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  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of high volume low speed (HVLS) fans and includes discussions on the indoor environmental benefits of air movement; thermal comfort; supplementing a traditional HVAC system with HVLS fans; innovations in fan design and technology; and the standards that govern fan performance.

     This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.


  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of access doors, including discussion on what they are, their differing functions, specifics of fire-rating and testing, and how to complete a successful installation.


  •  1 hour

    This course provides an overview of sun control devices including applications and benefits in order to design an efficient stationary aluminum sunshade.


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  •  1 hour

    A fireplace can be the center of interest in a space, be a supplemental heat source, and can help meet green design objectives. This program explains how hearth products contribute to home comfort, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and environmental sustainability. Discussions pertain to how to identify different hearth product categories, and how some types qualify for national green building programs, and why others do not.

     This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.


  •  1 hour

    Electric underfloor heating works by producing radiant heat which is evenly distributed from the floor and warms a room efficiently from the ground up. Since there are no baseboard heaters, radiators, or heating supply vents to work around, building owners and homeowners gain extra space and design freedom. This course explains how electric underfloor heating works and offers guidance on how to select and design an underfloor heating system that is aligned to integrate seamlessly into the overall living space and heating requirements of residential and commercial buildings.


  •  1 hour

    The U.S. green building market is projected to earn $145 billion this year. The new challenge is not just going green, but staying on top of cutting-edge research and innovation. This course lays out the basics of the three most commonly used certifications: LEED, Green Globes and the Living Building Challenge. Building on those foundations, we focus on achieving certification—and minimizing your energy consumption—through efficient use of air movement. Smart air movement shifts the focus of heating and cooling systems from the thermostat onto the building’s occupants. Combining case studies of the nation’s greenest office building, greenest residential dorm and a LEED Gold certified research facility, we’ll follow air movement modeling from theory to application, drawing lessons from architects, engineers and designers in the process.


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    Ventilation grilles influence HVAC system performance, but can pose aesthetic challenges for designers. Custom grilles made with modern fabrication techniques employ a variety of materials and finishes, to create solutions that enhance and fully integrate with architectural interiors. This course will discuss the basic mechanics of effective air distribution in buildings, performance characteristics of grilles, grille types, and custom design options.


  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of how air curtains contribute to occupant comfort, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality when the door is open. Discusses how air curtains work, applications, controls, and how to select and install. This course also reviews how air curtains improve whole building energy efficiency versus conventional methods.


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    In the last couple of decades, houses have become progressively air tight due to energy efficiency and cost concerns. While air infiltration and ex-filtration rates have been significantly reduced, the need for an efficient ventilation system has become extremely important. The course evaluates different types of mechanical ventilation systems and discusses 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.

     This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.


  •  1.0 hour

    With a radiant heat system, the temperature profile associated with a forced-air system is switched around, and the entire floor becomes the radiator. The heat radiates from the floor, warming all of the objects in the room, and everything in the room gains a warm, comfortable feel to it. This course evaluates self-regulating polymer technology and the performance benefits of using PTC (positive temperature coefficient) heaters for energy efficient floor warming, primary heating, snow melting, and roof de-icing.

     This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.


  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of fabric ductwork and the sustainable advantages it has over metal ductwork. It provides a comprehensive look at the design process for traditional fabric ductwork and includes discussions on shape and suspension/fabric retention, layout and fittings, air dispersion, fabric, and other options.


  •  1.50 hour

    Learn about the design behind Locust Trace AgriScience High School, an innovative campus on the outskirts of Lexington, Ky., that is designed to educate students for careers in equine and agriculture sciences. At Locust Trace, students learn about the ancient idea of living off the land alongside new technologies, giving them the best of both worlds in the 21st century. After several design charrettes, the design team determined an optimum HVAC system that took into account the school’s location, mission and net zero energy goals. Rather than a traditional variable refrigerant flow system, a geothermal HVAC system was selected. In warmer months, air movement from high volume, low speed fans offset expanded temperature ranges in the classroom building, and act as a first stage of cooling in the unconditioned riding area. In the winter, air is first heated by 168 evacuated tube panels that produce an average of 40,000 Btu per day, and the HVLS fans are used to destratify this air to ensure the space is fully mixed. With an average annual energy cost of $0.35/ft2, the net zero facility also includes other innovative technologies, including clerestory windows, solar tube illumination supplemented with T5 fluorescent lighting, and permeable paving systems.


