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Understanding Today’s Veneer & Venetian Plasters

This seminar provides an understanding of today’s interior veneer & Venetian finishes.  We review the history of these decorative materials, the differences between interior veneer plasters, traditional Venetian plaster, and similar decorative finishing techniques, and the key features and benefits that make today’s advanced technologies an attractive, long-term, cost effective option for commercial, institutional & residential applications.  Important concepts covered in this session include:  proper substrate selection & surface preparation; application.

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Overcome the Barriers to Adoption of Secondary Glycol Refrigeration Systems

Secondary glycol refrigeration systems continue to warrant investigation for application in supermarkets due to several major benefits related to corporate social responsibility and government regulation. Adoption of these systems has been limited however, due to labor intensive system balancing, control issues and a system energy penalty. By understanding and weighing the benefits and disadvantages of secondary glycol versus direct expansion refrigeration systems, it makes it easier to calculate the total cost of ownership. And by understanding methods to improve the critical system controls, it may help to eliminate some of the barriers to greater adoption of these systems.

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1 GBCI CE Hour
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Water Sustainability - Water Reuse Strategies

This seminar will review the benefits and challenges of implementing various water re-use strategies, focused on building HVAC and Plumbing systems.  The seminar will also define the net zero water concept and strategies for achieving a net zero water condition at a site through various case studies.  Four sources will be described: Sub-surface Water, Rainwater, Gray-water and Black-water.  Public policy (codes, etc.) changes required to more readily integrate these strategies into standard building design will be discussed.  Case study information from actual and proposed water re-use projects will be presented, including a summary review of the financial benefits associated with incorporating these strategies.  The technological advances that have helped such systems to readily be used will be shared along with the water quality considerations associated with alternative water sources and potential end uses.  Taking advantage of the availability of “wasted water” by the systems designer is based on whether they are aware of the critical elements that define successful system design, an overview of such design elements will be part of this seminar.

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1 GBCI CE Hour
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Integrating Innovative HVAC Systems in Educational Environments

This webinar will present a general discussion of the integration of innovative HVAC systems in high performance learning environments.  Architects and Engineers from LPA, Inc. will present several recent case studies of California K12 and Higher Education projects that include HVAC solutions that promote energy efficiency and improved indoor environmental quality.

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Passive Solar Heating Basics

The Passive Solar Heating Basics webinar is designed to provide attendees of all backgrounds and experience levels with the fundamental science and the practical knowledge necessary to conceptualize building designs that incorporate various passive solar heating systems. The webinar draws on a number of strategies, resources, and precedences to offer a comprehensive introduction to passive solar heating systems from basic concepts to critical design guidelines.

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Stucco and Continuous Insulation

This webinar is presented from an architect and stucco consultant’s perspective and begins with a brief review of the purpose and requirements for continuous insulation (CI) in exterior building wall assemblies.  It is focused and packed full of information on the primary available solutions, both generic and proprietary, for creating wall assemblies with CI and stucco.  Essential considerations and other factors pro and con for each solution will be reviewed with an opportunity for participant discussion at the conclusion.

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The Role of Continuing Education in Sustainability

This keynote presentation will kick off the 2013 VGE annual online trade show and will highlight the role of continuing education in sustainability. Doug Gatlin, Vice President of LEED and Product Management at the U.S. Green Building Council, will discuss the importance of continuing education in advancing the understanding and knowledge of innovative practices in green building, and will highlight new resources the USGBC is developing to support the next version of LEED.

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A Candid Discussion on the Use of BIM Software

Still wondering about BIM and how it will affect your next project? (Pros/Cons, Positives/Negatives, etc.) This Webinar will feature "real world" information from a case study of an integrated BIM project for a Health Sciences building on the campus of a midwest university.

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1 RCI CEH
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Top 10 Considerations for Specifying a Single Ply Membrane in 2013

This course will provide insight into the key issues facing architects and specifiers that affect decisions they must make about roofing system selection. While many of the materials that comprise a roofing system have not dramatically changed in the past 15 or more years, many external needs of the building envelope have changed and these revisions often drive roofing system selection.  In addition to the needs of the building envelope, there have been improvements in material installation methods which will also be covered during this session.

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How and When To Apply Liquid Desiccant HVAC Systems for Greater Humidity Control & Energy Efficiency

Dry air is essential for human comfort and keeps buildings free of bacteria and mold. In industrial processes, low and/or precise humidity conditions are vital for producing quality products in clean, safe conditions. Learn about liquid desiccant technology’s alternative approach to dehumidification and cooling. Starting with a brief look at humidity removal as a critical, growing portion of an A/C’s total load, the webinar also explains how liquid desiccant effectively cools, dries and cleans the air using 20%+ less energy than conventional systems. Numerous real life examples in a variety of applications are included.

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