Hanley Wood University

 

Sustainability

  • 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
  • Understanding Bio-Based Sustainable Commercial Carpets

    1 LU AIA

    Synthetic carpet fibers like Nylon, PET (polyester), and polypropylene are almost exclusively petroleum based. Today, new technology has enabled a bio-based PTT (triexta) commercial carpet fiber that helps reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Understanding the performance benefits, drawbacks, and sustainable attributes of bio-based PTT versus other synthetic carpet fiber types available today is important for architects, commercial builders, and facility managers. Take the course.

    Posted:
    May 2013
    Subject(s):
    Sustainability
    Sponsor:
    DuPont Sorona
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Building Materials Matter: How Green Rating Systems, Codes, and Sourcing Practices Influence Specification Decisions

    1 LU

    As a building material, responsibly-sourced wood contributes to efficient construction and operation. Review today’s prevalent green rating systems, building codes and standards as they related to ensuring responsible building practices. Sustainable sourcing of wood, it’s economic, social and environmental implications, and how it factors into rating systems, codes and sourcing practices are addressed. This program is registered with the AIA for 1 HSW/SD hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2012
    Subject(s):
    Sustainability, Codes and Standards, Wood
    Sponsor:
    reThink Wood
  • 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
  • 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