at lower cost#while reducing the carbon footprint of their projects. Yet,many familiar with wood construction for two- to four-story residential structures are not aware that the International Building Code (IBC) allows wood-frame construction for five stories and more in building occupancies that range from business and mercantile tomulti-family, military, senior, student and affordable housing.

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Natural & Mechanical Ventilation 201 Online on-demand 200 1.5

Offered by:

Category: Other

This webinar will provide the audience with a general understanding of the principles of airflow as they relate to natural and mecha nical ventilation strategies. Topics include the effect on air flow on building geometry, thermal zoning, and placement of ape rtures and air intake/returns as well as innovative strategies. Examples of both mechanical and natural strategies and mixed mod e operation will be discussed. We will focus on the most energy efficient designs as well as relevant codes and standards. Case st udies will demonstrate how natural ventilation and mixed-mode strategies have been implemented in existing Colorado buildings. Pre requisite knowledge includes general understanding of design and construction with broad comprehension of basic principles of ene rgy efficient building design. Optional introductory material: High Performance Building Energy 101 webinar (http://rechargecolo r

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Natural Cork Flooring Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of natural cork flooring, both glue-down tiles and floating floor options, including discussions on sustain ability and installation procedures. No prerequisite knowledge required.

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Naturally Durable Wood Products – Cornerstone of Sustainability & Green Building Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

This 1 hour course for architects, engineers, contractors,specifiers, landscape architects, residential designers and builders, discusses naturally durable wood products, their role, and
applications within the green building movement. No prerequisite knowledgerequired to take this course. The reader should be able to identify species-specific forms of historical applications for naturallydurable wood products as well as more recent applications and current trends; describe the life-cycle benefits and durability ratingsof commercially available naturally durable wood species in terms of both performance and sustainability; discuss the laws, organizations and programs promoting sustainability; and explain the importance of working with experienced and knowledgeable vendors of naturally durable wood products to develop sustainable product specifications.

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New Hand Dryer Technology: Sustainable,Hygienic, Cost-Effective Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of hand drying concepts and technologies and how today’s hand dryer technology provides sustainable, hygienic,c ost-effective solutions for drying hands in public restrooms.No prerequisite knowledge is required.

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CSI (CEU) 0.1
Next Generation Green Restroom Design Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Restrooms have been receiving increased attention recently in response to the need for greener and more efficient buildings, both new and existing. Architects, engineers, facility managers, and others have become increasingly engaged in the need for high performance design in restrooms which minimize energy use, reduce water consumption, and decrease waste all while controlling both initial and maintenance costs. This course will discuss how the manufacturing community has responded with a full range of new products that can be specified to achieve all of these objectives. While these products are often thought of for new construction, the latest offerings are also designed specifically for retrofit applications with integral handicapped accessibility features and compliance.

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Next Generation Green Restroom Design Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of the newest technologies in high efficiency plumbing products and fixtures for sustainable restroom designin cluding practical, economical and environmental benefits of high speed energy efficient hand dryers, water use and trends, how

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Next Generation Machine-Roomless Elevators Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Vertical transportation, which has been part of the building environment since the 1850s, has recently seen some significant advancements. One of the most recent, introduced in the 1990s, is machine-roomless (MRL) technology, named for its ability to dispense with the traditional elevator machine room. Based on the first major breakthrough in lifting technology in nearly 100 years, MRL technology continues to evolve, offering even greater design freedom for architects, revenue-producing building space, and savings in construction and operational costs.

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Next Generation Recycled Rubber Flooring Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: ECORE International

Category: Materials and resources

This presentation focuses on some of the most important advances in state of the art recycled rubber flooring. Topics include: Thenew manufacturing technology for built-in performance, Maintenance – key to flooring sustainability, Life cycle analysis of flooringand Selecting recycled rubber flooring.

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NSF 140 Sustainable Carpet Assessment Standard Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Mohawk Industries, Inc.

Category: Materials and resources

This course surveys the Sustainable Carpet Assessment Standard, or NSF – 140, and its role within the commercial carpet industry in verifying and rating sustainable carpets. Participants will engage the economic, environmental, and social benefits of selecting NSF 140 carpets for their projects. Participants will also explore and analyze the future of multi-attribute certifications in the con struction industry, the categories of the NSF – 140 rating system, the function of NSF – 140 certified carpet in promoting sustainab le design and how NSF 140 certified carpets can be eligible for LEEDr Innovation in Design Credit.

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NSF/ASNI 140: Sustainability Assessmentfor Carpet Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Hanley Wood, LLC

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This one-hour course will focus on NSF/ANSI 140: Sustainability – what it is and why it is important. By the end of the course, participants will know the benefits of environmental standards, know the five functional areas essential for producing sustainability carpet, be able to identify the elements of the new NSF 140 and use NSF/ANSI 140 effectively to specify carpet.

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OFF THE MAP Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Geographic information systems put data in the hands of designers, relief agencies, and policy makers, helping them plot recovery efforts, anticipate the effects of climate change, and create more livable urban environments. GIS is not only a tool for responding to natural disasters. Architects, engineers, urban planners and policy-makers can use GIS software to design new cities, understand the impact of new development on increasingly strained infrastructure and eco-systems, anticipate the effects of climate change, or to identify existing sites for developing urban parks. Only computing power and interoperability stand in the way.

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Operations and Maintenance For High Performance Buildings 201 Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by:

Category: Other

This webinar will provide a big-picture view of the impact of operations and maintenance on building performance, occupant comfort,e nergy consumption, operation cost and maintenance cost. Attendees will gain an understanding of high performance systems, commi ssion ing and recommissioning, ENERGY STAR, and LEED EB, among other topics.Prerequisite knowledge includes general understanding of design and construction with broad comprehension of basic principles of energy efficient building design. Optional introductory m aterial: High Performance Building Energy 101 webinar (http://rechargecolorado.com/images/uploads/pdfs/100318_Energy101_Webinar .pdf or http://vimeo.com/13460294 .)

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Optimization in Water Pumping Systems Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This 1 hour course for architects, engineers, specifies, contractors, and facility managers provides an overview of HVAC pumping systems, with discussion of how new technologies provide both cost and energy savings and how pumping systems can meet green building requirements. No prerequisite knowledge required to take this course. Once finished, the reader should be able to differentiate traditional pump selection versus modern pump selection to meet ASHRAE 90.1 requirements, discuss added values that provide cost and energy savings in pumping units with integrated controls, describe how sensorless pump control works and its advantages, and list the various ways that integrated pumping systems can contribute towards LEEDr points. A ten question quiz follows the course.

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Organic Settlements: Housing Typologiesfor a Billion People Online on-demand 400 1.5

Offered by: American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Category: Other

This session will present the fundamental typology and dynamics of informal settlements, and a review of current planning strategies with respect to upgrading and/or redevelopment of slums. The presentation also will address successful interventions, as well as new sustainable building materials, building systems, and products, and will offer an overview of effective education methodologies for the next generation of architects to understand the current crisis and develop solutions.

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Outdoor Airflow Control Improves Buildings Instructor-led 300 0.0

Offered by:

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Outdoor Air (i.e. ventilation) is critical to ensuring a productive and healthy indoor environment and is required by building codes and industry standards and is worthy of its own LEED 2009 Credit. In addition, unmanaged Outdoor Air is wasteful and expensive tocondition in many regions of the world. This course demonstrates the advantages of measuring and controlling outdoor air intakes versus the traditional approach of relying upon a fixed outdoor air damper position, provides guidelines for the design and resultingcontrol of the airflow monitors, provides a selection criteria for outdoor airflow monitors, and identifies how to apply for the LEED2009, NC, IEQ Credit 1 – Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring point using the LEED Online Template.
The goal of this course is to promote the application of outdoor air monitoring and control to improve a building#s indoor environment, pressurization control and energy use.
The target audience for this course is consulting engineers, contractors, owners, facility managers, code officials, architects and LEED project managers with a basic knowledge of HVAC systems.

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Paint 201: High Performance Coatings Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

This 1 hour course for architects, engineers, specifiers, interior designer, contractors and residential builders), Provides an overview of high performance coatings, with a discussion of the range of coatings available, sustainability issues and environmental considerations that influence coating selection, and which coatings to specify depending on the type of project and the extreme conditions it faces. No prerequisite knowledge required to take this course. The reader should be able to explain what differentiates highperformance coatings from other types of paint and list suitable applications, discuss how zero- or low-VOC coatings and other environmentally responsible initiatives contribute to green building projects, describe how the durability of high performance coatings make them more sustainable than other alternatives identify the environmental conditions that influence coating specifications, and determine the optimum high performance coating solution for a building project.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
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Passive Cooling in Data Centers Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Spaces built for housing centralized computers and network servers have evolved and changed rapidly in recent years. More data can be saved and stored on physically smaller pieces of interconnected equipment but the demand for that data continues to grow, meaningmany pieces of this equipment need to be housed in densely arranged configurations in buildings. Modern data centers of this type may be room-sized to serve a particular business or institution, or they might be entire buildings unto themselves serving a much larger population. In any scenario, they consume energy # typically lots of energy # both for the operation of the equipment and very significantly, cooling of that equipment and the room(s) it occupies. Achieving energy efficiency in this unique building use requiresa collaborative design approach between architects, engineers, and building owners with a solid understanding of the issues and successful available approaches to reduce energy demand effectively.

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Paving the Way to Stormwater Management Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Titan America

Category: Other

Learn about best management practices for stormwater runoff using permeable paving solutions.
In a natural woodland or meadow, very little rainfall runs off. During development, natural vegetation is usually removed and replaced with hard impervious surfaces such as roads, buildings and parking areas. This land surface change decreases infiltration, groundwater recharge and evapotranspiration; increases runoff and carries excess nutrients, sediment and other contaminants into our waters.
In order to protect citizens, property and natural resources from unmanaged stormwater runoff, the Virginia stormwater act and VSMP permit regulations (effective Sept. 13, 2011) now provide the ability to manage the quantity and quality of stormwater runoff on a construction site as well as on aregional or watershed basis.
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Paving the Way to the Triple Bottom Line Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Titan America

Category: Sustainable sites

This one-hour presentation (including Q&A) demonstrates how various paving materials impact sustainability and the triple bottom line. We compare asphalt with concrete & other composite paving materials for initial and life cycle costs, global warming potential, durability, embodied energy, pollutants, fuel economy, storm water management, natural resource conservation, public safety, urban heat island effect, noise pollution, etc. The information will be presented verbally with PowerPoint projection as a visual aid.

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Performance Benefits of Insulated MetalPanels Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Provides an overview of the sustainable and building performance benefits of insulated metal wall and roof panels and includes discussions on materials, design and finish options, construction life cycle, enhanced building performance and energy conservation, andapplications.

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Performance Plus: Specifying Aluminum Fenestration Products Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Confronted with the alphabet soup of codes, standards and green building measurements, the architect selecting aluminum fenestration for a commercial project may need help to understand the key elements of high performance windows. The decisions that influence window, curtain wall, and storefront selection require knowledge of structural, thermal, safety, visible transmittance and even acoustic properties. A review of major industry standards will provide an overview for the architect specifying the appropriate fenestration product for their next project. This article will also review the problems to avoid when selecting quality aluminum windows, curtain walls and storefronts.
Aluminum windows, storefronts and curtain walls can be specified for many market segments. High performance aluminum windows are becoming a standard in commercial markets from schools to retail stores. Architects are specifying aluminum windows for replacement windows in historic schools, for auto dealerships, government and public projects, manufacturing and industrial buildings as well as for major hospitals and in healthcare settings. They are choosing aluminum fenestration products for their versatility as well as for providing window systems along with high performance glazing that are affordable, durable and sustainable.

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Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

This course is an overview of permeable interlocking concrete pavements, related environmental issues and solutions, system components, selection and basic design information.

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CSI (CEU) 0.1
Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement: Part II Designing with PICPs Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Sustainable sites

Provides an overview of data required and methods used for sizing the base and sub base for permeable interlocking concrete systems. No prerequisite knowledge is required.

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CSI (CEU) 0.1
PHIUS+ Passive Building Certification Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Alliance for Environmental Sustainability

Category: Other

PHIUS+ Certification for Building Projects is the only voluntary certification program on the US Market at an affordable cost that requires both: a thorough third party review of the design and energy/hygrothermal modeling of a project as well as a third party verification of the actual implementation on site through expert trained PHIUS+ RESNET Raters. A successful project earns the PHIUS+ Certified passive house or building plaque/certificate as well as the DOE Challenge Home and Energy Star labels.

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Plan de gestion durable des dUchets solides Online on-demand 100 2.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Other

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BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 2.0
AIA/CES (LU) 2.0
Planification UnergUtique durable dans les collectivitUs Online on-demand 100 1.5

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Ce cours offre une vue d#ensemble de la planification

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BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.5
AIA/CES (LU) 1.5
Polycarbonate Sheeting Solutions Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of polycarbonates, their contribution to daylighting, the various types and their thermal and light transmission properties, and their multiple architectural applications. No prerequisite knowledge required.

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Porcelain Stoneware Cladding Solution for Energy Efficient Buildings Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: The Continuing Architect

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This course, presented in HD by Williams Pontel, Commercial Sales Manager for American Marazzi Tile, explores energy-efficiencies of ventilated wall systems that employ continuous outboard insulation and porcelain stoneware cladding. Two systems that are used today for both new construction and retrofit applications are examined in detail. Mr. Pontel also showcases many unique aesthetics thatare achievable with porcelain stoneware ventilated wall claddings and enumerates key functional, sustainable and economic benefits of the material and systems.

