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    Green Development

    Learn from the recent growth history of the state of Florida and the mechanisms used to institute Green Development. This course introduces the engineer to the components of sustainability or “Green Development.” In 1990-2000, Florida’s population grew by 23.5%, with an increase of 3 million people. Approximately 6,000 people move to Florida each week. Over the last 5 years, the number of new single-family detached 福彩app是正规的吗s built each year in the state has grown steadily from 117,310 ...
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    Performance Benefits of Insulated Metal Panels

    Provides an overview of the sustainable and building performance benefits of insulated metal wall and roof panels and includes discussions on materials, design and finish options, construction life cycle, enhanced building performance and energy conservation, and applications.
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    Commercial and Industrial IMP Building Envelope Solutions

    Provides an overview of the insulated metal panel in commercial and industrial building applications, its components and manufacturing, design options, and contribution to energy performance and build speed savings.
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    Under-Slab Vapor Retarders/Barriers: Restricting Moisture Infiltration

    Provides an overview of the causes and consequences of moisture problems beneath concrete slabs in flooring applications, as well as a discussion on the types and characteristics of under-slab vapor retarders/barriers.
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    Rust Prevention 101

    Provides an overview of the of importance of rust prevention and treatment and includes discussions on the rusting process, surface preparation, coating types, and choosing appropriate coating systems.
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    Moisture Protection for Concrete and Masonry

    Provides an overview of methods of reducing moisture intrusion in concrete and masonry walls with an emphasis on the role of sealers and coatings.
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    High Performance Barrier Wall Systems Using Insulated Metal Panels

    Provides an overview of insulated metal panels as barrier wall within rainscreen wall systems, their performance benefits and contribution to energy efficiency.
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    An Introduction to Priming

    Provides an overview of the key reasons to apply a primer to every surface before painting a topcoat. Surface preparation, typical primer applications, stain-blocking and functionally specific primers are discussed.
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    Specifying Stock Components for Architectural Metal Work

    The course includes a discussion on: how to choose the best material for you福彩app是正规的吗r job; available systems and their components; engineering data and the formulas to provide safe installations.
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    Aggregate Piers for Settlement Control and Bearing Capacity

    Provides an introduction to ground improvement technology and an in depth look at aggregate piers, their function, installation and benefits.
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    Use of Coatings to Prevent Mold and Mildew Damage

    Provides an overview of advances in antimicrobial mold and mildew-proof primers, paints, wallcovering installation systems, waterproofing coatings and remediation cleaners. Permeability of wallcovering and coatings to install them with, plus green building specification information for high performance, low VOC coatings for the prevention of mold and mildew are also reviewed.
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    Speech Privacy & Sound Masking in Modern Architecture

    Provides an overview of the role sound masking systems play within the context of speech privacy, with a focus on the principles of speech privacy, the fundamentals of how speech privacy is achieved, and what metrics are used to measure it.
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    A Practical Look at Green Buildings for Contractors

    This course is aimed at Contractors and their trades who are working on green building projects or who would like to be more involved in green buildings. This course will provide an overview of what a green building is, different ways that Contractors and their trades can get involved, and the key areas that fall under the Contractor’s responsibility when executing a LEED® project.
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    Sustainable Community Planning Essentials

    Provides an overview of sustainable community design, with a focus on applying the six basic planning principles to integrate buildings into communities, which in turn creates healthy, peaceful, environmentally conscious spaces.
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    Sustainable Solid Waste Management Planning

    Provides an overview of the importance of developing an integrated waste management plan (IWMP), and includes discussions on the environmental impacts of waste, the keys elements of an IWMP and the steps involved in developing a comprehensive IWMP.
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    Creating a LEED® Healthcare Facility from Groundbreaking to Completion

    Provides an overview of how a collaborative team effort between the owner, designers and contractors can establish project goals for sustainability and energy efficiency that result in LEED® certification of a healthcare facility.
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    Sustainable Building Materials: LEED® Application for Transparency and Environmental Accountability

    Sustainability through multi-attribute assessments are introduced to help the building professional utilize more comprehensive sources. This course addresses new techniques, risks, and basic leadership skills for successful sustainable projects. Furthermore, it looks at how design and construction teams can cooperate with material suppliers in tracing a material’s life-cycle from raw material extraction, manufacture, installation, and finally, material end-of-life considerations. The new Gre...
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    Aesthetics of Glass

    Join us for an exploration of the glass and glazing options which can influence overall building aesthetics. The program starts by reviewing individual glass choices such as color, coatings and ceramic frit. In addition, photographs of the options will be shown finished buildings as a means of visualizing he aesthetic effects. After reviewing individual options, participants will learn how glass features can be combined and incorporated together with finished projects.
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    Infusing Color Throughout Kitchen & Bath Design

    Provides an overview of the use of color in kitchen and bath design and includes discussions on color basics, physiological response to color, socio-cultural color associations, the history of color in the kitchen and bath, and infusing color in kitchen and bath design.
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    Economics of Green Building

