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Which of the following is innovative about the roof assembly?

 

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What comprises the house's super-insulated roof assembly?

 

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When trying to limit penetrations through the envelope, which of the following is discussed as representing "smart layers" in an "open" building, and is kept accessible as in light-commercial applications?

 

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What was used to adhere Foamglas cellular glass to foundation walls?

 

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The Building Envelope: Innovations in Planning, Materials and Budgets (recorded webcast)

Welcome to the quiz portion of The Building Envelope: Innovations in Planning, Materials and Budgets (recorded webcast)

Learning Objectives
Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:


1. Explain how to make the building envelope of a rehab super-insulated and resilient.
2. Recall innovative products and systems that maximize performance in a rehab.
3. Understand how to salvage a timber frame without compromising performance.
4. Describe integrative planning that incorporates impact- and cost-reducing steps.

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This quiz contains 10 questions. You must answer 8 questions correctly to pass the course and receive credit, but you can take the quiz as many times as you like. It will help to keep the recording open in a separate browser window to refer to as you take the quiz.

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Climate Analysis for Architects

BuildingGreen.com

Webcast registration includes:

  • 1-hour live webcast, including Q&A segment
  • 1 AIA LU/HSW, 1 GBCI CE hour, and 1 LFA hour

About the presenters

Kjell Anderson
AIA, cSBA, LEED AP BD+C

A lifelong Washington resident, Kjell Anderson practices architecture at LMN Architects and works with the LMN Tech Studio (see their blog) in Seattle. When he's not designing buildings and simulating energy performance, he spends time with his wife and daughters, plays the violin/fiddle, and is active in local and national sustainability and AIA initiatives.

Tristan Roberts
Editorial Director, BuildingGreen, Inc.

Tristan is editor of LEEDuser.com, a website that provides how-to resources for LEED certification teams. Tristan is also Editorial Director for BuildingGreen, publishers of LEEDuser as well as Environmental Building News, GreenSpec, and BuildingGreen.com.

Climate Analysis for Architects

LIVE WEBCAST

Tuesday, July 29, 1:30 pm Eastern Time

Kjell Anderson, AIA, cSBA, LEED AP – LMN Architects
Moderated by Tristan Roberts – BuildingGreen, Inc.

Design simulation made easy

Kjell Anderson wants to change the way you think about computer simulation of buildings.

For a lot of people, computer modeling is synonymous with energy modeling, and climate data is something you just input to your energy model.

Anderson wants you to do energy modeling for your buildings, and he wants you to do it early—as BuildingGreen has advocated—not just for "keeping score" at the end.

But he wants to open your eyes to a whole suite of design energy simulation tools that are surprisingly accessible to the average designer or architect and that come before energy modeling, and can actually help generate forms.

Anderson will demonstrate tools that are so easy that they can be used on every project regardless of budget or sustainability objectives, typically taking 3 to 5 hours once you have your system down—and almost no time for projects in a city where you have already done an analysis.

Design solutions you probably hadn’t thought of

Anderson, the author of Design Energy Simulation for Architects: Guide to 3D Graphics (Routledge, 2014), will show in this webcast, with live demonstrations, exactly how he and the LMN Tech Studio perform climate analysis, why, and how it has had immeasurable impact on projects.

By looking at free, publicly available climate data using easily accessible software tools, Anderson has opened up huge energy savings that might not otherwise be considered for an energy model.

For example, Anderson will show how he has created "solar roses" for projects revealing which climates have cloudier afternoons versus cloudier mornings, which may influence the proper orientation of buildings and solar arrays.

He has found surprising results, like the residential project in India that is considering an unconventional north-south orientation to catch prevailing winds, while taking advantage of the cloudy summer monsoon season to reduce solar loads.

"It looks cool"

Anderson presents these tools in a way that designers will find inspirational and generative, opening up new solutions—rather than relying on old rules of thumb that can make green buildings look too much alike.

As part of this webcast, Anderson will also cover these topics:

  • How to generate useful output with cool graphics—which Anderson uses on the first few pages of a client package
  • Which tools to use, and why. We’ll cover tools including Ecotect, DIVA for Rhino and Rhino plugins Grasshopper, Ladybug + Honeybee, and the LMN Climate Visualizer (free).
  • How to easily run climate analyses with future weather data—for the 100+ year building
  • When in the design process to do this analysis
  • How long it actually takes—less than you would think

Kjell answers your questions and shares his practical experience

Anderson will take your questions about how to use these tools—and show how he has successfully integrated them into LMN projects and client proposals.

Register today

As a BuildingGreen member, you are able to register for this webcast for free.

Click here to get free access to the webcast

Zero Energy Remodeler: Online Courses

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Dear [realname],

Welcome to the online component of your Zero Energy Remodeler Course, cosponsored by Efficiency Vermont and BuildingGreen. Completion of the online component and attendance at all three live classes is required for successful completion of the course.