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Porcelain Tile: Beyond Recycled Content Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Porcelain tile containing recycled content provides residential and commercial building projects with a durable, easy to maintain finish material for interior or exterior, floors, walls, or other surfaces. This course highlights the eco-friendly production practices of porcelain tile and details its contributions to the design and performance of a building.

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Power and Factor Harmonics Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Materials and resources

Low power factor and harmonics are a frustration for electrical installations. They can cause power losses and reduced e nergy reliability. In the context of increasing concern about energy efficiency and energy management, power factor and harmonics are impor tant issues to consider for the management of electrical installations. This course will explore powe r factor and harmonics and w ill explain how power factor correction and harmonic mitigation provide immediate benefit in terms of reduced power losses, reduc ed electricity bill, and the possibility to use the total system capacity.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Premium Commercial Cleaning Systems Deliver Innovation and Efficiency Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Premium Commercial Cleaning Systems Deliver Innovation and Efficiency while Reducing Environmental Impact

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Principles250 Series: Principles of LEED for BD+C and ID+C Online on-demand 200 0.0

Offered by:

Category: Other

Learn from USGBC’s LEED subject matter experts and GBCI reviewers as they provide an in depth analysis of the key concepts in the LEED for Design and Construction rating systems. This six-hour series will address the critical knowledge and skills that LEED APs with BD+C and ID+C specialties should possess by first reviewing key implementation strategies for LEED, and then exploring each of the five credit categories. Our speakers will walk through each credit category, highlighting common challenges that project teams face and provide tips on turning these challenges into successes. This series is aimed at LEED APs with a working knowledge of the LEED rating systems, looking to improve their understanding of the LEED certification process and how to maximize success. Explore best practices in documentation, the impact of project timing, team involvement, and requirements essential to project team success.

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LEED-Specific

LEED AP BD+C
LEED AP ID+C

6.0
AIA/CES (LU) 6.0
Principles252 Series: Principles of LEED for Operations and Maintenance Online on-demand 200 0.0

Offered by:

Category: Other

Learn from USGBC’s LEED subject matter experts and GBCI reviewers as they provide an in-depth analysis of the key concepts in the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance rating system. This six-hour series will address the critical knowledge and skills that LEED APs with an O+M specialty should possess by first reviewing key implementation strategies for LEED, and then exploring each of the five credit categories. Our speakers will walk through each credit category, highlighting common challenges that project teams face and provide tips on turning these challenges into successes. This series is aimed at LEED APs with a working knowledge of the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance rating system, looking to improve their understanding of the LEED certification process and how to maximize success. Explore best practices in documentation, the impact of project timing, team involvement, and requirements essential to project team success.

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LEED-Specific

LEED AP OM

6.0
AIA/CES (LU) 6.0
Propane Enhanced Renewable Energy Systems Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Propane Education & Research Council

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Most Americans are now acutely aware of fluctuating energy prices and the environmental implications associated with continued useo f conventional energy sources. Green living is becoming the standard approach, rather than an exception. As a result, the U.S. has t ransitioning energy needs. Steps taken now can help reduce the dependence on non-renewable, foreign and antiquated energy so urces. T his learning unit will examine several types of renewable energy systems that can heat and cool buildings, produce domest

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.3
Propane Enhanced Solar Water Heating Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Propane Education & Research Council

Category: Water efficiency

Residential renewable energy systems are gaining market share. Solar energy may be the most universally available renewable energys ource; it can be used for power generation, space heating and water heating. But renewable energy systems often cannot supply t he fu ll demanded energy load of a home, thus requiring an environmentally conscious back-up fuel. Propane is ideal to integrate a s a back -up fuel for renewable energy systems. This course identifies a new solar water heating system and describes climate and sizing cons iderations for solar water heating. After completing this course the learner will be able to describe why s olar wate r heating is aviable and reliable water heating method for residential homes and discuss why solar water heating is not suf ficien

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Propane Gas for Outdoor Residential Use Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Propane Education & Research Council

Category: Other

Propane is an extremely versatile fuel for residential use. It may be most commonly used for outdoor grilling, but it has many, many more applications than outdoor cooking. In addition to its versatility, propane gas is environmentally stable, safe, easy to s tore, and is not a greenhouse gas. This learning unit will demonstrate the true versatility of this fuel source in residential ou tdoor ap plications. You will be able to compare and contrast emissions of common fuel types, describe the sustainable energy bene fits of bui lding with propane gas and list several applications for propane gas around the home. This on-demand, onlin e course is self-paced and features a pre-recorded narrative that serves as the instructor. This allows learners to read along witht he nar rator and listen to the information; similar to typical live instruction. After completing the course a 10-question quiz must be c ompleted. At least 8 of 10 questions must be answered correctly to earn credit for the learning unit. Start-to-finish this cours e

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Propane Gas Underground Systems: Residential Infrastructure Requirements Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Propane Education & Research Council

Category: Sustainable sites

Propane serves commercial, industrial and agricultural needs. It is used in residential homes for space and water heating as wellas cooking and other ammenities. Propane is a non-toxic and colorless gas that is environmentally friendly; it emits fewer greenh ouse gases than other fossil fuels and electricity. Around 12 million households, many of them far off the natural gas mains, alre

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Proper Attic Ventilation with Soffit: Reduce Energy Consumption and Improve IAQ Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Hanley Wood, LLC

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Designing a home with proper attic air-intake is one strategy to improve both home efficiency and indoor air quality. As many as 9o ut of 10 homes in North America have insufficient attic ventilation. Current soffit requirements and building codes do not prov ide a dequate attic ventilation; this course describes how this impacts the homeowner’s energy use and related utility expenses. P roper at tic ventilation also reduces the risk of mold and mildew growth. This course identifies air quality issues related to mol d and milde w within a home and discusses how environmental quality is addressed by green building initiatives. Architects, builde rs, remodelers , contractors and residential designers will find this information beneficial. This on-demand, online cours e is s elf-paced and features a pre-recorded narrative that serves as the instructor. This allows learners to read along with the nar rat or and listen to the information; similar to typical live instruction. After completing the course a 10-question quiz must be com pleted. At least 8 of 10 questions must be answered correctly to earn credit for the learning unit. Start-to-finish this course sh ou ld take approximately 50 – 55 minutes to complete. Learners may wish to spend additional time to review concepts prior to compl eting the quiz. A certificate of completion can be printed for self-reporting and record-keeping needs.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Pultruded Fiberglass Windows Online on-demand 100 0.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Indoor environmental quality

Provides an overview of pultruded fiberglass window systems and compares them with traditional wood, aluminum, and PVC window systems across a wide variety of performance attributes including: strength and durability, sustainability, condensation resistance, expansion /contraction, fabrication and installation.

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BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 2.0
AIA/CES (LU) 2.0
Pumping Systems I: Pump Types and Performance Online on-demand 300 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Pumps are essential to the daily operation of many facilities. This tends to promote the practice of sizing pumps conservatively toensure that the needs of the system will be met under all conditions. Intent on ensuring that the pumps are large enough to meet system needs, engineers often overlook the cost of oversizing pumps and err on the side of safety by adding more pump capacity. Unfortunately, this practice results in higher-than-necessary system operating costs. In addition, oversized pumps typically require more frequent maintenance than properly sized pumps. Excess flow energy increases the wear and tear on system components, resulting in valve damage, piping stress, and excess system operation noise. A pump does not function in isolation: it is part of a system of supply and demand. The use of a “systems approach” will typically yield a quieter, more efficient, and more reliable system. In this course, we will explore the advantages of different types of pumps, pump components, and end-use equipment. We’ll also examine pump efficiency curves to gain a better understanding of the flow/pressure relationship.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Pumping Systems II: Efficient Flow Control Online on-demand 300 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

The purpose of this course is to examine the chief factors that impact the efficiency of pumping systems. Pumping systems commonlyhave a wide range of flow needs. Since flow may have to be increased or decreased depending on demand, flow control is essential tosystem performance. This class will examine the various flow control methods generally found in pumping systems today. We also cover the effects of impeller trimming, piping configurations, and oversized pumps.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Pumping Systems III: Improving System Efficiency Online on-demand 300 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Pumping systems support essential processes in buildings, manufacturing and water treatment. A pump does not function in isolation: it is part of a system of supply and demand. The use of a #systems approach# will typically yield a quieter, more efficient, and more reliable system. This course will explore how fine-tuning a pump#s performance helps to render it more suitable for the system,while appropriate design of piping configurations helps to reduce energy losses. We#ll also recap how you can detect oversized pumps in your pumping system.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Pursuing LEED-CI Portfolio Wide Certification Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Environmental Design & Construction

Category: Other

This 1 hour course addresses implementation of LEED for Commercial Interiors at scale. Whether your organization is trying to achieve multiple LEED-CI certifications within the same building or attempting to certify buildings across your entire portfolio, this course provides foundational knowledge regarding how organizations can position themselves to succeed in this process. This course highlights key questions that need to be addressed early in the process and identifies key role players on the project team. Best practices for successful implementation are illustrated through an in depth case example that provides valuable insight and lessons from the industry pioneers of portfolio wide LEED-CI certification.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Quenching the Built Environment’s Thirst for Water Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Water efficiency

This article examines several recently completed leading-edge buildings designed in tandem with the landscapes surrounding them ino rder to conserve water, reduce impact on local supply and treatment systems, and resolve storm-water control problems. The desc

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Rain Screen Design Solutions for the Building Envelope Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Other

Provides an overview of innovative rain screen design technology and includes discussions on the impact of moisture infiltration on the building envelope, weather resistive barrier design and construction, and sustainable rain screen design systems for the bui

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 0.1
Re-Energizing an Icon: Transforming a’Mid-Century Modern’ House Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

This course showcases a groundbreaking restoration/sustainability upgrade of a vintage, mid-century modern house in the Southwestern US. The course describes the process from design through construction of renovating this classic 1960’s house into a high perf orman ce, 21st century home that actually generates more energy than it consumes. Special attention is paid to how architects can achieve very high sustainability goals without compromising the design intent of the original building. The course concludes with a video wa lking tour that highlights and further explains the project’s high performance features.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Real Wood Veneer Profile Wrapping and Lamination Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: The Continuing Architect

Category: Other

The intent of this course is to inform and engage you, the architect, designer or specifier, in the two production processes involved and the resulting product opportunities available to you in using Veneered Components. You as the creative force, and we as manufacturers in the wood products industry, have a mutual responsibility to properly and wisely utilize the available wood fiber resource.
Throughout this course you will:
Understand the two primary Veneer Processes: Flat Lamination and Profile Wrapping. Understand and identify the variety of veneer and core material options available. Identify the benefit to the natural resource when veneered components are specified and the improvement opportunities in yield and waste that can be achieved. Understand the shared responsibility in ensuring resource efficiency when specifying wood products.
Veneer profile wrapping and flat lamination result in sustainable, high#quality product
choices. Please choose wisely.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
IDCEC (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Real Wood Veneer: The Sustainable, High-Quality Product Choice Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Materials and resources

This article will cover some of the product and design possibilities that can be achieved with veneer profile wrapping and laminating, describe the advantages and limitations of the process methods and highlight the steps involved in the process itself.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Recharging Historic Buildings 201: Recorded Webinar Online on-demand 200 1.5

Offered by:

Category: Energy and atmosphere

The New Energy Economy meets historic buildings in this free 90-minute webinar featuring experts from the built environment and theN ational Trust for Historic Preservation. The Governor’s Energy Office High Performance Building Program presents Recharging Hi stori c Buildings 201, to illuminate the process of increasing energy performance in this special building type. The presentation will in clude intrinsic energy features of historic structures, an engineering perspective on potential upgrades and finally, sev eral Colora do success stories. Architects, Building Owners, MEP Engineers, Sustainability Consultants and Contractors are encoura ged to attend. Prerequisite knowledge includes general understanding of design and construction with broad comprehension of basic principle s of energy efficient building design. Optional introductory material: High Performance Building Energy 101 webinar. Vid

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GBCI CE Hours 1.5
AIA/CES (LU) 1.5
Recorded Webinar: Commissioning, Measurement and Verification 201 Online on-demand 200 1.5

Offered by:

Category: Other

This webinar outlines the value of Commissioning, Measurement and Verification for High Performance Buildings, along with relatedpl anning and costing information critical in the early stages of development and design.Prerequisite knowledge includes genera l understanding of design and construction with broad comprehension of basic principles of energy efficient building design. Optiona l introductory material: High Performance Building Energy 101 webinar (http://rechargecolorado.com/images/uploads/pdfs/100318 _Ene

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GBCI CE Hours 1.5
Recorded Webinar: Geoexchange and Ground-Source Systems 201 Online on-demand 200 1.5

Offered by:

Category: Other

This presentation will cover basic and advanced applications of Geoexchange Systems, along with planning and costing informationt hat is critical in the early stages of development and design. This will be a 200 level presentation; some background of build

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GBCI CE Hours 1.5
Recorded Webinar: Making the Grade: CO-CHPS & LEED for Schools 101 Online on-demand 100 1.5

Offered by:

