All Courses

 

All Courses

  • Sustainable Green Building with Clay and Concrete Roof Tile

    1 LU HSW/SD/CMP

    This course is registered with AIA for 1 HSW/SD hour and with GBCI for 1 CMP hour. Starting with the history and basics of clay and concrete tile, learners will be able to understand how they contribute towards sustainable building design. Modern manufacturing uses computer modeling to help minimize the use of raw materials – creating more effective and efficient systems. Raw materials for clay and concrete tile are abundant across the U.S., helping to reduce the carbon footprint of the finished product. This course looks at the advantages of using clay and concrete roof tiles to increase the efficiency of a building. Take the course.

    Posted:
    August 2012
    Subject(s):
    Clay-Tile Roofing, Building Envelope, Roofing
    Sponsor:
    Boral
    Certification(s):
    AIA, GBCI
  • Carpet Recycling Initiatives: Environmental Initiatives

    This course has been approved for 1 AIA HSW / SD hour, and 1 GBCI CE hour. It allows the participant to understand the innovations in the carpet industry’s recycling efforts. It will address sustainability and the key drivers of carpet recycling, products from recycled fibers and landfill diversion. In addition, it will provide information about carpet reclamation specification for a project. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Flooring
    Sponsor:
    The Carpet and Rug Institute
  • Carpet in Educational Facilities

    This course is registered with AIA for 1 HSW hour and talks about the benefits of carpet in educational facilities. This course will show how carpet helped improve student achievement in an elementary school through identifying the physical and non-physical benefits of carpet in classrooms. This course will show how carpet helps to improve acoustics and indoor air quality in schools. We will take a closer look at why carpet is an overall good flooring choice for schools. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Flooring
    Sponsor:
    The Carpet and Rug Institute
  • Window Performance Ratings and Technologies

    This program is registered with AIA for 1 HSW/SD hour and with GBCI for 1 CMP hour. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, buildings consume 40 percent of all the energy used nationwide. Achieving optimal energy efficiency in buildings can drastically reduce overall energy consumption, and windows can play a key role in achieving improved performance. Building energy codes, standards and voluntary practices exist to provide a target for achieving recognized and acceptable levels of energy efficiency and establish minimum performance standards for residential and commercial buildings. This course will provide a thorough introduction to the relationship between windows and energy efficiency and the importance of installing appropriate windows with high performance technologies. We will discuss window performance ratings and how they can help to reduce energy costs and improve the comfort of building occupants. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Windows, Sustainability, Design, Energy Efficiency
    Sponsor:
    Milgard Windows and Doors
  • Sustainability and Glass Facades

    This program is registered with AIA for 1 HSW/SD hour and with GBCI for 1 CMP hour. Learn how a glass façade contributes to a sustainable building, from energy savings and savings on mechanical systems, to occupant health and comfort. It also acts as a primer on building-integrated photovoltaics, or BIPV. This educational unit describes a glass façade building that is intelligently designed, with high-quality glazing and energy efficient frames, passive and active solar shading, operable windows that function automatically or according to occupant design, and even, to take it to the highest level, building integrated photovoltaics. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Sustainability, Design, Building Envelope, Curtain Walls, Energy Efficiency
    Sponsor:
    Schuco
  • NSF/ANSI 140: Sustainability Assessment for Carpet

    This one-hour course focuses 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 elements of the new NSF 140 and use NSF/ASNI 140 effectively to specify carpet. This course is registered with the AIA for 1 HSW/SD hour and with GBCI for 1 CMP hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Flooring, Codes and Standards, Sustainability, Design
    Sponsor:
    The Carpet and Rug Institute
  • The Carpet Industry and Sustainability: Environmental Initiatives

    This one-hour course assist 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. This course has been approved for 1 AIA HSW/SD hour, and 1 GBCI CE hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Flooring, Sustainability, Design
    Sponsor:
    The Carpet and Rug Institute
  • Green Label Plus Testing: Carpet and Adhesives

    This one hour course introduces Green Label Plus testing. Including Green Label Plus requirements in a specification will help create an occupant space that is safer and better for clean, healthy indoor air. In addition, guidelines for specifying low-emitting carpet and adhesives according to high Indoor Air Quality Standards are addressed. This program is registered with the AIA for 1 HSW hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Flooring, Codes and Standards
    Sponsor:
    The Carpet and Rug Institute
  • Carpet in Hospitality

    This course talks about the benefits of carpet in various commercial end use segments. After completing this course, an individual will be able to discuss hospitality needs and requirements, discuss elemets of the selection process, state the importance of technical requirements in performance, installation and maintenance, and discuss sustainable carpet in hospitality. This program is registered with the AIA for 1 CEH. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Flooring, Healthcare Projects
    Sponsor:
    The Carpet and Rug Institute
  • Carpet in Acute Care Facilities

    This course talks about the benefits of carpet in various acute care facilities. After completing this course, an individual will be able to identify the main healthcare segments and how the changing demographic is affecting the choices that the health care industry is making. We will look closely at the role that carpet plays in these types of environments and the benefits of using carpet, such as acoustics, infection control, ergonomics and maintenance savings. This course will look at how the green movement has affected the healthcare industry and how carpet can help maintain a healthy environment. This program is registered with the AIA for 1 CEH. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Flooring, Healthcare Projects
    Sponsor:
    The Carpet and Rug Institute