We've broken this online component into two parts. You should complete the first part, Introduction to High-Performance Building Assemblies, no later than Friday July 18th.

Here are the links for Introduction to High-Performance Building Assemblies:

Lesson 1: http://www2.buildinggreen.com/EM7RCH9Z
Lesson 2: http://www2.buildinggreen.com/GL2KXM1Q
Lesson 3: http://www2.buildinggreen.com/VJ6NNF3R
Lesson 4: http://www2.buildinggreen.com/YK7PAV4X

Note: You must successfully complete the quiz at the end of Lesson 4 to be able to attend the first online webinar on July 22nd.

Below are the links for part two, Choosing and Detailing Insulation for High-Performance Assemblies, which you should complete no later than Monday, August 18th. 

Lesson 1: http://www2.buildinggreen.com/XH34D9OX
Lesson 2: http://www2.buildinggreen.com/QF29EW2K
Lesson 3: http://www2.buildinggreen.com/JJ64PM4A
Lesson 4: http://www2.buildinggreen.com/TZ48YU2P

Note: Each lesson has a quiz at the end. You must successfully complete all four quizzes to be able to attend the second online webinar on August 21st.

Questions? Please contact me by phone 800-861-0954 (US or Canada) or 802-257-7300, or email me personally at customersupport@BuildingGreen.com.

Best regards,

Charlotte Snyder
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Webcast: Healthy Insulation, Buildable Details

BuildingGreen.com
Pay $99 to watch the webcast and get the 92-page report; Insulation Choices

The BuildingGreen Guarantee

Whichever option you choose, you are protected by BuildingGreen's 100% guarantee: If you are dissatisfied in any way, you can cancel and receive a full refund of your most recent payment, no questions asked.

About the presenters

Steven Baczek
Architect

Steven Baczek is a registered architect with over 20 years of construction industry experience. His initial training in the contracting trades, coupled with his architectural experience has made him not only an architect with full respect for the integration of design and construction, but an expert in building technology as well.

Many of Steve's architectural projects have been Building America demonstration projects, featuring a systems approach to building durable, healthy, comfortable, energy efficient, and environmentally responsible structures. Steve utilizes his full-spectrum building expertise in everything from design review and analysis to post occupancy building failure investigations.

Steve's primary focus of "New Construction" work as an architect is high performance residential projects. His work has included a number of LEED Platinum and Zero Energy Homes, and also includes one of the first Passive Houses built in New England. In addition to new construction, Steve has also done extensive work in the areas of architectural renovation and building systems re-engineering. These projects have included "Deep Energy Retrofits" and Zero Energy renovations.

Peter Yost
Vice President, Technical Services
BuildingGreen

Peter Yost is the person you turn to if you want to truly understand how to design or retrofit a high-performing building. He brings more than 25 years experience in building, researching, teaching, writing, and consulting on high-performance homes. His expertise stretches from construction waste management and advanced framing to energy efficiency and building durability.

Peter has been called upon to provide building-science expertise to the nation's leading homebuilding programs, including NAHB's Green Building Standard, USGBC's LEED for Homes, EPA's WaterSense, and the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America.

Peter is an instructor for the Boston Architectural College's Sustainable Design Certificate program and for the University of Massachusetts Department of Building Materials and Wood Technology program in Amherst.

A LEED AP, he is a past co-chair of the USGBC's LEED for Homes program, a member of the LEED faculty, and a certified instructor for the NAHB Advanced Green Building: Building Science course.

Live Webcast: Healthy Insulation... Buildable Details

Your healthiest insulation choices…and how to detail them in high-performance assemblies.

Determining what type of insulation to install (and how much) can be complex from many angles—environmental issues, human health, performance, and building science.

No other product category offers such a diverse range of materials and properties. And on top of the wide range of existing insulation materials, there are new products appearing all the time!

Then there's the issue of how to specify and install insulation products within assemblies that deliver the required performance.

Two high-performance building experts show how to connect environmental and other performance considerations with design and project-level details.

In a one-hour live webcast, architect Steve Baczek and BuildingGreen's Peter Yost will give you real-world examples of how to select insulation materials that fit big-picture environmental concerns—and how to incorporate them into actual assemblies that meet the highest standards of performance.

In addition to a discussion of BuildingGreen's top insulation picks for specific applications, Steve and Pete will show you photos supporting the details—from three of Steve’s high performance projects:

  • Residential new construction
  • Residential retrofit
  • A Passivhaus project

For each case study above, you'll learn about job site issues including ease of use by contractors, assembly vs. component considerations, and the specific environmental considerations behind the insulation choices.

Bonus: Register for the webcast and receive BuildingGreen's 92-page special report, Insulation Choices, with detailed analysis of all of the common (and not so common) insulation materials, along with the industry's most valuable charts for guiding insulation choices.