Category: Other

This webinar illuminates two alternatives in third-party rating systems for High Performance K-12 schools. The webinar outlines th

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GBCI CE Hours 1.5
Recycled Glass and Porcelain Terrazzo and Secondary Glass Markets Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of the glass and porcelain recycling industry, plus secondary glass markets. Discusses the benefits of recycled glass and porcelain terrazzo, including LEEDr credits, health information and life cycling costs.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 0.1
Recycled Rubber Roofing for Steep Slope Applications Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

This 1 hour course for architects, engineers, specifiers, contractors, and residential builders discusses the features and benefitsof recycled rubber roofing for steep slope applications.No prerequisite knowledge required to take this course. Once finished the reader should be able to discuss why recycled rubber derived from old tires is an ideal source material for a durable roofing covering, identify the performance properties, and environmental and long-term benefits of rubber roofing, compare rubber roofing to traditional roofing materials, and analyze the sustainability benefits, attributes and performance criteria of rubber roofing relative to contributing to credits under the LEEDr green building certification program. A ten question quiz follows the course.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Recycled Rubber Sound Insulation: Sustainable Benefits Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: ECORE International

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of recycled rubber sound insulation, focusing on the benefits of recycled
rubber flooring, including its positive environmental attributes along with a discussion of the impact of recycled rubber sound insulation products on LEEDr and FloorScorer accreditation.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Reducing Embodied Energy in Masonry Construction Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Brick has been a mainstay of building construction throughout history and continues to be one of the most favored building materials around the world. With sustainability becoming a basic requirement for all products and materials, conventional clay brick has come under increased scrutiny, primarily due to the fossil fuel energy required to fire brick kilns and the associated CO2 emiss

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Reflective Insulation & Radiant Barriers Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

This one hour course for architects, residential designers, contractors, residential builders, and building owners discusses the fundamentals of heat transfer, with an emphasis on radiant heat transfer. No prerequisite knowledge is required for this course. Oncefinished the reader should be able to discuss reflectivity and emissivity, list and compare the principles of reflective insulationand radiant barriers and explain how to use them in specific applications. A ten question quiz follows the completion of the course.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Reimagining Architectural Stone Veneers: Authentic and Appropriate Technology Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Hand-molded stone veneer provides lightweight alternatives for natural finishes. The advantage of building veneers is that the designer can develop an environmental skin for the entire building facade while responding to varied aesthetic approaches as a separate system. Design professionals might choose a cladding for the facade of any building to make it appears either old or new but providea high tech green wall enclosure to meet strict green building code standards. The rules have changed for those who want the best ofboth worlds, aesthetic appearance along with environmental benefits. Manufactured stone veneer is an alternative materials choice that provides a natural surface while using an affordable and appropriate green technology. Lightweight architectural stone veneer provides an invisible measurable difference in performance and aesthetic values.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Renovating an Historic Structure forLEED Platinum Certification Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Materials and resources

This case study will focus on: how key decisions were made regarding the renovation that contributed to the building achieving LEED Platinum status; the products that were utilized that helped secure LEED points toward energy efficiency; renovating an historic structure that would otherwise have been torn down; innovative uses of natural and artificial lighting; and rainwater management.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Renovating for a Greener, More Accessible Future Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

This course will educate architects and designers about how product solutions meet today#s design challenges. It showcases innovative products, technologies, systems and/or materials that contribute improved performance and elegant design. The educational content will focus on how new product solutions can improve comfort, functionality, accessibility and sustainability without sacrificing design excellence.

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AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Replacing the Fluorescent Lamp with Linear LED Luminaires Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Design professionals are well aware that in the hierarchy of energy efficient lighting, LED systems are superior to compact fluorescent systems and are far superior to the incandescent lamp. They also know that LED technology will go a long way to help counteractour expanding carbon footprint. But they may not know that within the last year, many new linear LED luminaires have come on the market that now represent a viable alternative to the traditional linear fluorescent fixture.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Residential Energy Upgrades: An Energy,Economic & Environmental Analysis Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Propane Education & Research Council

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Decisions on where and when to invest in residential energy efficient equipment can be tricky for a consumer, especially when it com es to paying a premium for higher efficiency equipment. This course focuses on the typical energy use for average single family deta ched households.Once you have completed this course you will be able to explain the difference between elective and non-elec tive ene rgy efficiency measures (EEM) and identify the most beneficial EEMs in the five targeted climate zones analyzed. You will also be ab le to determine approximate payback periods for EEMs in your projects and to convey the costs and benefits of the EEM options to you r clients. Architects, builders, remodelers, contractors and planners will find this beneficial. This on-de mand, online course is self-paced and features a pre-recorded narrative that serves as the instructor. This allows learners to reada lon g with the narrator and listen to the information; similar to typical live instruction. After completing the course a 10-question quiz must be completed. At least 8 of 10 questions must be answered correctly to earn credit for the learning unit. Start-to-fini sh this course should take between 75 and 85 minutes to complete. Learners may wish to spend additional time to review concepts p rior to completing the quiz. A certificate of completion can be printed for self-reporting and record-keeping needs.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.5
Restroom Design:The Water EfficientFactor Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Water efficiency

Provides an overview of water use and trends in the U.S., with a focus on green building programs, a discussion on gre en designr estroom application, and how to choose water saving products.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 0.1
Rethinking Wood as a Material of Choice Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Designers today are finding new possibilities in one of the oldest building materials on earth. Wood has always been valued for itsbeauty, abundance and practicality, but many of wood#s inherent characteristics are rising to very current challenges. Wood#s traditional values and newest technologies meet in the projects presented in this course, illustrating the advantages of wood in four areas: cost-effectiveness in a wide range of projects; adaptability for use in challenging, visionary new designs; lower environmental costs throughout its life cycle, from its source in renewable, carefully managed forests, through an energy-efficient service life, and often on to a new, recycled and reimagined use; and a unique human-nature connection that has always been intuitive, but is now being documented in research.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Retro-Commissioning Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Henderson Engineers, Inc.

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Retro-Commissioning is vitally important to building owners who seek savings in operations and maintenance. Unsung compared to its counterpart of new building commissioning, Retro-Commissioning often costs less, yields more savings and therefore has quicker paybacks when compared to new building Cx… paybacks that typically average less than a year! From time to time, you may be receiving inquiries about this subject from your clients. But what exactly is Retro-Commissioning? What is the process and how does it add value? Outcome Cx, a division of Henderson Engineers, Inc., provides a wide range of commissioning services to ensure that building systems are performing according to the contract documents, the design intent and the Owner#s operational needs. This presentation will walk you through the existing building commissioning services Outcome Cx offers in order to build on your understanding about currentrequirements and prepare you to have informed conversations with your clients.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Retrofitting Existing Buildings with Green Roofs Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: Janam Publications Inc.

Category: Sustainable sites

We don#t realize how much of our cities# total land area is taken up by roofs. Many of these roofs are flat and ideal candidates for a green roof retrofit. But before retrofitting an existing building with a vegetated roof, many factors must be taken into consideration. This article is perfect for architects, engineers, facility and property managers, and building owners who may have a roof that needs replacement in the near future. It will provide readers with an understanding of which factors to consider, types of roofsavailable, structural considerations, and benefits of doing a green roof retrofit.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Retrofitting Homes from Heating Oil to Propane: Efficiency, Energy Benefits Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Propane Education & Research Council

Category: Indoor environmental quality

When looking to convert from heating oil to an alternative energy source, environmental impact, equipment sizing, efficiency and ini tial costs are all important to consider. Understanding the energy output of an energy source and the advantage of high effici

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Roof Insulation for SustainableBuildings Online on-demand 100 1.5

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of the manufacturing processes and physical properties of common types of roofing insulation and investigatesthe important role of roofing insulation in the design of sustainable buildings. Included are discussions regarding two types of roofing assemblies using rigid insulation.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.5
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.5
AIA/CES (LU) 1.5
CSI (CEU) 0.2
Roofing Strategies Reach New Heights:Sustainable Options for Building Element Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Materials and resources

Sustainable roofs also conserve energy through the thermal efficacy of materials used – an area which has received considerable attention. Just as dark clothes make you warmer, dark surfaces in the sun can become up to 70 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than the mo st reflective white surfaces. Dark roofs can also transfer some of that heat inside the building, boosting air-conditioning demand and energy bills. What’s more, dark roofs jack up the temperature around them, adding to the heat island effect. Offering far mo

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Room for Luxury and Energy Efficiency: Hospitality Goes Green Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

This article will explore products for the exterior and interior of hotel buildings as illustrations of a few of the ways hotels are making themselves more sustainable and energy-efficient. From wrapping buildings with efficient air barriers to expanding small spaces with sliding doors, design professionals will be provided with a snapshot of integrated design solutions that can help the ir clients in the hospitality industry. This article will also look at green product choices, such as sliding doors, and theiri mp act on hotel aesthetics. Glass sliding doors, for example, allow the designer to take advantage of daylight harvesting while maxim izing space in small rooms. One case study will show how manufacturers can use integrated problem solving and solutions-based des

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Rubber Underfoot Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: Environmental Design & Construction

Category: Indoor environmental quality

After reading this article and passing the quiz, architects and facility managers should be able to identify the benefits of rubberflooring, including its affect on the work environment in hospitals, schools and commercial buildings; its IAQ requirements; sound attenuation qualities; recyclability; and other sustainable attributes. Readers should then be able to explain why or why not rubberflooring is suitable option for a green building.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Scheduling Benefits with Glass-Mat Technology Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Indoor environmental quality

Provides an overview of various construction delivery methods, with a focus on scheduling benefits for the designer, contractor, own er and occupant of a project, along with a discussion on moisture management strategies and how product choices influence proje ct sc heduling.No prerequisite knowledge is required.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 0.1
Selecting Insulating Glass Sealants forDurability and Energy Efficiency Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of the characteristics insulating glass (IG) sealants must provide to ensure long-term thermal performance, structural durability and longevity of insulating glass units (IGUs).

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Selection, Installation and Commissioning of Lighting Controls Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Acuity Brands

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This  course takes a holistic approach to lighting controls design, selection and accurate installation. All three of thesefactors come into play for spaces to achieve the true benefits of lighting controls…occupant comfort and controlability and energy savings. We will examine primary lighting controls strategies, review best practices and evaluate real life project data.

This course is intended for specifiers and other influencers of total lighting and control systems and requires a moderate amount of knowledge about controls and lighting.

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AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Site Specific Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Site Specific: A new#and still-evolving–sustainable rating system aims to protect and regenerate the ecological capacity of any landscape, from backyard to public park.

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AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Smart Appliances for a Sustainable Smart Grid Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Materials and resources

This article will discuss the EPA and ENERGY STAR stimulus program and research criteria that made super-efficient, electric hybrid heat pump water heaters possible. The components of this product will be discussed, including the smart meters that make it an i ntelligent part of a home’s energy budget plan. Professionals will also review the ENERGY STAR energy factor (EF) rating that help s them select the most efficient appliances. The advantages of smart appliances that work with a smart grid network for your home and business will include a discussion of the incentives and savings provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 200 9.

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AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Solar Air Heating Systems: Renewable Energy Solutions Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of solar thermal technology and the operation, application, and performance of solar air heating systems.No prerequisite knowledge is required.

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BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
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Solar Lighting: Making Steps Off-Grid towards a Sustainable Future Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Providing sustainable, energy-efficient lighting systems, while maintaining performance and aesthetically pleasing forms, is sureto be one of the greatest challenges for architects and design professionals in the ”st century. Global attention to climate cha nge and environmental disasters, such as The Gulf Oil Spill, has intensified the spotlight on environmentally conscious design a nd the use of renewable energies.According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), residential and commercial buildings consume mo re than one third of the energy used in the United States each year. Lighting for commercial buildings accounts for ” percent of this energy usage. LEED, ASHRAE/IESNA ”.’ and California Title ” have helped drive design professionals to respond with innova tive solutions to achieve their design intent. Manufacturers are challenged with providing energy efficient and environmentally f riendlyproducts to meet market demands while evaluating their own carbon footprint in the process. r energy technology that uses semi-conductors to directly convert solar radiation to electricity. Charge controlled stand-alone P

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AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Solar on Metal: The Perfect Combination Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Environmental Design & Construction

Category: Materials and resources

Solar is an investment that keeps paying off, but building owners want to know how to best maximize their ROI. Mounting PV to a metal roof provides owners with this solution by eliminating unnecessary costs. Additionally, the use of a metal roof PV combination also has the potential to offer building owners an even greater sustainable option through a system that has an even greater life-cycle. This session will help architects, engineers and building owners to understand how combining PV with metal roofing presents owners with a solution that, when done properly, can be an affordable solution that offers lower initial costs as well as lower life-cycle costs.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Solar Street and Area Lighting Online on-demand 100 1.5

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Provides an overview of solar street and area lighting and includes discussions on both on-grid and off-grid systems, current trends in technology, the importance of net-zero energy consumption, features and benefits of solar lighting systems, best practices, anddesign considerations.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.5
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.5
AIA/CES (LU) 1.5
Solid Recycled Rubber Flooring: Health and Fitness Applications Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Other

Provides an overview of rubber surfaces, focusing on the benefits of solid recycled rubber flooring in fitness applications, including its positive environmental attributes, along with a discussion on the impact of recycled rubber flooring products on LEEDr and FloorScore accreditation.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Solid Recycled Rubber Flooring: Health and Fitness Applications Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: ECORE International