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    This course will discuss how air movement can be incorporated into educational spaces, whether during the initial design process or as a component of a renovation. It will specifically examine air movement in gyms, classrooms and libraries, and will address pre-cooling, air quality, noise levels and how to effectively control comfort in spaces like auditoriums that experience periods of high and low capacity. You’ll also learn how air movement can contribute to earning points in green ratings systems like LEED and CHPS.


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    The need for efficient commercial and residential heating systems and for convenient ways to control them is increasing as building managers and homeowners demand energy cost savings and reliable, optimal occupant comfort levels when desired. This course introduces smart electric heaters with built-in wireless control technology and shows how synchronized control of an unlimited number of compatible smart heater designs can offer energy-efficiency and control for residential and commercial heating.


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    ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55 defines the range of indoor thermal environmental conditions acceptable to the majority of occupants. An understanding of this standard is integral to the design of a new building or renovation, as it accommodates a variety of comfort solutions that contribute to sustainable building. This presentation will provide an introduction to Standard 55 which explains thermal comfort requirements and how they affect design. It will also look at the changes incorporated in the newly-published 2013 version of the standard.


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    Learning Objectives: 1. Identify the integrated strategies the DPR project team used to reduce the building’s electrical loads, such as elevated air speed, convective cooling principles, and evaporative cooling. (EAp2 and EAc1) 2. Explain “adaptive thermal approach” and the impact of thermal comfort through increased air movement (IEQ 7.1) 3. Describe how improved distribution of air increases the effectiveness of ventilation and comfort systems (IEQc2) 4. Discuss how occupant engagement and real-time feedback is a crucial component of achieving net-zero energy (EAc2) 5. List challenges and lessons learned, such as energy modeling for unconventional cooling systems (EAc1)


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    Provides an overview of the ventilation requirements of ASHRAE 62.2, understanding and calculating ventilation requirements and the mechanical options for meeting those requirements.

     This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.


  •  1 hour

    An introduction to ventilation and its impact on Indoor Air Quality. Includes an overview of the major differences in ASHRAE 2010 and ASHRAE 2013. This course explains the difference in Whole Building versus Spot ventilation and describes the three methods for complying with Whole Building ventilation, Exhaust, Supply and Balanced. Attendees will be able to compute, or look up, the amount of CFM to meet ASHRAE requirements and will gain an understanding of some installation techniques.


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  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of life safety dampers: fire, smoke, and combination fire/smoke dampers with a focus on different styles and types, their uses and benefits, and a discussion on proper installation practices and guidelines.


  •  1.0 hour

    Wine is a critical element of entertaining and culinary experiences, and modern wine cellars help make bottle collections part of engaging, artistic focal points in restaurants and homes throughout the world. This course focuses on the evolution of the wine cellar, from refrigeration to modern materials and display systems. It defines passive and active (cooled) storage, and identifies key considerations when building a wine cellar.


  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of submetering and measurement & 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.

     This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.


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    At the end of this program, the participants will understand the impact of indoor air pollution on human health. They will also be able to identify sources of indoor air pollutants and view several case studies of the effects of controlling versus not controlling indoor environmental quality at the design phase of building construction. Emphasis is drawn to the importance of emissions of VOCs over content only requirements. Moreover, the participants will learn the value of selecting certified low emitting products as a proven method for controlling VOC emissions (volatile organic compounds) that invade the indoor environment.


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  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of LEED®, the Living Building Challenge™, and Green Globes® certifications and how incorporating air movement in a building project can contribute to earning points in all three rating systems.

     This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.


  •  1 hour

    Gas fireplaces offer the look of wood burning fireplaces, while providing the convenience of remote control operation. This course delves into gas fireplaces and discusses their advantages over wood-burning fireplaces, types of gas units and venting options, their versatility in placement, and design and functional considerations critical to the selection process


  •  1 hour

    At the completion of this program, the participants will understand the impact of the newest LEED rating program, Version 4, on the BD&C and ID&C rating systems through analysis of credits and rating guides. They will also be able to identify new programs, credits, and concepts introduced to measure building performance. Further the importance of transparency through disclosure as well as third-party certifications will be emphasized.


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  •  1 hour

    This course is aimed at Contractors and their trades who are working on green building projects or who would like to be more involved in green buildings. This course will provide an overview of what a green building is, different ways that Contractors and their trades can get involved, and the key areas that fall under the Contractor’s responsibility when executing a LEED® project.

     In order to download this course, a USD $50.00 fee must be paid.

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