May 2014 eLearning Notes
These are some online courses and webinars which may be of interest. Some of these are online webinars that are held at particular times. Others are on-demand presentations that can be accessed at any time. Please note that not all of these have direct reporting of learning units, and some of these will need to be self-reported for credit.
Transparency: The Role of Environmental Product Declarations
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.
CREDITS: 1 AIA LU/HSW, 1 GBCI CE Hour
Discover New Features in OpenStudio v1.3.0
OpenStudio 1.3 was released several weeks back. And while this release doesn't have any exciting new features like parametric analysis on the cloud, there is some very useful added support for HVAC and refrigeration. Performance Systems Development (PSD) Consulting will be giving a free webinar on these new features.
Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST
2014 Roof Requirements:
A Design Review of Materials and Codes
This presentation provides requirements for successful low-slope and roof design. Emphasis is placed on system components and defines design requirements, materials selection and codes. Materials that meet new and future energy efficiency regulations are presented.
Provide participants with an understanding of roof system design
Establish the proper codes and materials that are required for current roof design
Identify new energy-efficient materials used in roof systems
Define new and future energy regulations that relate to roof system design
Date: May 13, 2014
Time: 2 p.m. EST
Credit: 1 AIA LU | 1 RCI CEH
Note: these courses have not been organized by AIA Huron Valley. Please use the link(s) in each individual event description to sign up for the event in question.