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of rubber surfaces, focusing on the benefits of solid recycled
rubber flooring in fitness applications, including its positive environmental attributes, along with a discussion of the impact of recycled rubber flooring products on LEEDr and FloorScorer accreditation.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Solidly Sustainable Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Hanley Wood, LLC

Category: Other

This on-demand, online course is self-paced and features a pre-recorded narrative. The narration serves as the instructor. With this feature learners can read along with the narrator and view the screen at the same time; similar to typical live instruction. Aftercompleting the course, a 10-question quiz must be completed; at least 8 of 10 questions must be answered correctly to earn credit for the learning unit. Start-to-finish this course takes approximately 50 minutes to complete. Learners may spend additional time to review concepts prior to completing the quiz, if they choose. A certificate of completion can be printed for self-reporting and record-keeping needs.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Solving Architectural Noise Problems Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Indoor environmental quality

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Some Like it Radiant Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Radiant and in-space convective heating and cooling has been largely overlooked by the design community, but that’s starting to change thanks to more airtight building envelopes and outside air systems. Whether for heating or cooling, radiant technology takes many forms today: Hydronic tubing can be either embedded or attached to different types of floor or ceiling assemblies and can be

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AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Specifying Building Insulation for Sustainable Design Energy Savings & Acoustic Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Forty years ago, a green building was understood to refer to its paint color and energy efficiency meant turning down the thermostat . In that era, building insulation was a generic concept without a lot of differentiation beyond products for high temperature appli cations like steam piping wrapping compared to products for general building applications in wall and roof cavities. But we all know times have changed. Today, building owners, energy codes, green rating systems, and our own definition of good design no w require n ew and renovated buildings to perform at high levels of reduced energy usage, positive indoor air quality, and respons ible materialc hoices. Accordingly, the building insulation industry has responded with many new or improved products that have va riously met these 21st century performance criteria including products that are now being manufactured from recycled materials su ch as newspaper and cotton denim. Architects who understand the principles of effective insulation and who can evaluate the proper ties between different insulation products will then design buildings that perform better, last longer, and truly deserve the tit le of a green or sustaina ble building.

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AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Specifying Fireplaces to Comply with National Green Building Standards Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Hanley Wood, LLC

Category: Indoor environmental quality

Fireplaces create a cozy feel to a room, provide supplementary heat and increase the value of a home. This unit will provide an overview of how hearth products contribute to home comfort, energy efficiency, indoor air quality and environmental sustainability.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Specifying Real Wood Veneer: Versatile,Economical, Sustainable Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Wood is an inherently green building material, offering design professionals product durability, longevity, design creativity, and aesthetics. When properly sourced or environmentally certified, and used efficiently, wood#s environmental advantages are magnified.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Standing In The Aftermath: What it Takesto Withstand Natural Disasters Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

This course provides an overview of the conditions imposed on buildings by extreme weather events, investigates the resistance to damage of a number of building envelopes materials with an emphasis in ICF construction and finishes.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Start to finish – Homeowner/Designer details LEED Platinum/Passive Home Online on-demand 200 0.0

Offered by: Alliance for Environmental Sustainability

Category: Energy and atmosphere

A tour of high performance green building practices through the design and construction of Sam Pobst’s new LEED Platinum Certified Home as compared to the German Passive House Standards.
The challenges of building a Passive House in America and conflicting design priorities make the Passive House standards difficult, but not impossible to meet. This video series brings the viewer into the home from pre ground broken through 7 months of post occupancy. We will discuss the choices made in the design of this home that fell just short of meeting the PH standards.
Find out why you might want to go the extra mile.

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LEED-Specific

LEED Green Associate
LEED AP Homes

2.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Steam Systems Parts I, II, III, IV, V, VI Online on-demand 300 4.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Steam Systems Part I: Advantages and Basics of Steamations with locomotives and the Industrial Revolution. Today, it serves as an integral and essential part of modern technology. Th is course will introduce the benefits of utilizing steam in numerous processes and discuss t selecting the appropriate pressuresfo r each of these different processes. n: s an integral and essential part of modern technology. This course will introduce a measure of boiler efficiency and discuss the i mpact of correct boiler sizing as well as how working pressure affects efficiency. We will alsolook at choosing the correct steam velocity for a given system. Finally, we will talk about how air and non-condensable gases can impact a steam system. tems III: of energy in industry. Difficulties in energy management of steam arise from the fact that it is often a totally unmeasured servic

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GBCI CE Hours 4.0
Stone Coated Steel: Stepping Out of theOrdinary Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Other

Provides an overview of stone coated steel roofing systems including a discussion of the installation methods used, testing and standards, and comparative characteristics and sustainable attributes of stone coated steel roofing versus traditional roofing materials.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Strategic Energy Planning Online on-demand 300 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Strategic energy planning is the development of an overall energy resource plan to ensure that necessary energy resources are available, and to make the most cost effective energy decisions. It provides for orderly growth in energy consumption and transition to new fuels or suppliers when required. A strategic energy plan will address short and long term actions to improve and sustain the energy efficiency of the facility, define procurement strategy, and provide contingencies for outages, expansion, or reduction in production and occupancy. This class provides an overview of the important pre-requisites for planning and the components of an effective plan.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Strategies for Implementing Energy Efficient Data Centers Online on-demand 300 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Electricity usage costs have become an increasing fraction of the total cost of ownership (TCO) for data centers. It is possible tod ramatically reduce the electrical consumption of typical data centers through appropriate design of the data center physical in frast ructure and through the design of the IT architecture. This course explains how to quantify the electricity savings and prov ides exa mples of methods that can greatly reduce electrical power consumption.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
Strategies for More Sustainable Exterior Solutions Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Materials and resources

This article is about choosing sustainability through the use of exterior building products that will help conserve water resources, manage living systems and daylight. There is beginning to be a rich consensus that it is better to build within the framework of environmental design rather than to ignore the living systems of our planet. Design stewardship means that professionals are now creating living habitats, buildings that breathe, environments that protect water resources and capture daylighting. In the 1 990s as a response to the emerging knowledge that buildings were wasting natural resources and energy, the AIA Committee on the En vironment provided a list of measures to be used as metrics when selecting building systems. This article will describe some of th e ways in which manufacturers are meeting the challenges posed by the AIA as well as the U.S. Green Building Council, to provide p roducts that are beneficial to the environment.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Style and Sustainability of Precast Concrete Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Precast concrete fa

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AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Submetering for Intelligent Building and Sustainability Measurement & Verificati Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Provides an overview of submetering, measurement and verification (M & V), technologies and products, and illustrates how they can be integrated into building management systems (BMS) to reduce energy consumption and overall operating costs. No prerequisite knowledge required.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Sustainability and Glass Facades Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Hanley Wood, LLC

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This educational unit teaches the learner how a glass fa

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Sustainability and Stainless Steel in Elevated Pools, Spas and Thermal Rooms Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

This one hour course for architects, engineers and interior designers, provides an overview of stainless steel pools, spas, and spaexperience rooms, with a close look at stainless steel and its performance characteristics, and the aspects of stainless steel poolsthat make them an environmentally friendly choice. No prerequisite knowledge is required for this course. Once finished the readerwill be able to describe the performance characteristics of two stainless steel alloys used in pool construction, describe the steps during the manufacture of stainless steel pools that ensure durability and longevity and list the reasons why stainless steel pools in high-rise construction are more operationally low- maintenance and durable.A ten question quiz follows the course.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Sustainability: an everyday practice, not just an idea Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

This course explains how the concept of the Triple Bottom Line – which addresses the environmental, economic and human impacts of product specifications – can be applied to selecting high performance, sustainable flooring. The course describes key criteria t hat can be used to compare flooring products and to select products that minimize environmental impacts, maximize economic benefit s and, at the same time, create people-friendly spaces that increase health and productivity. The course ends with a review of th e key sus tainability advantages of a variety of resilient flooring applications.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Sustainable and Instant Curable UV Coatings for Concrete Floors Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Hanley Wood, LLC

Category: Materials and resources

Concrete contractors, architect and owners of facilities with concrete floors now have more options from which to choose whe n selecting a finished surface. Traditional floor treatments include concrete polishing and the application of epoxies; these treatm en ts provide a durable surface but can present limitations with respect to application times, odor, environmental friendliness, and installation flexibility. New, UV-curing concrete coatings provide a durable surface with an instant cure, and significantly faste r return-to-service, with near-zero VOC emissions. This unit describes what UV coatings are, how they compare to other finish opti

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Sustainable Bath & Kitchen Design Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of the importance of water conservation, the components of a green building, methods to improve the water and energy efficiency of the average home, as well as discussions on green product selection and related certification programs.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 1.0
Sustainable Benefits of Fiberglass Insulation Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Other

Provides an overview of the sustainable benefits of fiberglass insulation and includes discussions on the features of fiberglass ins ulation, insulation as part of the building envelope, indoor environmental quality (IEQ), energy efficiency, and green certific ation programs.No prerequisite knowledge required.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 0.1
Sustainable Building with SFI CertifiedWood Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

This article addresses why architects and their clients should ask for certified wood products, which drives the growth of healthy forests and healthy communities. The article also examines the growing interest in green building legislation and government action to recognize the value of all forest certification programs. These government actions are aimed to provide incentives to local products used in green building projects while providing a market incentive for landowners to adopt or maintain sustainable forest practices.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Sustainable Buildings on Demand Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

This article will review the aesthetics and attributes of tension-membrane buildings and provide information on how they can fit int o a sustainable design portfolio in any climate, delivering energy efficiency and durability for clients who need affordable an d imm ediate building solutions with an optional insulation package.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Sustainable Ceiling Systems Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Armstrong World Industries, Inc.

Category: Other

Sustainable Ceiling Systems reviews green building design and the key areas of energy performance, indoor environmental quality, and materials. This seminar addresses how ceiling systems contribute to these key areas and how to apply these concepts on upcomin g projects. Participants will learn how to evaluate green interior finishing products to assist clients in their green efforts. Parti cipants will also learn how ceiling systems contribute to the LEEDr rating system.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
IDCEC (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Sustainable Community Energy Planning Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Provides an overview of community energy planning (CEP) and includes discussions on conventional and sustainable energy planning, developing a sustainable CEP, energy demand and supply management, and energy education, demonstration, and awareness.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.5
AIA/CES (LU) 1.5
Sustainable Community Planning Essentials Online on-demand 200 2.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Sustainable sites

Provides an overview of sustainable community design, with a focus on applying the six basic planning principles to integrate buildings into communities which in turn create healthy, peaceful, environmentally conscious spaces.No prerequisite knowledge required.

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GBCI CE Hours 2.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 2.0
AIA/CES (LU) 2.0
Sustainable Compressed Agricultural Fiber (CAF) Board and Panel Systems Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of the features, manufacturing process, and economical and environmental benefits of compressed agricultural fiber (CAF) board and panel systems.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Sustainable Concrete Masonry Desig: Mold Prevention and Moisture Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Green Ideas Sustainability Consultants

Category: Indoor environmental quality

There are many differing opinions and misinformation currently in circulation about mold, its effect on people, and how to minimizethe occurrence of mold in buildings. This program will offer clarifying advice on the subject of mold and its prevention. It will discuss the various kinds of mold and its impact on the environment, and the materials that will or will not support its growth. It will also cover its removal and the challenges it presents. The program will also address the issue of moisture penetration, and provide details of various ways it can be prevented. It will discuss the detrimental effects of moisture and its effect on mold growth. We will discuss some of the unfortunate occurrences that can result if moisture resistance strategies are not adequately addressed, -thus underscoring the importance of the information presented here. Some of the effects that will be pointed out, besides mold, are:Efflorescence; corrosion of metals and reinforcing, staining and mildew, leaks, rotting and disintegration of insulation/wood andothers. It will provide information on the role of water repellants for a comfortable and healthy indoor environment as well as the role of flashing, weeps, and drip edges as a measure of preventing moisture penetration. This presentation will be able to show someofthe benefits of using masonry, such as: form and function, its versatility in design, long-term durability, fire resistant, energyefficiency, sound control as well as its strength.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Sustainable Concrete Masonry Design – LEED 2009 Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Green Ideas Sustainability Consultants

Category: Materials and resources

This presentation will discuss with the participants a basic knowledge and understanding of what LEED is, the rating systems used, and how it can affect the design process. They will learn the meaning and importance of #sustainable building# practices, and how the U. S. Green Building Counsel#s LEED system functions. The will learn how concrete masonry and hardscape products apply to LEED # registered projects, and what tools are available. Future trends in the sustainable building will also be discussed. This presentation discusses the environmental advantages of using concrete masonry systems, and how incorporating concrete masonry products into a project can contribute to achieving LEED certification.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Sustainable Concrete Masonry Design: Thermal Performance Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Green Ideas Sustainability Consultants

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This program will address some of the advantages of utilizing thermal mass in the building design. It will provide a list of documents that can be referenced and used as a resource. It will discuss the selection of the insulation system, and how it is placed andits effect on the overall energy performance to maximize energy efficiency for concrete masonry systems. This program will describethermal bridging and the effect it can have on the thermal performance of the wall, how to minimize it, as well as meeting currentand future energy codes. Air infiltration can greatly affect the buildings energy performance as well as the as the indoor environment and is also addressed in this presentation.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Sustainable Design for Windows Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Hanley Wood, LLC

