Monday, July 25, 2011

Hudson Valley Smart Growth Alliance Webinair Schedule

Structures, Building Envelopes & The Planet 

This is a live-on-line webinar that you can participate in via computer from your office or home.  No driving, no parking. Now how green is that?  Register below for one of the following dates and times.  Registration closes at the end of the previous business day for each webinar.  

Tuesday, July 26th 11 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday, August 3rd  12 Noon - 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 4th 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Creating buildings that actually accomplish low energy usage requires careful attention to the building envelope details. The structural elements that are part of the building envelopes can sometimes make or break a building's energy performance. We'll address thermal bridging, foundation insulation discontinuities, identify some problem conditions (using infrared images), and present some solution options. We'll also review positive and negative sustainability aspects of concrete, wood, and steel. At the end we'll compare the attributes of "stick" (stud and purlin) construction, Structural insulated Panels, and Insulated Concrete Forms.

Course Outline:
Structures and Sustainability -- 20 min.
Envelop the Steel Part I -- 30 min.
Interactive Exercise -- 10 min.
Envelop the Steel Part 2 -- 15 min.
The Bottom of the Envelope -- 15 min.
Sticks, SIPs, and ICF's -- 15 min.
Q & Q    Quiz + Questions -- 15 min.
TOTAL -- 120 min.

Learning Objectives: 
1) Discern the sustainability advantages vs. disadvantages of the most common structural building materials.
2) Compare the energy loss potential of details with thermal steel bridging, compared to an envelope with no bridging.
3) Identify structural details that can compromise a building envelope's performance.
4) Contrast the energy loss potential of different foundation and slab edge details.
5) Become familiar with the basics of Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) construction and Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) construction, and some of their benefits.

This webinar qualifies for 2 AIA LU (HSW/SD), 2 P.E. PDH's & 2 GBCI CE's. 

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