Optional with your webcast registration: Unit 1 of BuildingGreen's newest online course—Choosing and Detailing Insulation for High-Performance Assemblies

92 pages of written materials and 194 minutes of video gives you detailed, practical guidance on the health, environmental and performance properties of insulating materials—and how to specify these materials within the construction details of specific assemblies.

In just 4 weekly lessons, this course will give you:

  • The latest information on the key material properties of insulation products and materials
  • BuildingGreen's recommended insulation choices for specific applications
  • Detailed sectional 3-D views and discussions of 4 recommended below-grade assemblies, 3 above-grade assemblies, and 3 roof assemblies
  • Recommendations for when the high-performance assemblies above are—or are not—appropriate
  • 10 AIA/GBCI/NARI CEUs and 5 BPI CEUs

While the course will come to you in 4 weekly installments, you'll be able to access all of the videos and downloadable materials (and take the quizzes at the end of each unit to receive education credits) up to a year from now.

Two options for watching the webcast:

Option 1: Watch the webcast free and sign up for our self-paced course on high-performance building assemblies. First unit is free and units 2, 3, and 4 cost $49.95 each. Option 2: Watch for the webcast for $99

The BuildingGreen Guarantee

Whichever option you choose, you are protected by BuildingGreen’s 100% guarantee: If you are dissatisfied in any way, you can cancel and receive a full refund of your most recent payment, no questions asked.

On-demand webcast: Introduction to High-Performance Building Assemblies

BuildingGreen.com

The BuildingGreen Guarantee

Whichever option you choose, you are protected by BuildingGreen’s 100% guarantee: If you are dissatisfied in any way, you can cancel and receive a full refund of your most recent payment, no questions asked.

About the presenter

Peter Yost
Vice President, Technical Services

Peter Yost is the person you turn to if you want to truly understand how to design or retrofit a high-performing building. He brings more than 25 years experience in building, researching, teaching, writing, and consulting on high-performance homes. His expertise stretches from construction waste management and advanced framing to energy efficiency and building durability.

Peter has been called upon to provide building-science expertise to the nation’s leading homebuilding programs, including NAHB's Green Building Standard, USGBC's LEED for Homes, EPA's WaterSense, and the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America.

Peter is an instructor for the Boston Architectural College's Sustainable Design Certificate program and for the University of Massachusetts Department of Building Materials and Wood Technology program in Amherst.

A LEED AP, he is a past co-chair of the USGBC's LEED for Homes program, a member of the LEED faculty, and a certified instructor for the NAHB Advanced Green Building: Building Science course.

On-Demand Webcast: The GreenSpec Guide to 11 Key Building Product Sectors

Why high-performance assemblies? And why now?

Today we demand better thermal performance from our buildings than ever—and that means integrating site-responsive orientation, climate-responsive form, hefty R-values, efficient mechanical systems, healthy indoor air, and glazing that effectively balances daylight and heat gain.

But higher performance comes at a price: Designers and builders must pay attention to hundreds of hidden components. Things like corner joints. Window flashing. Hundreds of beads of sealant and runs of tape.

Poorly designed, specified, or installed details in these areas can burden building owners with moisture and mold problems... façades falling to pieces... and drafty interiors that send tenants packing—sometimes, even suing.

Building science expert outlines key principles behind high-performance assembly design

In a one-hour on-demand webcast, BuildingGreen Vice President of Technical Services Peter Yost will give you the building science knowledge and practical guidance to start getting higher performance from your building assemblies. Among the essential topics he'll cover:

  • How water moves through buildings
  • Continuous barriers: air, water, thermal
  • Vapor profiles vs. vapor retarders
  • What is WUFI — and is it for you?
  • To vent or not to vent...assemblies

A Q&A session will answer your specific questions about high-performance assemblies.

Optional with your webcast registration: Unit 1 of BuildingGreen's online course

Peter designed BuildingGreen's 4-part online course, Fundamentals of High-Performance Building Assemblies, for architects and builders seeking methodologies for how best to design and manage assembly details and achieve superior performance—while avoiding expensive pitfalls.

The course includes over 101 minutes of video and 141 pages of downloadable course materials—and qualifies for continuing education credits from AIA, GBCI, BPI and NARI.

Choose Option 1 below and your webcast registration gives you free access to all of the course materials for Unit 1. Click here for more information about the course.

Two options for registering

Option 1: Register free for the webcast and sign up for our self-paced course on high-performance building assemblies. First unit is free and units 2, 3, and 4 cost $49.95 each. Option 2: Register for the webcast for $99

Whichever option you choose, you are protected by BuildingGreen’s 100% guarantee: If you are dissatisfied in any way, you can cancel and receive a full refund of your most recent payment, no questions asked.