Category: Indoor environmental quality

It has become very important for architects to understand how to choose a sustainable window and
window frame system that will promote comfort, energy efficiency, durability, and longevity through quality construction. This unit describes how windows help promote healthy living conditions by increasing natural light available in the home and by helping to improve indoor air quality through natural ventilation. The second section describes how building products and materials should also be adaptable to the changing aesthetics of home design. Building form and energy efficiency are addressed in the third section. An overview of ENERGY STARr rated windows and how they can contribute to the LEEDr for Homes rating system end the program.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Sustainable Design in Noise & Sound Barriers Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Other

Provides an overview of the negative impacts of noise, the science of noise barriers, as well as a discussion on the features and benefits of absorptive and reflective noise barriers made of tongue and groove PVC rail.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Sustainable Design With Recycled RubberSurfaces Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Other

Provides an overview of interior and exterior recycled rubber surfacing products in terms of their sustainable design benefits and applications and includes discussions on rubber manufacturing, post consumer tires, and green building certification programs.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Sustainable Design: The Use of NaturalStone in Green Architecture Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

This course will provide you with an introduction to stone, an overview of the principles and drivers in the green/sustainabilitybuilding movement, and descriptions of how stone makes an appropriate, attractive, and natural material design choice that will co ntribute to a holistic solution over the life cycle of a project.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.5
AIA/CES (LU) 1.5
CSI (CEU) 0.2
Sustainable Development & Hot-Dip Galvanizing Online Seminar Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: American Galvanizers Association

Category: Other

The Sustainable Development & Hot-Dip Galvanizing Online seminar, a part of the Galvanize It! seminar series, provides an in-depthanalysis of the sustainable aspects of hot-dip galvanizing. Targeted at architects, engineers, owners, and other specifiers, the seminar examines the environmental and economic benefits of utilizing hot-dip galvanized steel through life-cycle assessment (LCA) andlife-cycle cost (LCC). Additionally, the seminar will educate attendees about how galvanized steel can contribute to LEED, zinc inthe environment and construction, and provide environmental and economic case study comparisons.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Sustainable Extruded Aluminum Trim Profiles Deliver Aesthetics and Durability Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

With today#s focus on green materials, detailing needs to meet both an architectural design aesthetic and sustainability requirements. Specifying trim for use with fiber cement siding, is one instance where a knowledge of detailing can contribute to both.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Sustainable Green Building with Clay and Concrete Roof Tile Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Hanley Wood, LLC

Category: Materials and resources

This course takes a closer look at how clay and concrete roof tiles can help contribute to sustainable green building. After the learner is familiarized with the history and basics of clay and concrete tile, they are able to understand the benefits that it brings to sustainable design. Modern manufacturing has new advantages, such as computer modeling design tools that help minimize the use of raw materials – designing more effective and efficient systems. Also, since both clay and concrete raw materials are very abundant across the U.S., nearly the entire country can receive locally extracted and manufactured concrete and clay, immediately making the carbon footprint for these materials lower than many others. This course looks at the advantages of using clay and concrete roof tile to create an energy efficient design.

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AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Sustainable Hand Drying and Life Cycle Assessment Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Unitary systems and equipment tend to be relegated to the last-minute spec or punch list. In some cases, they are considered items left beholden to the operational preferences # or standards # of the owner or tenant. This has long been the case, but the trend is changing quickly. Behind the move toward greater architect control and influence over equipment choices is the adoption of life-cycle analysis or assessment (LCA) into sustainable building standards, and the benefits of return-on-investment (ROI) analysis for bothbuilding occupants and owners.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Sustainable High Pressure Decorative Laminate Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of the performance characteristics, fabrication techniques, and manufacturing processes of High Pressure Decora tive Laminate (HPDL) which make it a sustainable decorative surfacing solution for commercial and residential applications.N o prerequisite knowledge required.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 0.1
Sustainable Hospitality Hardware Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Architectural hardware is a significant part of any commercial building, but particularly so in hospitality settings. Hotels, resorts, restaurants, and related building types all rely on properly controlling the flow of people and goods to maintain privacy, security, and operational success. Typically, this control requires well designed and durable hardware systems that include door and window operating and locking components. From a design standpoint, the selected hardware needs to be consistent with these operational demands, but also with the overall design vocabulary of the building. Further, since all manufactured metals have an environmental impact, the selection of hardware that is made from predominantly recycled material by manufacturers using green and sustainable practices is paramount to green building design. Architects and other design professionals are increasingly finding that bronze architectural hardware meets all of these demands. As a long standing traditional metal, it has proven its characteristics of durability and sustainability. Modern manufacturing methods combined with this historical strength, allow hospitality facility designers and ownersto reap the benefits of the old and new characteristics of bronze architectural hardware.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Sustainable Retail: NIKE’s Path to Platinum Instructor-led 200 0.0

Offered by: Henderson Engineers, Inc.

Category: Other

The purpose of this presentation is to understand how retail stores consume natural resources and examine the recent trends in highperformance retail design. In particular, we will discover the means for delivering a project that achieves the highest level of certification offered by the US Green Building Council by reviewing a case study of a project that achieved this high honor # LEEDr Platinum.

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LEED-Specific

LEED Green Associate
LEED AP BD+C
LEED AP OM

1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Sustainable Rubber Flooring for Healthcare and Education Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

The dramatic rise in births immediately after World War II led to a boom in more than babies. Demand exploded for every type of consumer product from toothpaste and cereal to televisions and cars, houses in the suburbs, schools and hospitals to serve them, and roads to drive there. Now as the first boomers move into their 60s, once again the sheer numbers of that generation are driving a waveof growth and innovation. At the other end of the age curve, concepts in educational facilities are also morphing, as current infrastructure deteriorates and the requirement for high performance increases. In both healthcare and education, demographic trends are shaping new models far beyond traditional schools and hospitals, many of which were first built to accommodate the boomers during the1950s and 60s.
The new spaces will have to meet the specific needs of a changing population while making the least possible demand on limited financial and natural resources. They will serve people young and old, often those in most need of protection and support. Innovation in design, materials, and products will be the only way forward. This course will focus on selecting floors that aresustainable throughout their life cycle, as they provide a basis for the healthy, positive, mission-enhancing spaces we need now.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Sustainable Rubber Flooring for Healthcare and Education Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: ECORE International

Category: Materials and resources

A discussion of the demographic trends affecting healthcare and educational facilities, and challenges involved in selecting flooring that meets specific requirements and key performace criteria such as sustainability, ergonomics, acoustics, indoor air quality and the use of color and aesthetics to promote healing and learning.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Sustainable Site Pavement Systems Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Water efficiency

Provides an overview of sustainable stormwater management, the use of permeable concrete pavers, their components, capabilities anduses. No prerequisite knowledge is required.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
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Sustainable Solid Waste Management Planning Online on-demand 100 2.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Other

Provides an overview of the importance of developing an integrated waste management plan (IWMP) and includes discussions on the environmental impacts of waste, the keys elements of an IWMP and the steps involved in developing a comprehensive IWMP.

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GBCI CE Hours 2.0
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Sustainable Solutions Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Crossville, Inc.

Category: Materials and resources

In this course we will look at the material selection decisions made as specifiers and members of the design community as well as the potential sustainable consequences resulting from these. Specifically within the porcelain tile industry, we will explore four key areas of consideration: material composition, transportation, reuse/recycling, innovation. How they may contribute to LEED projects and the latest addition of tile product certification from ANSI. Finally a case study,which exemplifies the sustainable gains thatcan be made in manufacturing through collaboration and partnership with the design community.

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Sustainable Thin Stone Veneer Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of thin stone veneer, how it contributes to sustainable design, it#s construction methods, characteristics anddesign options.

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Sustainable Tile Installations Using Membrane Technology Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Other

Provides an overview of the types of membranes used to waterproof ceramic and stone tile installations and compares them in terms of performance and durability, ease of installation, control of variables, and function.

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Sustainable Water and Stormwater Management Online on-demand 100 2.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Water efficiency

Provides an overview of site, neighbourhood, and watershed water and stormwater management approaches and their relationship to sustainable community planning and green building design.

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Sustainable Waterproofing Solutions Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of the sustainable benefits of integral concrete waterproofing and analyzes traditional waterproofing methodsas compared to integral methods in terms of durability, risk, cost, and construction timeline.

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Tankless Water Heating Solutions Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Provides an overview of tankless water heating technologies, including the history, features and functions, and the energy and environmental benefits of a tankless system, as well as a discussion on how they compare to existing tank heater technology.

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Targeting Net-Zero Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

The concept of net-zero buildings has set off a spark of interest and imagination in the green building sector. Policies such as California’ s ambitious goal of requiring new construction to be net-zero energy by 2020 are helping push the notion into the mains t ream. Now that the development of net-zero buildings is jumping from infancy to adolescence, several important questions arise: Wha t’s the best path for achieving zero energy? Does it make sense for all buildings? And, what are the costs? Most net-zero en ergy buildings are grid co nnected and net-metered. When a net-metered building draws power from the grid, the meter runs forward.

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Technologies for Energy Efficiency Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This article will discuss the many choices professionals have for the delivery of energy-efficient solutions to their clients. Manufacturers are responding to this call with new technologies and new corporate commitments. Advancing energy efficiency as an imp ortant first step toward sustainability makes sense no matter how you approach it. Whether it is about home efficiency, vehicle ef ficiency or large-scale building efficiency, we all have a role to play. The renewed focus on personal and corporate financial res ponsibility furthers the attractiveness of the myriad solutions available today to consumers and businesses, it adds up financiall y as well. It’s about more than carbon emissions it’s also about the bottom line, commented Scott Alwine, LEED AP, and Marketing Manager at Tate Access Floors.

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Template Assisted Crystallization: A Sustainable Solution to Hard Water Scale Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

This article will focus on template assisted crystallization (TAC) water conditioning systems and current research that demonstrates the effectiveness of TAC to prevent scale without degradation of the water quality. The driving force for TAC in the marketplace was to offer to design professionals a green technology that would:
–Reduce scale and the negative effects of hard water
–Save energy
–Require no discharge water, regeneration, wastewater, or disposal costs
–Have zero pollutants
–Minimize capital investments, ongoing maintenance, and operational costs

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Testing Timber’s Limits Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

This article helps readers understand the challenges and potential environmental benefits involved in designing large-scale structur es in timber. The piece introduces important sustainable strategies such as carbon sequestration and discusses structural conce pts l ike progressive collapse. It also includes a discussion of acoustics and fire-resistance. The story relies on recently compl eted bui ldings with innovative timber and composite structures as case studies.

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The Advantages of Continuous Insulation in Steel Stud Construction Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Other

Provides an overview of building practices that promote better building envelope design, the codes and standards that apply to energy efficiency, and the environmental advantages of using POLYISO continuous insulation in steel stud construction.

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The Art of Green Cleaning Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by:

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This course will cover material from the purchasing aspects of the actual cleaning material and chemicals to the actual day to day process. This includes but is not limited to entry matting maintenance, bathroom maintenance, the vacuuming and floor care process as well as the dusting process. Included in this course is the day to day cleaning as well as the weekly, monthly and yearly needs of a building. In addition to the actual working systems, maintenance of equipment and cleaning materials will be addressed as well.Comparisons of traditional materials versus #green# materials will also be shown.

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The Art of Lighting CEU Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: 3form

Category: Energy and atmosphere

An overview of lighting terms, lamp types and specifications, control systems, design strategies, and applications in building projects. The lesson begins with a general overview of commonly used design terms and qualifications, and narrows down to a specific focus for each subsequent section. The video concludes with a sample case study, applying the content learned to a real-life situation.

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The Benefits of Mineral Wool as Continuous Insulation Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Other

Provides an overview of mineral wool, its manufacture and use, and its contribution to sustainable buildings as a continuous insulation.

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The BIM revolution Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: Environmental Design & Construction

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Whether it’s clash detection, an expedited project delivery process, fewer change orders, increased collaboration or optimized MEP systems design, building information modeling continues to prove its worth. Just like any new technology, building information modeling – even with its plethora of design, efficiency and collaboration benefits – is steadily progressing through the timely process of fuller market penetration. However, experts see the 3D modeling software as having recently reached a key stage in its global implementation. This article will address BIM as Mechanical Design Tool, Managing the BIM Workflow, BIM in Action, Software Updates and The future of BIM. After reading the article, attendees will be able to understand the benefits and limitations of different energy modeling software packages and their compatibility issues with BIM and be informed of the latest technological updates to MEP BIM software and visualization programs.

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The Carpet Industry and Sustainability Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Hanley Wood, LLC

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This one-hour course assists participants in understanding some of the key sustainability issues faced by the carpet industry and how the industry is responding. In addition, participants will be able to define sustainability, state ways that the carpet industry has embraced sustainable practices, and explain how the carpet industry is a leader in sustainability.

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The Design & Performance Advantages ofComposite Shake Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of the characteristics and green features of composite shake vs. alternative shake options, as well as a discussion of the relationship of composite shake to various green certification programs.

