Hanley Wood University

 

Design

  • 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
  • Wasteland Revival

    This article was originally published in the July 2012 print and digital editions of ARCHITECT magazine and is registered with the AIA for 1 HSW/SD hour. Brownfields are critical in the repositioning of our postindustrial developments. Cleaning and building on a brownfield can transform a blemish on the map into a thriving hub of activity - particularly if designers have a say in the process. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Sustainability, Design, Sitework, Land Planning
  • The Benefits of Hydrotherapy

    1 LU AIA

    This learning unit is registered with the AIA for 1 CEH and will address the health benefits of hydrotherapy and the importance of correctly selecting a home hydrotherapy system to match the needs of the occupant. When selecting a hydrotherapy system it is important to understand the various types available today, and how different systems will offer unique benefits to the occupants. How the systems operate, what features they offer and the types, styles, and placements of water and air jets in the system should be understood and considered when selecting the right hydrotherapy system for the occupant. Finally, it is critical to understand how the hydrotherapy system will impact the design and construction of the house, including the impact on an aging customer base and Universal Design. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2012
    Subject(s):
    Architecture, Bath, Tubs, Design
    Sponsor:
    Jacuzzi
  • Virtual Reinvention Symposium

    With fewer projects available, architects must claim more of the opportunities each project entails. Reinvention is a high-level design conference focused exclusively on the design and practice issues important to residential architects. The symposium attracts more than 150 residential architects from across the country every year. The eighth annual Reinvention Symposium took place December 7-9, 2011, in Phoenix, AZ, and examined new practice models innovative architects can use to survive these tough times and position themselves to thrive in the upturn. Don’t miss out on content from the 2011 Reinvention Symposium! All programs are registered with the AIA for education credit. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2012
    Subject(s):
    Architecture, Business, Conferences, Design
    Sponsor:
    Milgard Windows and Doors, Plastpro
  • What a High-Design Firm Learned from Prefab

    1 LU AIA/SD/HSW

    If you’ve ever dreamed of expanding your influence on American housing, you’ll learn from the inspiring and perspiring journey one top-ranking firm took to reinvent the mass market formula. Lake/Flato’s Porch House combines the indoor/outdoor living and vernacular architecture the firm is famous for, along with a set of modules for maximum flexibility in siting, adaptability to a myriad of program needs, and sustainability in fabrication and construction. This session is registered with the AIA for 1 HSW/SD hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2012
    Subject(s):
    Architecture, Business, Conferences, Design
    Sponsor:
    Milgard Windows and Doors, Plastpro
  • Architect-Led Development

    1 LU AIA

    When money for new projects is tight, sometimes the best avenue for finding a willing client is to look in the mirror. Design-led development is not for the faint of heart, but it puts complete project accountability into the hands of the architect. Maximum risks promise maximum return and the ultimate in project realization. This session is registered with the AIA for 1 hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2012
    Subject(s):
    Architecture, Business, Conferences, Design
    Sponsor:
    Milgard Windows and Doors, Plastpro
  • The Fine Art of Blogging and Other New Media Marketing Strategies

    Everyone these days feels the pressure to compete on price. The downward drumbeat on fees and profit margins is very difficult to resist unless you’ve found a better way to differentiate yourself in your market. Savvy architects know that the best clients are looking for a relationship that clicks, and they vet this judgment upon word-of-mouth recommendations, personal interactions, and, increasingly, on the cyber persona firms project. BUILD llc in Seattle has developed a widely recognized online blog and a forward-thinking website that underline the thoughtfulness and care its design-build practice brings to its customers and projects. According to the partners, Build llc stands for permanence, sustainability and efficiency, qualities that--promoted with the help of their social media outreach--have helped it thrive in tough times. This session is registered with the AIA for 1 hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2012
    Subject(s):
    Architecture, Business, Conferences, Design
    Sponsor:
    Milgard Windows and Doors, Plastpro