Hanley Wood University

 

Green Design

  • Post-Frame Buildings: A Light-Commercial Mainstay

    1 LU

    In this era of growing interest in all things sustainable and cost-effective, post-frame construction and its primary material, wood, are gaining favor in construction, including in the light-commercial market. As such, post-frame building systems are now an application of choice for low-rise, light-commercial buildings such as office and municipal buildings because of their energy efficiency, versatility, and durability. This course will examine post-frame building systems including their versatility, range of applications, structural features and key performance characteristics. Take the course.

    Posted:
    January 2014
    Subject(s):
    Green Building, Green Builders, Green Design, Framing
    Sponsor:
    National Frame Building Association
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Six Benefits of Post-Frame Building Systems: From Cost Savings to Sustainability

    1 LU HSW

    Post-frame buildings are engineered wood-frame systems that feature large, widely-spaced supporting columns. Post-frame buildings offer numerous advantages that make them an ideal choice for low-rise commercial construction. This course will cover the six key benefits of post-frame building systems, including cost savings, energy efficiency, code compliance, sustainability, design flexibility, and durability. The course will also present numerous case studies that demonstrate cost and time of construction for typical post-frame building projects. Take the course.

    Posted:
    January 2014
    Subject(s):
    Green Design, Framing, Sustainability
    Sponsor:
    National Frame Building Association
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Advancing Sustainability Through Product Performance and Transparency

    1 LU HSW

    The best path to a sustainable building is to know what’s in the materials being used to build it. However, questions remain among manufacturers and buyers about just how to evaluate and compare the environmental profiles of similar building products and materials. This course will discuss each of these tools and how they can collectively provide information regarding the environmental impact of products, as well as their environmental performance, and offer an objective means of comparing similar products. Ultimately, these mechanisms enable buyers to make more informed decisions about the products they purchase, spurring further advances in product sustainability. Take the course.

    Posted:
    January 2014
    Subject(s):
    Sustainability, Green Standards, Green Design
    Sponsor:
    UL Environment
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Healthy Indoor Air Quality by Design

    1 LU HSW

    This course will communicate the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) and empower architects, designers and specifiers to employ strategies to improve the IAQ in the spaces they design. There will be 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 specifying certified low emitting products as a proven method for controlling VOC emissions that invade the indoor environment. Take the course.

    Posted:
    January 2014
    Subject(s):
    Green Design
    Sponsor:
    UL Environment
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • LEED v4: Transformation through Transparency, Health, and Achievement

    1 LU HSW

    This course will review LEED version 4 and how it will transform the marketplace for high performance buildings by encouraging and rewarding the use of products that provide transparency into their manufacture, certification of their performance to a standard and impact on the environment and human health. Changes to the rating system will be discussed, including new credits and new tools to help obtain these credits. The course will demonstrate how LEED version 4 is raising the bar for sustainable achievement. Take the course.

    Posted:
    January 2014
    Subject(s):
    Green Design, LEED
    Sponsor:
    UL Environment
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Transparency: The Role of Environmental Product Declarations

    1 LU HSW

    Recently, 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 number of environmental, social, and health impacts. International tools have been developed to easily communicate some of this information through what is known as an environmental product declaration (EPD), which can be thought of as a nutrition label for building products. This course will provide an understanding of the global demand for environmental product declarations in the building industry, how they are developed, and their limitations. Take the course.

    Posted:
    January 2014
    Subject(s):
    Environmental Product Declarations, Green Products, Green Design
    Sponsor:
    UL Environment
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Underfloor Service Distribution

    1 LU HSW

    This article originally appeared in the November 2013 issue of ARCHITECT magazine. The ability of a building to change for an occupant’s shifting needs must meet the same three main criteria as green buildings themselves: high performance, sustainability and cost effectiveness. This article examines the growing popularity of underfloor service distribution (UFSD) as a key strategy for green buildings. This is achieved by creating buildings that can be retrofitted when companies or institutions come and go, when they expand and contract, when they rethink, refocus and renovate. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2013
    Subject(s):
    Green Design, Flooring
    Sponsor:
    Tate
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • A Natural Stance – The Bow Seeks to Redefine Sustainability in Human Wellness Course

    1 LU HSW/SD/AIA

    This article originally appeared in the February 2012 print and digital editions of ARCHITECT magazine. The article discusses the sustainable design features of a new high-rise in Calgary as they relate to occupant comfort and building performance. This article is registered for 1 HSW/SD AIA CEH. Take the course.

    Posted:
    March 2012
    Subject(s):
    Sustainability, Green Design, Indoor Air Quality
  • An Olympic Feat

    This article originally appeared in the January 2012 print and digital editions of ARCHITECT magazine and is registered for 1 CEH with AIA. The article explores three new stadiums for London's 2012 Games and describes the design challenges set forth by the London Organizing Committee of Olympic and Paralympic Games. The structures combine structural innovation with sustainability to ensure a positive legacy long after the torch moves on. Take the course.

    Posted:
    February 2012
    Subject(s):
    Sustainability, Green Design
  • REGREEN Webinar Series

    The REGREEN program was created through a partnership between the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Foundation and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). REGREEN was launched in March 2008 with the release of the REGREEN Residential Remodeling Guidelines. The guidelines address the major elements of any green renovation project, including the site of the home, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, material and resources, and indoor environmental quality. The REGREEN™ curriculum builds on foundational knowledge of the REGREEN Residential Remodeling Guidelines© to assist you in identifying and evaluating which green considerations, concepts and strategies will make a meaningful and positive impact in your next project. REGREEN™ courses build participant skills in integrated pre-design issues and strategies by building system and project specific planning and implementation issues. Learn about the science behind green remodeling strategies and how to implement them while capitalizing on positive synergies and avoiding unintended negative ones. The four webinars in this series each offer continuing education credits with the following organizations: GBCI, ASID, AIA, and NARI. Take the course.

    Posted:
    August 2011
    Subject(s):
    Green Remodeling, Green Design, Interior Design
    Sponsor:
    USGBC and ASID