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The Evolution of Self Leveling Compounds Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Schonox

Category: Materials and resources

The Evolution of Self-Leveling Technology 101 will examine the five elements in leveling compounds, their significance, their importance in achieving desired characteristics and how that impacts the soundness of the subfloor and foundation. The binder is the mostimportant ingredient in any leveling compound which includes gypsum, Portland and calcium aluminate cement. Binders are the key to developing a material that is safe and stable. The geological and historical use of each binder will be reviewed from their development in the construction of historical buildings and presence in artifacts, to their use in modern architecture. Each type of levelingcompound will be explored, properties discussed, benefits and disadvantages acknowledged, and recommended applications for each typeexamined allowing the specifier to choose the best material and method for each job site. Participants will benefit from this instruction learning how to properly select the best suited leveling compound and will be able to make the best decision on appropriatemeasures to correct substrate challenges to properly prepare subfloors for successful, sustainable, environmentally friendly, soundflooring installations.

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The Evolution of Self Leveling Compounds Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Schonox

Category: Materials and resources

The Evolution of Self-Leveling Technology 101 will examine the five elements in leveling compounds, their significance, their importance in achieving desired characteristics and how that impacts the soundness of the subfloor and foundation. The binder is the mostimportant ingredient in any leveling compound which includes gypsum, Portland and calcium aluminate cement. Binders are the key to developing a material that is safe and stable. The geological and historical use of each binder will be reviewed from their development in the construction of historical buildings and presence in artifacts, to their use in modern architecture. Each type of levelingcompound will be explored, properties discussed, benefits and disadvantages acknowledged, and recommended applications for each typeexamined allowing the specifier to choose the best material and method for each job site. Participants will benefit from this instruction learning how to properly select the best suited leveling compound and will be able to make the best decision on appropriatemeasures to correct substrate challenges to properly prepare subfloors for successful, sustainable, environmentally friendly, soundflooring installations.

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GBCI CE Hours 1.0
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The Evolution of Self Leveling Compounds Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Schonox

Category: Materials and resources

The Evolution of Self-Leveling Technology 101 will examine the five elements in leveling compounds, their significance, their importance in achieving desired characteristics and how that impacts the soundness of the subfloor and foundation. The binder is the mostimportant ingredient in any leveling compound which includes gypsum, Portland and calcium aluminate cement. Binders are the key to developing a material that is safe and stable. The geological and historical use of each binder will be reviewed from their development in the construction of historical buildings and presence in artifacts, to their use in modern architecture. Each type of levelingcompound will be explored, properties discussed, benefits and disadvantages acknowledged, and recommended applications for each typeexamined allowing the specifier to choose the best material and method for each job site. Participants will benefit from this instruction learning how to properly select the best suited leveling compound and will be able to make the best decision on appropriatemeasures to correct substrate challenges to properly prepare subfloors for successful, sustainable, environmentally friendly, soundflooring installations.

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The Future of High-Performance Fenestration Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Other

Provides an overview of fenestration systems that incorporate thermally broken frames, enhanced glass coatings, and high performance warm edge spacers, as well as a discussion on energy, codes/regulations and the impact of high performance fenestration on sustainability.

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The Human Response to Wood Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Many factors influence whether a building has a positive or negative impact on its occupants. This course highlights ten remarkablebuildings where the use of wood as a structural or finish material has made a unique contribution, with a focus on indoor air quality, acoustics, physical health and a natural, positive human response to wood that has always been intuitive, but is increasingly being proven by research and experience.

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The Impact of ASHRAE Standard 189.1-2011-on-demand Online on-demand 200 1.5

Offered by: Trane a business of Ingersoll Rand

Category: Other

Buildings in the US account for 39% of CO2 emissions, 40% of energy consumption and 13% of water consumption. They also occupy valuable land, contribute to urban heat islands, atmospheric pollution, and landfill waste. More and more building owners and municipalities want a standard to use as the basis for code requirements for buildings designed to exceed minimum building codes. ASHRAE Standard 189.1-2011 #Design of High-Performance Green Buildings# recognizes these facts # it#s a mandatory-language code-intended standard with provisions related to building sites, water use, energy efficiency, and general environmental impact, in addition to indoor environmental quality. This Trane Engineer#s Newsletter program presents an overview of the standard and its reference standards, andprovides some insight regarding its potential impact on building designs, building codes and rating systems.

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The Impact of LEED Design on Wireless Communications Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This one-hour course explains the how LEED building design and construction materials impact inbuilding wireless coverage. The course examines the impact of green building materials – low e glass, new cement mixtures, etc – can result in decreased wireless coverage. The course recommends alternatives – including the use of distributed antenna systems (DAS) – to ensure ubiquitous wireless coverage for LEED building tenants. The course also uses a case study of a successful LEED/inbuilding implementation to illustrate the topic.

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The Impact of LEED Design on Wireless Communications Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This one-hour course explains the how LEED building design and construction materials impact inbuilding wireless coverage. The course examines the impact of green building materials – low e glass, new cement mixtures, etc – can result in decreased wireless coverage. The course recommends alternatives – including the use of distributed antenna systems (DAS) – to ensure ubiquitous wireless coverage for LEED building tenants. The course also uses a case study of a successful LEED/inbuilding implementation to illustrate the topic.

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The Impact of LEED Design on Wireless Communications Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This one-hour course explains the how LEED building design and construction materials impact inbuilding wireless coverage. The course examines the impact of green building materials – low e glass, new cement mixtures, etc – can result in decreased wireless coverage. The course recommends alternatives – including the use of distributed antenna systems (DAS) – to ensure ubiquitous wireless coverage for LEED building tenants. The course also uses a case study of a successful LEED/inbuilding implementation to illustrate the topic.

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The Impact of LEED Design on Wireless Communications Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This one-hour course explains the how LEED building design and construction materials impact inbuilding wireless coverage. The course examines the impact of green building materials – low e glass, new cement mixtures, etc – can result in decreased wireless coverage. The course recommends alternatives – including the use of distributed antenna systems (DAS) – to ensure ubiquitous wireless coverage for LEED building tenants. The course also uses a case study of a successful LEED/inbuilding implementation to illustrate the topic.

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The Living Lab Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

The Living Lab: A new generation of living laboratories fosters research and product development while they provide educational tools for green building. The concept behind the new generation of living laboratories is to create high performance educatio nal b uildings that are immersive learning environments for sustainable technology and strategies. Each provides a platform for resea rc h and development while incorporating the building and its occupants as resources for studying building performance. The impetus b ehind this trend highlights the broadening base of stakeholders across the industrial, commercial, academic, and governmental sec tor s. While the momentum shows the growing interest in refining the current knowledge base, it also points to the marked rise oft he stakes themselves: escalating energy costs, resource scarcity, and climate change. In terms of sustainable design, living labo rat ory buildings provide a toolbox of ways to make green buildings more interactive, informative, and stimulating. The story feat uresth e Algonquin Center for Construction Excellence, Texas A & M, Georgia Tech Carbon Neutral Energy Solutions Lab, the Center forInt eractive Research, and Lawrence Berkley National Labs.

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The Master Plan for New Orleans: Livability, Opportunity, and Sustainability in Online on-demand 400 1.5

Offered by: American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Category: Other

This session spotlights New Orleans# 21st century master plan and examines its three areas of focus: using 21st century urban design and innovation to enhance livability, diversifying the city#s economy, and making New Orleans a national model for smart growth.

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The New Cool Data Centers Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

The New Cool Data Centers: The information technology industry is working on all fronts to better manage its intense consumption ofenergy.

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The Power, Pitfalls, and Possibilities of Integrated Design – Recorded Webinar Online on-demand 200 1.5

Offered by:

Category: Other

All people with the power to operate, own, design, or build buildings can benefit from understanding the true implications of inte

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The Practice of Sustainable Design: Commercial Buildings Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: CertainTeed Corporation

Category: Other

This one-hour course provides an extensive review of how the principles of sustainable design are applied in the design of a new orr enovated building. The following key areas are reviewed: Energy efficiency, looking at insulation, ductwork, the buildi ng env elope, and green roofing.Water efficiency, plumbing systems and irrigation.Materials, durability, recy cling, and interiors.Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), VOCs, and air quality systems.Advanced areas of sus tainable design such as renewable energy and sto rmwater utilization.An additional feature of the course is to provid e relevant LEEDr credit information along with the review des cribed above. In virtually every topic in each of the key areas describ ed above, the learner will find a brief description of wha t LEED credit is involved in the design options or implementation details being discussed.

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The Practice of Sustainable Design: Homes Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: CertainTeed Corporation

Category: Other

This one-hour course provides an extensive review of how the principles of sustainable design to are applied to the design of newho mes and renovation projects. An additional feature of the course is to provide relevant LEED for Homes credit information along with the review described above. In virtually every topic in each of the key areas described above, the learner will find a brie f descri ption of what LEED H credit is involved in the design options or implementation details being discussed. While not a subs

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The Rise of Retrofit: Chicago shows what’s next and what’s needed Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

While mandatory codes and voluntary checklists are raising the standard for the efficiency of new buildings, well over half of theb uildings that will count towards Chicago 2020, PLANYC 2030, and the 2030 Challenge are already standing. So if we’re to avoid A rmage ddon 2040, which would mean a lot for the world in 2050, it’s time for green retrofitting, the Clark Kent of the building in dustry,t o step into the phone booth. Host city for Greenbuild, Chicago, a city of some 2.85 million and a selected participant in the Green Capital Global Challenge, provides some great examples from single-family houses, through major commercial and institut ional buildin gs, to the city itself of what’s possible and what’s needed to meet these emerging imperatives. This article examine s the city’s gre en retrofit endeavors.

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The role of a Unified Physical Infrastructure in a LEED Gold Project Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Innovation in design and operations

This course examines the unique role of a Unified Physical Infrastructure in a modern, state of the art and world class facility. The course examines the various aspects of executive management approval, intelligent building requirements and systems. As well as application of multi-system plans and vision of a completely high scale LEED project. The course reviews how the LEED “Integrated Design Process” facilitated the entire development of this process and project.

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The role of a Unified Physical Infrastructure in a LEED Gold Project Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Innovation in design and operations

This course examines the unique role of a Unified Physical Infrastructure in a modern, state of the art and world class facility. The course examines the various aspects of executive management approval, intelligent building requirements and systems. As well as application of multi-system plans and vision of a completely high scale LEED project. The course reviews how the LEED “Integrated Design Process” facilitated the entire development of this process and project.

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The role of a Unified Physical Infrastructure in a LEED Gold Project Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Innovation in design and operations

This course examines the unique role of a Unified Physical Infrastructure in a modern, state of the art and world class facility. The course examines the various aspects of executive management approval, intelligent building requirements and systems. As well as application of multi-system plans and vision of a completely high scale LEED project. The course reviews how the LEED “Integrated Design Process” facilitated the entire development of this process and project.

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The role of a Unified Physical Infrastructure in a LEED Gold Project Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Innovation in design and operations

This course examines the unique role of a Unified Physical Infrastructure in a modern, state of the art and world class facility. The course examines the various aspects of executive management approval, intelligent building requirements and systems. As well as application of multi-system plans and vision of a completely high scale LEED project. The course reviews how the LEED “Integrated Design Process” facilitated the entire development of this process and project.

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The role of a Unified Physical Infrastructure in a LEED Gold Project Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Innovation in design and operations

This course examines the unique role of a Unified Physical Infrastructure in a modern, state of the art and world class facility. The course examines the various aspects of executive management approval, intelligent building requirements and systems. As well as application of multi-system plans and vision of a completely high scale LEED project. The course reviews how the LEED “Integrated Design Process” facilitated the entire development of this process and project.

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The role of a Unified Physical Infrastructure in a LEED Gold Project Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Innovation in design and operations

This course examines the unique role of a Unified Physical Infrastructure in a modern, state of the art and world class facility. The course examines the various aspects of executive management approval, intelligent building requirements and systems. As well as application of multi-system plans and vision of a completely high scale LEED project. The course reviews how the LEED “Integrated Design Process” facilitated the entire development of this process and project.

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The role of a Unified Physical Infrastructure in a LEED Gold Project Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Innovation in design and operations

This course examines the unique role of a Unified Physical Infrastructure in a modern, state of the art and world class facility. The course examines the various aspects of executive management approval, intelligent building requirements and systems. As well as application of multi-system plans and vision of a completely high scale LEED project. The course reviews how the LEED “Integrated Design Process” facilitated the entire development of this process and project.

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The role of a Unified Physical Infrastructure in a LEED Gold Project Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Innovation in design and operations

This course examines the unique role of a Unified Physical Infrastructure in a modern, state of the art and world class facility. The course examines the various aspects of executive management approval, intelligent building requirements and systems. As well as application of multi-system plans and vision of a completely high scale LEED project. The course reviews how the LEED “Integrated Design Process” facilitated the entire development of this process and project.

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The role of a Unified Physical Infrastructure in a LEED Gold Project Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: Accu-Tech Corporation

Category: Innovation in design and operations

This course examines the unique role of a Unified Physical Infrastructure in a modern, state of the art and world class facility. The course examines the various aspects of executive management approval, intelligent building requirements and systems. As well as application of multi-system plans and vision of a completely high scale LEED project. The course reviews how the LEED “Integrated Design Process” facilitated the entire development of this process and project.

