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Sustainable Building Design

6 HSW/SD Credits - AIA CES Provider: Philip Fretwell, Architect
The story of how designers stopped wasting materials and began preserving Earth's resources. Based on The Whole Building Design Guide & The National Institute of Building Sciences.
This AIA approved course also counts for non-AIA Architects.

SEMINAR PREVIEW - 50 of 700 PowerPoint Slides Total
Part 1: The Role of Buildings and the Case for Whole Building Design.
Part 2: Energy Consumption, Solar Power, and Sustainable Designs
Part 3: Water Resources and Conservation
Part 4: Recycling Materials and Renewable Energy Systems

 Preview plays automatically.  You can pause it. 
You can change the slides at your own pace.

Sustainable Building Design Preview


Key Words:

Transportation / Habitat / Heat Island / Light Pollution / Land Use / Brownfield Redevelopment / Storm water / Light Pollution / Landscaping / Waste water / Waste water Reduction / Renewable Energy / Green Power / Recycling / Building Reuse / Waste Management / Certified Wood / Rapidly Renewable Materials / Regional Products / Indoor Air Quality / Ventilation / Low Emitting Materials / Pollutant Control / Thermal / Day lighting

Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss the impact of buildings on the world carbon footprint and tell how you as an architect could make sensible design changes to reduce that footprint.
  2. List ways fossil fuel use could be reduced by using specific renewable energy sources. Discuss current practical limitations to renewable energy sources.
  3. Explain how underground aquifers can be recharged as a result of the architects decisions made during the site planning and landscaping process.
  4. Critically evaluate recycling efforts for building waste and consumer waste. Prioritize waste stream economic values and speculate as to which recycled materials cost more than the effort is worth.
To take this seminar remotely, on your own computer or media device, 
click the following link:

Online Seminar Registration Form
Online Course #  AIA4010320LL
Your seminar will be emailed within 4 working days. 
Once you receive your online seminar, it is yours to keep.


Click Here for Seminar Fees
What is an online seminar?
It is exactly like the preview slides, shown in a slideshow format - a series of discrete individualized slides of high resolution.

We email the web access link and you can watch it on a
laptop, iPad, Kindle, or a Nook whenever you want and wherever you are.

How do I get Credit?
Online seminars come in 4 parts.  Write a paragraph on each part.

Your paragraph would cover what slides were
most informative and your reactions to selected slides.

T
he best scheme is to open a word document and simply type in comments as you pass interesting slides in the seminar.
When you finish, you will have what we require as a response to document that you have completed the seminar.

Email it to us at
architectseminars@gmail.com. It then becomes part of your course record and credit is approved.

Our Online Seminars are 6 credit hours each.

You can see previews and sign up for any of our online courses by clicking the links below:

Online Seminar Advantages:

  • You can watch as many times as you like for references and resources.
  • Any architect in your office can get AIA credit by paying the online fee and following reporting instructions.
  • Any IDP in your office can get free AIA credit by pairing with an architect who has paid the registration fee.
  • Conduct your own seminar.  Designate a discussion leader.  Use an office projector.
Get 6 AIA credits for colleagues in your office, in one day, without leaving the premises (each must sign-up individually to receive a certificate)... An economical way to get LU credits for your entire staff.


Have fun.  Discuss the topics.  Earn credits.



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