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  •  1 hour

    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.


  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of the variety of Gas Hearth Appliances (GHA) and the types of venting systems that are available today, as well as a discussion of the factors that require consideration to facilitate a successful GHA installation.


  •  1 hour

    All wine, whether one that is meant to be drunk in the first few years of its life or to be housed for years on end, can benefit from proper storage. Creating a wine storage space isn’t only about keeping the wine at the proper temperature. This course looks at general considerations for wine cellar design and a more detailed look wine cellar fit out and construction, including climate control.


  •  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

    Fireplaces remain one of the most desirable household features for homeowners, complementing a range of different lifestyles and appealing to a range of demographics. This course provides an overview of electric fireplaces, focusing on their design possibilities, flame technologies, ease of installation, environmental efficiency, cost-saving benefits, and their advantages over gas and wood-burning fireplaces.


  •  1 hour

    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.

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


  •  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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    At first glance, a living wall biofilter appears as a vertical, hydroponic green wall of plants. However, it is an active filtration system that is an integrated part of the air handling system for a building. This course explains how living wall biofilters improve indoor air quality, enhance building performance, and create healthier, more pleasant indoor environments.

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


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    This course is for anyone working on a LEED project that is pursuing the Construction IAQ Management Plan – During Construction point. This course will look at how teams can work together to make sure the correct documentation is collected and that, ultimately, the plan is being implemented effectively by everyone involved. This will result in fewer questions from reviewers, less backtracking by the project team to collect documentation retroactively, and a less contaminated space for future occupants. This course is applicable to LEED 2009 as well as LEED v4, as this credit has not changed.

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


  •  1 hour

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

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


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    The light bulb has been around since the 1800s, but lighting technology has changed a lot since then – and the advancements have only accelerated in recent years. Even LEDs, considered the latest technology, have been around since 1962. It wasn’t until recent years, though, that they’ve been developed to be more efficient than incandescent bulbs. Today’s LEDs are six to seven times more efficient and last 25 times longer than conventional fixtures, and their cost has fallen more than 85% since 2008. Efficient lighting options can significantly lower a building’s overall energy costs, improve light quality and reduce maintenance demands. Better light can boost worker safety, performance and productivity. In this course, you will learn the history of the light bulb, terms to know when discussing lighting projects, the types of fixtures available on the market and tips for spotting inefficient lighting. You’ll also learn how lighting retrofit projects reduce operating costs, maintenance and energy usage.


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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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  •  1 hour

    This course provides an overview of recycled cotton denim insulation with a focus on the manufacturing processes, environmental benefits, material safety handling, performance benefits, and installation considerations relative to the industry standard (fiberglass) batt insulation.

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


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    This course presents an introduction to the types of gas fireplaces and vents, and covers the applicable code and standards for direct-vent, factory-built gas fireplaces. Also included are discussions on the new protective safety barrier requirements, test methods for fireplace efficiency, and typical steps for installing a direct-vent gas fireplace and barriers.

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


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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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    From schools to shopping malls and movie theaters, we’ve become accustomed to over air-conditioned spaces – a design habit that is wasteful not just from a business perspective, but from an environmental one too. Meanwhile, air movement has been relegated to a mere alternative means of cooling. By reconsidering the relationship between air conditioning and elevated air speed, design professionals can affect meaningful change in building sustainability and comfort. The innovative HVAC design strategy that pairs traditional air conditioning with energy-efficient air movement permits a substantial offset of necessary HVAC capacity and likewise improves air quality by ensuring fresh air reaches the occupant breathing zone. After construction is complete, the incorporation of air movement allows a reduction in energy consumption, as end-users can raise the thermostat setpoint without sacrificing comfort. This presentation will review recent changes to ASHRAE Standards 55 and 90.1 which substantiate the impact of elevated air speed, and will explore benefits of this innovative HVAC design strategy.


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    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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    Provides an overview of towel warmers/heated towel racks and includes discussions on: the functions, benefits, and applications of towel warmers/heated towel racks; centrally heated, electric, and hydronic heating systems; materials and finishes; installation and care; and, design and accessory 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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    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.


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    An air curtain, also known as an air door, employs a controlled stream of air aimed across an opening to create an air seal. This seal separates different environments while allowing a smooth, unhindered flow of traffic and unobstructed vision through the opening. This course discusses how air curtains work and why they can contribute to occupant comfort, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality when the door is open. It also reviews how air curtains improve whole building energy efficiency versus conventional methods.

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


  •  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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    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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    During the cold winter months it is nearly impossible to ignore the rising costs of heating bills. Designers, builders, facility managers, and homeowners are consciously seeking ways to lower their energy consumption without sacrificing indoor comfort levels. This course introduces a unique heating system that evenly heats the interior from ceiling to floor or from floor to ceiling using radiant heating panels. This heating method can reduce electrical costs and maintain occupant comfort by preventing heat from escaping a room.


  •  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

    A gas fireplace is ranked #1 as a homebuyer’s highly desired decorative and appearance home products. This course provides an overview of the three steps for builders, architects, and designers to facilitate fireplace design and selection that will increase homebuyer satisfaction, as well as a discussion on the current trends of indoor and outdoor fireplaces.

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