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The Role of Doors and Hardware in Energy Efficient Buildings Instructor-led 100 1.0

Offered by: ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions

Category: Energy and atmosphere

For an audience of any size of architects, specifiers, owners, and other design professionals, the CES facilitator utilizes a PowerP oint presentation to introduce the audience to the importance of doors and hardware in energy efficient buildings. An overview of t he importance, measurement, and choices available to improve energy efficiency in door openings with emphasis on how to impr ove the energy efficiency of door openings through specifications. This program meets every experience level with time designed i

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CSI (CEU) 1.0
The Role of Moisture Management in Sustainable Buildings Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: CertainTeed Corporation

Category: Indoor environmental quality

There is probably no single factor that plays such a decisive role in the health of a building over its life cycle as how liquid water and water vapor are managed by the materials and structures that make up the building. This course examines moisture managem ent in the context of a sustainable building, and includes material that informs LEED professionals abouts pecific LEED system req uirements pertaining to moisture management.

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The Tipping Point 201 – Recorded Webinar Online on-demand 200 1.5

Offered by:

Category: Other

To achieve buildings with net zero energy use, Coloradoans should first focus on reduced energy consumption and designing with energ y performance in mind. The next step is to examine renewable energy sources to offset energy consumption. Reaching this tipp ing p oint requires strategies beyond the typical design approach. This webinar will explore the Tipping Point, providing examp les and ideas to achieve net zero energy use cost-effectively. Prerequisite knowledge includes general understanding of design an d construction with broad comprehension of basic principles of energy efficient building design. Optional introductory material:

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Thermal Energy Storage Online on-demand 300 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Storing thermal energy can save money in a number of different ways. High-cost peak-time power usage is avoided. Also, with stored cooling capacity, the cooling system doesn’t have to cope with the hottest part of the day in real-time. It may be possible to i ns tall a smaller compressor, pumps and pipes. This may help reduce the initial purchase cost and operating and maintenance costs. Some very broad conditions favor thermal energy storage, but it’s not advisable without competent staff to oversee operation. This course offers a description of the various forms thermal energy storage, describes strategies, provides advantages and drawb acks and provides realistic examples and calculations in US Customary and Metric units.

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Thermal Performance: Energy Efficiency Through Insulation Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This course provides an overview of the importance of thermal performance for the building envelope.

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BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
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Throw in the Towel: High-speed, Energy-efficient Hand Dryers Win Hands Down Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This course will first look at the key benefits of high-speed, energy-efficient (HSEE) hand dryers for K-12 and higher education facilities. Then it will shift gears for the remainder of the article and examine how a manufacturer goes about proving the sustai

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Touchless and High Capacity Dispensers Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

New touchless dispensing technology can have a powerful positive impact on a building’s environmental performance and the health and safety of the building’s occupants. New proposed LEED prerequisites will recommend replacing multifold sanitary hand-towel dis pense rs with paper dispensed from large rolls. With touchless dispensers, people can quickly and thoroughly dry their clean hands without touching a surface that others have touched. At the same time, waste is reduced by at least 34 percent and up to 95 perc ent with so me highly efficient coreless systems. This course explains how the newest touchless dispensers for paper towels, tissu e, soap and ot her essential products make washrooms a healthy, efficient, environmentally sound part of the building.

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Trane ENL-ASHRAE Standard 62.1-VOD Online on-demand 300 0.0

Offered by: Trane a business of Ingersoll Rand

Category: Indoor environmental quality

ASHRAE Standard 62.1, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, is the basis for the International Mechanical Code (IMC), and a prerequisite for the LEED Green Building Rating System. This ENL will provide an overview the 2010 version of the standard, and then focus on the calculations of zone and system ventilation airflows according to the Ventilation Rate Procedure prescribed in the standard.

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LEED Green Associate
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Transparency: The Role of Environmental Product Declarations Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: UL Environment Inc

Category: Materials and resources

Building product transparency has started to gain traction in North America; changes in consumer expectations, building certification systems, and international laws and standards have finally begun to converge in standardized corporate reporting about any numberof environmental, social, and health impacts. Many in the design community as well as the manufacturing community are developing ways to easily communicate some of this information through what it often called a nutrition label for building products. International tools have been developed to easily communicate some of this information through what is known as an environmental product declaration. This course will explore the creation, use and resources involved in the Environmental Product Declaration process.

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Transparency: Literal and Sustainable Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This article helps readers understand what is involved in designing highly transparent but energy-efficient facades. It explains concepts such as visible light transmittance, shading coefficients, and solar heat gain. The story identifies different glass types , films, coatings, and shading devices. The piece also explores how modeling tools can help designers optimize thermal and dayligh ting performance.

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Trees Need Dirt Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Urban environments present many challenges in meeting these newer sustainability standards and one of the biggest challenges nvolves the design of sustainable growing conditions. This article will highlight an innovation that helps increase the longevity of
urban trees, by providing a more sustainable environment for them. This information is of value to the building architect as well as site design professionals in that a healthy tree canopy adds value to the environmental credentials of a project. A site with a more sustainable urban tree canopy presents environmental benefits to the site and the building, economic benefits to the project, and theclient and cultural benefits to the community.

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True Green Cleaning: Systematically Healthy Cleaning Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: UL Environment Inc

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This intermediate level educational program is an overview of successful implementation of green cleaning programs in non-residential spaces. Participants will explore both the standard and green common practices of maintenance in buildings, methods of implementation, and the extent that #green# cleaning has addressed issues of indoor air quality and building health. Ultimately, the presentation has been developed to reach out not only to facility maintenance professionals, but design and construction professionals as well. In the end, green cleaning is not simply a switch to greener products, but a change in design, construction, and maintenance cultures.

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Twenty Reasons Your Green Building May Not Have Green Indoor Air Instructor-led 200 1.5

Offered by:

Category: Indoor environmental quality

The topic of this course is indoor air quality (IAQ) and how many (twenty described) commonly implemented design and constructionas pects can negatively impact IAQ. The goal of the course is to inform attendees of these issues so that they may be avoided in futur e building designs and construction, especially in the green building industry. The ideal audience would include architects , engine ers, contractors, subcontractors (especially mechanical), owners, facilities managers, and maintenance personnel. This m

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Two Cutting-edge Approaches to BuildingLifecycle Assessment and Ongoing Optimize Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Environmental Design & Construction

Category: Energy and atmosphere

In this presentation we will review two methods for capturing, measuring, and utilizing the vast amounts of data that come from buildings. Even in the most well-designed and technically-advanced buildings, a significant amount of data is not being effectively captured. The target audience of this presentation is anyone who has an interest in learning more about the types of data that can be captured from a building, how that process works, what can be done to utilize the data most effectively, and what the benefits are ofengaging in this process. Participants will be well-equipped to become change-makers in their respective organizations by being ableto bring this innovative new approach to the attention of key decision makers.

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Understanding Adaptable WorkspaceSolutions Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Haworth Inc.

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This course, consisting of a three-part video, explores the design and business benefits of modular interior construction and adaptable workspaces. It demonstrates how remanufactured and pre-engineered architectural, technological, and products made with mass customization, can create a unique corporate environment that is a performing business asset. It is an excellent option for design teams looking to emphasize the value of good design equaling good business for clients. Participants will be able to identify key factors that impact a typical project’s timeline and apply methods of using adaptable workspace interiors to create an aesthetic that continually adapts to a client’s needs. This holistic methodology eliminates waste and helps organize work environments effic iently and inexpensively once they are in a space.

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IDCEC (CEU) 0.1
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Understanding EIFS with Drainage Instructor-led 200 1.0

Offered by: Parex USA, Inc. – Brands: PAREX, LaHabra, Merkrete

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Learn the facts about EIFS with Drainage. In this seminar you will learn to recognize the circumstances that have precipitated the popularity of EIFS with drainage, define the basic components of these systems, consider the benefits and limitations of EIFS with drainage, assess the code changes that have a bearing on EIFS specifications, consider the types of EIFS with drainage available, andunderstand how EIFS contributes to responsible, sustainable design.

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Understanding the 2009 IECC Energy Code& Efficiency Implications for Propane Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Propane Education & Research Council

Category: Sustainable sites

Navigating the seemingly endless number of codes influencing residential building can be daunting. This learning unit will address

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AIA/CES (LU) 1.5
Upgrading Existing Chilled-Water Systems-On Demand Online on-demand 300 1.5

Offered by: Trane a business of Ingersoll Rand

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Existing chilled water systems provide the capability to cool buildings efficiently. Yet there are often ways that these existing systems can be upgraded and improved to increase efficiency and better serve building occupants. In this presentation we will discusschiller retrofits and replacement, explore different design parameters (flow rates and temperatures) and the opportunities they offer existing systems, examine use of variable flow in existing systems, and consider controls to optimize and reduce system energy use.

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Use Cementitious Wood Fiber for Great Acoustical Design Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

The acoustical design of a space dramatically impacts the audience experience at any performance, presentation, or athletic event. Great acoustics set the stage to give audience members and performers goose bumps, literally, and help to ensure that a space can function as it is intended.

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Ventilated Rainscreens for Improved Moisture Management Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of ventilated rainscreens with a focus on how to effectively manage moisture for drainage and drying in exterior wall assemblies.

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BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
VSDs and Their Effect on System Components Online on-demand 300 1.5

Offered by: Trane a business of Ingersoll Rand

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Variable-speed drives (VSDs) can save energy, but the savings may not equal the cube of the speed in every case. This ENL looksat how VSDs affect the performance of pumps, cooling-tower fans, air-handler fans, and chillers, and discusses the differences in VSD control in each of these applications

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Waste Heat Recovery Online on-demand 300 1.0

Offered by: Energy University by Schneider Electric

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Waste heat is present in almost all industries and processes. Opportunities exist to put this waste heat to use economically in orde r to reduce the energy consumption in the plant. The purpose of this course is to identify opportunities to recover waste heat, and the equipment used to recover waste heat. The process for calculating waste heat recovery will also be addressed, along with the fac tors that influence the feasibility of waste heat recovery.

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Waste Not Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Waste Not: By producing power in-house, commercial buildings can lower operating costs while minimizing overall greenhouse gas emissions.

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Water Delivery Solutions For Green Building Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Water efficiency

Provides an overview of the benefits of green building with a focus on the need for water efficiency and includes discussions on LEE Dr certification, specifically relating to green products for the kitchen and bath.No prerequisite knowledge is required.

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AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
Water Efficient Strategies for Commercial Plumbing Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Hanley Wood, LLC

Category: Water efficiency

The Federal government uses an estimated 244-256 billion gallons of water annually. This program will help guide you through commerc ial plumbing technologies and practices that can reduce operating costs and water consumption in your projects. The program wil l dis cuss industry initiatives such as ANSI Standards, WaterSense, MaP Testing, as well as federal and some local legislation to reduce w ater consumption. The course will describe how LEEDr seeks to reduce water consumption and how it may affect ROI. Several strategies for water conservation will be discussed, and product types that may help realize these strategies will be discussed. Architects, s pecifiers, contractors and facility managers will find this information beneficial. This on-demand, online course is self-paced and features a pre-recorded narrative that serves as the instructor. This allows learners to read along with th e na rrator and listen to the information; similar to typical live instruction. After completing the course a 10-question quiz must b e completed. At least 8 of 10 questions must be answered correctly to earn credit for the learning unit. Start-to-finish this cours e should take approximately 50 – 55 minutes to complete. Learners may wish to spend additional time to review concepts prior to c ompl eting the quiz. A certificate of completion can be printed for self-reporting and record-keeping needs.

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Water Heaters: Retrofitting from Standard Electric to Gas Tankless Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: Propane Education & Research Council

Category: Water efficiency

The Department of Energy estimates that water heaters are the second largest energy users in the home – approximately 20 percent of a home’s energy costs are spent heating water. There are not more energy efficient options than electricity for water heating. P r opane water heaters are a smart energy decision, delivering superior hot water output while saving energy, money and the environ ment . Architects and other construction professionals can help consumers save and enhance the value of their homes by working w ith them to understand why propane is the right energy choice for water heaters. The course will describe guidelines for retrofitt in g from standard electric to gas tankless water heaters, how to assess a homeowner’s budget for tankless installations, and exam ine j obsite challenges including how piping and venting will run throughout the home. This on-demand, online course is self-pace

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Water-Conserving Appliances Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Advances in water conservation look beyond plumbing fixtures to address water and energy use in buildings. This course explores theopportunities resting in built-in water-using kitchen and laundry appliances designed for residential projects. It discusses the attributes and features of water-conserving performance, examines water-saving criteria and standards and compares different types of water-using appliances. It will also discuss installations for new construction and renovation projects.

