Upcoming virtual classes
Tuesday, May 11, 10:30 AM - Noon
Beyond Zero tells the story of an emerging carbon drawdown, in which construction and every other human industry reverses the engine of climate disruption and begins to absorb the heat-trapping gases in the air by turning them into useful products. Bruce King will give examples of efforts to create jobs and grow businesses by healing the climate. Drawing on the wisdom in history, the best of technology, and the magical brilliance of Nature, we are quickly learning how to live and build in accord with natural laws.
Thursday, May 13, 9 - 11 AM
Have you ever questioned how to determine compliance in the built environment? When every building inspector you deal with seems to come to a different conclusion than the last one did? Do you wonder what tools are best to use and why? In this session, we will review industry standard practices, the how’s and why’s of site verification and ways to improve compliance in the schematic, design and construction document phases.
Tuesday, May 18, 11 AM - Noon
Even before the COVID-19 era, commercial real estate had been wrestling with the existential questions of the future of office buildings. The pandemic has intensified some of these developments and heightened the need for flexible office space, adaptive reuse, more-efficient homes that accommodate telework, and healthier buildings. This presentation will discuss the trends in buildings and how COVID-19 may further shape the relationship between indoor air quality (IAQ) and energy efficiency for years to come. It will present a method to combine energy efficiency and healthy buildings in building upgrades, and provide a tool to quantify productivity gains from improved indoor environment quality.