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WBDG 14: Building Commissioning Principles and Strategies Online on-demand 100 1.5

Offered by: National Institute of Building Sciences

Category: Energy and atmosphere

Building Commissioning is a rapidly growing A-E-C Project Management practice that is being embraced by public and private organizat ions because of its benefits in improved project delivery results. An overview of commissioning information, guidance, and reso urces is presented under three broad principles, including Determine Project Performance Requirements, Plan the Commissioning Pro cess, an d Document Compliance and Acceptance. All three principles are applied over the life-span of a capital design and constru

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AIA/CES (LU) 1.5
WBDG 17: Achieving Sustainable Site Design Through Low Impact Development Practi Articles 100 1.5

Offered by: National Institute of Building Sciences

Category: Sustainable sites

Low Impact Development (LID) is a sustainable storm water management strategy that is gaining rapid acceptance in the United Statesto meet regulatory compliance and resource protection goals and is practiced extensively in Europe. The increased use of LID is in r esponse to burgeoning infrastructural costs of new development and redevelopment projects, more rigorous environmental regula tions,c oncerns about the urban heat island effect, and the impacts of natural resources due to growth and development. The freque ncy of dro ughts and concern about water quality issues have also prompted interest in the treatment and the reuse of storm water as a viable r esource and has resulted in a shift in the way planners, developers, architects, engineers, and the public approach

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WBDG05 Daylighting Principles andStrategies for Sustainable Design Online on-demand 100 1.5

Offered by: National Institute of Building Sciences

Category: Indoor environmental quality

Daylighting is the controlled admission of natural light into a space through windows to reduce or eliminate electric lighting.By providing a direct link to the dynamic and perpetually evolving patterns of outdoor illumination, daylighting helps create a vi sually stimulating and productive environment for building occupants, while reducing as much as one-third of total building energy costs. This course will provide you with an overview of the principles of daylighting and other topics that support effective day

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GBCI CE Hours 1.5
AIA/CES (LU) 2.0
WBDG06 Sustainable Roofing DesignConsiderations and Applications Online on-demand 100 1.5

Offered by: National Institute of Building Sciences

Category: Materials and resources

During the last two decades of the 20th century, a variety of roof systems began to compete with traditional built-up roofs (BUR).These newer systems included modified bitumens, single-plies, sprayed polyurethane foam, and metal panels. Green and cool roofs a nd building-integrated photovoltaics have also improved and expanded the choices for roofing. This abundance of materials from whi ch to choose has greatly complicated roof system design. But it has also expanded the options for integrating roofing elements int o the building to support sustainable design, aesthetics, and other project goals. To select, detail and specify the most appropri ate roof system for a project, a general understanding of the available material options and how to consider the roofing choice in the context of all other design objectives is essential.

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AIA/CES (LU) 2.0
WBDG07 Defining, Evaluating, andSelecting Green Products Online on-demand 100 1.5

Offered by: National Institute of Building Sciences

Category: Materials and resources

Environmentally-preferable products (EPPs), as defined by the federal government in Executive Order 13101, are those that have alesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared to competing products that serve the same purpose. The growing popularity of green buildings and green building programs (particularly the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEEDr rating sy stem) is expanding both the demand for, and availability of, green products. For designers and spe cifiers, these changes are prov iding greater opportunities to improve the environmental performance of many building products. At the same time, assessing the he alth and environmental impacts of materials is a complex process, which can be further confused by varying (and sometimes contrad

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AIA/CES (LU) 2.0
WBDG09 High-Performance EIFS forSustainable Construction Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: National Institute of Building Sciences

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This 1-hour interactive online course begins with a discussion regarding ways that sustainability concerns are changing the lowestinitial-cost design philosophy that has been prevalent in the American construction industry. It outlines key architectural deci sions related to EIFS, and illustrates how architects can incorporate EIFS into building designs that maximize aesthetic value, bu ilding longevity, sustainability, LEED ratings and cost-effectiveness.

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WBDG12 Window and Glazing DesignStrategies for Sustainable Design Online on-demand 100 1.5

Offered by: National Institute of Building Sciences

Category: Materials and resources

In recent years, windows have undergone a technological revolution. High-performance, energy-efficient window and glazing systemsare now available that can dramatically cut energy consumption and pollution sources: they have lower heat loss, less air leakage, and warmer window surfaces that improve comfort and minimize condensation. These high-performance windows feature double or tripl e glazing, specialized transparent coatings, insulating gas sandwiched between panes, and improved frames. All of these features r educe heat transfer, thereby cutting the energy lost through windows. For the design, construction and operation of a facility,

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WBDG13 Strategies for SustainableHistoric Preservation Online on-demand 100 1.5

Offered by: National Institute of Building Sciences

Category: Innovation in design and operations

Preserving historic buildings is essential to understanding our nation’s heritage. In addition, it is an environmentally responsible practice. By reusing existing buildings historic preservation is essentially a recycling program of ‘historic’ proportions. Ex isting buildings can often be energy efficient through their use of good ventilation, durable materials, and spatial relationships . An immediate advantage of older buildings is that they already exist; therefore energy is not necessary to create new building m aterials and the infrastructure is already in place. Minor modifications can be made to adapt existing buildings to compatible new

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Weather Resistant Barriers in Vertical Exterior Walls Online on-demand 200 1.0

Offered by: CertainTeed Corporation

Category: Other

This one-hour course provides an overview of the importance of weather resistant barriers in protecting the building envelope andas a component of green building design and sustainability. Lessons include a comparison of various barriers based on specific pe rform ance criteria.

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AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 1.0
What Makes a Thermoplastic Roof Sustainable? Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Hanley Wood, LLC

Category: Energy and atmosphere

This on-demand, online course is self-paced and features a pre-recorded narrative. The narration serves as the instructor. With this feature learners can read along with the narrator and view the screen at the same time; similar to typical live instruction. Aftercompleting the course, a 10-question quiz must be completed; at least 8 of 10 questions must be answered correctly to earn credit for the learning unit. Start-to-finish this course takes approximately 50 minutes to complete. Learners may spend additional time to review concepts prior to completing the quiz, if they choose. A certificate of completion can be printed for self-reporting and record-keeping needs.

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What Makes a Thermoplastic Roof Sustainable? Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of the features, benefits, and life cycle impacts of thermoplastic PVC roofing membranes that makes it a sustainable product.

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BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
What’s So Cool About Cool Roofs? Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Sustainable sites

This article helps designers choose a cool roof from myriad colors and materials for a variety of roofing applications. Cool roofs

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Whole System Acoustical Treatments Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Interior environments that are well designed strive to address all of the human sensory experiences within them. As such, the design process often pays ample attention to light quality and control as a visual sensory experience for example. Equally important, however, is the need to address sound quality and control as an auditory sensory experience, particularly in settings where audible speech is a primary activity such as educational buildings. This can have both immediate and long term impacts on the users of these spaces. In the interest of achieving green or sustainable design, it is also incumbent on the designers to design, specify, and selectsystems and materials that not only provide effective acoustical performance, but also meet all of the relevant green building criteria.

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Window and Fenestration Systems Selection Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Architects have many choices when it comes to specifying and designing windows and fenestration systems into buildings. Understanding the basic attributes of the available choices contributes to better design and specification writing. Therefore, architects who take the time to understand the differences and similarities between fenestration systems will make the best informed choice for energy efficiency, sustainability, durability, aesthetics, and cost effectiveness.

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Window Energy Performance Ratings and Technologies Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: Hanley Wood, LLC

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This on-demand, online course is self-paced and features a pre-recorded narrative. The narration serves as the instructor. With this feature learners can read along with the narrator and view the screen at the same time; similar to typical live instruction. Aftercompleting the course, a 10-question quiz must be completed; at least 8 of 10 questions must be answered correctly to earn credit for the learning unit. Start-to-finish this course takes approximately 50 minutes to complete. Learners may spend additional time to review concepts prior to completing the quiz, if they choose. A certificate of completion can be printed for self-reporting and record-keeping needs.

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Window Films Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: The Continuing Architect

Category: Indoor environmental quality

This is a one-hour course that introduces you to the use of window films as part of a daylighting strategy for architectural applica tions. This course will also examine 3 types of window films and appropriate applications for their use. These 3 film types are : Sun Control, Safety & Security and Decorative & Privacy.

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Window Performance and Materials: Certification and Specification for SD Online on-demand 100 1.0

Offered by: AEC Daily Corporation

Category: Materials and resources

Provides an overview of LEEDr NC categories where windows can make a significant contribution, LEED NC requirements for LEED credits and certification and specification language for key product characteristics.No prerequisite knowledge required.

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BOMI (CPD) (CEU) 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 0.1
Windows of Opportunity: Using New Technologies in Large-Scale Projects Online on-demand 200 1.5

Offered by: Restore Media LLC

Category: Materials and resources

Over the last two decades, windows have evolved more quickly than perhaps any other building material, partly in response to demands for greater energy efficiency. With an emphasis on large commercial and residential projects, learn how new technologies in the design and manufacture of windows, including new framing materials, coatings, and glazings are aiding the upgrade of both historic buildings and construction of new buildings.

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Windows on Sustainability Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

With world net electricity generation estimated to soar 77 percent by 2030, powered by fossil fuels that will generate a 39 percentrise in carbon dioxide emissions, the move is on to net-zero buildings#buildings that generate as much energy as they consume. Oftenconsidered the next wave in architecture, net zero buildings dispense with heating bills, electricity expenses, air conditioning costs and other energy uses#and can potentially be independent of the energy grid supply. The American Institute of Architects has seta goal of net zero buildings by 2030 and some parts of the country, notably California, will require that a building generates as much energy as it uses by that date. This article will focus on the significant role advanced glazing systems play in getting buildings toward net zero. High-performance glazings will be defined, their benefits and recent advances discussed, as well as how they fitinto the rapidly emerging fields of Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIVP) and pre-wired curtain walls, which incorporate advanced glazing in to the building envelope, replacing traditional materials with those that serve as both building skin and solar power generator.

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Wood and Environmental Product Declarations Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

This course will explain why EPDs are important, and how to understand and use the information in an EPD, with particular referenceto EPDs recently released for lumber and glulam. The wood industry in the U.S. and Canada has been at the forefront of the trend, undertaking research and developing life cycle information that verify the environmental impact of wood building products. As the tools for analyzing and substantiating environmental performance become more sophisticated, the wood industry is working to use them tohelp the building community better understand wood as a building material in the context of its environmental impact.

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Wood Rates: How Wood Products Stack Up in Green Building Systems Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

This article will examine how wood is covered in several key rating systems as well as ways in which wood’s green potential has gone under-recognized. Also under discussion will be possible changes – including adoption of life cycle analyses and environmenta l pro duct declarations – in the way rating systems view wood as they continue to evolve in the face of growing awareness of how b uildings impact carbon emissions, resource depletion and eco-system degradation.

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Wood#s New Wave Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

Structural components produced with wood derived from responsibly managed forests is gaining traction among eco-friendly designers as the preferred building material primarily because the source is renewable and greatly offsets a project#s initial carbon footprint. Unlike steel and concrete, both of which generate varying amounts of carbon during production, trees absorb carbon from the atmosphere as they grow and permanently sequester it in their fibers unless they rot or burn. Concurrently, advances in software and manufacturing technologies, coupled with innovative assembly techniques, are making it technically possible to quickly and economically design and build iconic shapes and large-scale buildings with wood-based products. Europe and, more recently, Canada are leading theway, but proponents believe that the approach will become more widespread as manufacturers ramp-up production capability and building officials reassess outdated codes.

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Working with Water Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

This article briefly introduces the science behind climate-change-induced sea level rise and explores, in depth, strategies thatdesigners and communities are deploying to cope with the associated heightened threat of flooding. It examines the issue at the scale of individual buildings and entire geographic regions. The piece discusses diverse responses, including low-impact design and infrastructure solutions.

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Yes in my Backyard Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Sustainable sites

Despite federal funding for upgrading the national grid, an important alternative is getting short shrift. Producing energy locally, from renewable sources, is proving both technically feasible and economical. Examples from all over the United States consider the sun, wind, and biomass. Centralizing large-scale renewable power production poses several problems. Siting the expensive tower s will take time and endless red tape, and they’ll face local opposition for health and safety conc erns. Long-distance lines are notorious for substantial transmission losses. And these massive projects would probably be the domain of large utility companies

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Your Role in the Green Environment Online on-demand 200 15.0

Offered by: NCCER

Category: Other

Your Role in the Green Environment combines the expertise of industry and higher education to address the relevant topic of green building. Geared to entry-level craft workers, it provides pertinent information concerning the green environment, construction practices, and building rating systems.

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Zeroing in on Net-Zero Energy Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

Category: Other

This article provides a comprehensive picture of the Research Support Facility (RSF) recently completed on the Golden, Colorado camp us of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. It explains the innovative and tightly coordinated energy-efficiency strategies depl oyed at the RSF – strategies that are expected to allow the 220,000-square-foot facility to qualify as the largest net-zero building in the U.S.

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Zinc Roofing and Wall Systems Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

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Architects have a number of choices when selecting architectural metal for roofing or siding based on the variety of design conditions in different building types. Many of those choices are rather energy intensive such as aluminum, copper, painted steel, and stainless steel. However, zinc is emerging as an architectural metal of choice in the US due in part to its comparatively low level of energy intensity and its widespread and long term use in other parts of the world. Design professionals in European cities such as Paris, have specified zinc roofs since the late 1800#s where the distinctive gray patina continues to crown over 80% of the rooftops there – some of which have been around for more than 100 years. Zinc building products, including roofing, wall cladding and rainwater systems are thus enjoying new popularity in the US due to recognition of its sustainability qualities and its long-lasting, low-maintenance benefits for owners.

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Zinc: The Sustainable Choice among Architectural Metals Articles 100 1.0

Offered by: McGraw-Hill Construction

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Architectural metals are used widely in commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings. In order to meet the variety of design conditions in these different building types, architects in the have often turned to some rather energy intensive metal choices such as aluminum, copper, painted steel, and stainless steel. However, the use of zinc as an architectural metal of choice is gain ing popularity in this country and catching up with its widespread and long term use in other parts of the world. Parts of Asia an

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AIA/CES (LU) 1.0

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