    This LEED® Specific course provides an overview of the economics of LEED® green building design and includes discussions on economic, environmental and social impacts; market conditions, legislative pressures and consumer demand; and, tools and strategies to assess costs and benefits, ROI and simple payback.
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    Start Your Own Business in Alternative Energy

    The purpose of this course is to give the student tools, information, and strategies to equip them in a way that will give them the best chance of success when starting a business. We will discuss topics such as risk, economics, the global market, ethics, legal considerations, organization, humans resources, and marketing. As a student reads, completes practices and assignments, discusses with others, and takes assessments, he or she will gain a practical understanding of the components of a...
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    Start Your Own Business in Solar Energy

    The purpose of this course is to give the student tools, information, and strategies to equip them in a way that will give them the best chance of success when starting a business. We will discuss topics such as risk, economics, the global market, ethics, legal considerations, organization, humans resources, and marketing. As a student reads, completes practices and assignments, discusses with others, and takes assessments, he or she will gain a practical understanding of the components of a...
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    Start Your Own Business in Solar and Wind Energy Career Prep Complete

    The purpose of this course is to give the student tools, information, and strategies to equip them in a way that will give them the best chance of success when starting a business. We will discuss topics such as risk, economics, the global market, ethics, legal considerations, organization, humans resources, and marketing. As a student reads, completes practices and assignments, discusses with others, and takes assessments, he or she will gain a practical understanding of the components of a...
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    Start Your Own Business in Solar and Wind Energy

    The purpose of this course is to give the student tools, information, and strategies to equip them in a way that will give them the best chance of success when starting a business. We will discuss topics such as risk, economics, the global market, ethics, legal considerations, organization, humans resources, and marketing. As a student reads, completes practices and assignments, discusses with others, and takes assessments, he or she will gain a practical understanding of the components of a...
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    OSHA Fatal Facts: Fatalities Caused by Improper Work

    Description: In the United States, about 4,500 workers die each year in accidents on the job. Many of these accidents are the result of a failure to follow proper work practices. In an effort to increase awareness of this situation, OSHA maintains on its website a collection of “Fatal Facts”—summaries of accidents in which one or more workers died because of improper work practices. These summaries often make for gripping reading because they show repeatedly how simple mistakes can le...
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    OSHA Construction, Demolition, and Cleanup Safety Issues

    Description: Construction, demolition, and cleanup projects are inherently hazardous. Accident rates in these industries are accordingly higher than in other industries. OSHA’s mission is to reduce these accident rates through safety rules and regulations. This course provides an introduction to the OSHA rules that cover common situations, for example, fall prevention, scaffold safety, worker safety in trench work, asbestos and lead exposure, electrical hazards, respirator use, and nail g...
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    Oily Wastewater Collection and Treatment

    Description: This course provides an introduction to oil wastewater collection and distribution. Oily wastewater typically is found aboard ships, and at seaports, airports, fuel farms, and industrial facilities. Section 311(b)(3) of the FWPCA prohibits the discharge of oil in harmful quantities into or upon the navigable waters of the United States. As indicated in the Title 40 CFR Part 110, Discharge of Oil, discharges in quantities that violate applicable water quality standards and cause...
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    Ocean Energy Technology

    This course presents an overview of ocean energy technology as a source of renewable energy for U.S. Federal sites. It investigates ocean energy resources and new technologies under development to capture that energy. A brief history of the technologies is presented, as well as each technology’s commercial market development status. Benefits and barriers to research and development are also examined along with various devices currently being validated in the field. This course is based on...
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    Natural Cooling Concepts for Residential Design

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    Introduction to Biofuels

    Biofuels include ethanol from grain or sugar, diesel fuel from soybeans, ethanol from cellulosic feedstock, and several other feedstock/fuel combinations. This course provides information about the Biomass Research and Development Board’s seven point Action Plan for development of biofuels. There is also information about and a comparison among the wide variety of possible biofuels, with greatest emphasis on those either already in commercial production or close to commercial production ca...
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    Industrial Wastewater Collection and Treatment

    Description: This course provides and introduction to industrial wastewater collection and treatment. Industrial waste should be collected in a manner that avoids unsafe conditions to personnel, equipment, and facilities. Industrial wastes should either be pretreated sufficiently to be accommodated in a domestic wastewater collection and treatment system, or provided with a separate collection and treatment system. Bench scale or pilot plant treatability studies to evaluate the effectivenes...
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    Hazardous Waste Identification

    Can you福彩app是正规的吗 determine whether a given waste is a hazardous waste regulated by EPA under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) ? This course covers a very organized approach to answering just that question, starting with determining whether you福彩app是正规的吗r waste is considered a “solid waste” under the RCRA regulations and moving on to determining if it fits one of the RCRA requirements for being a hazardous waste. This course is intended primarily for environmental, civil, and chemical en...
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    Hazardous Waste Exclusion

    Description: In determining whether a given waste is regulated by RCRA, the second step after determining that the waste fits the RCRA definition as a solid waste, is to determine whether the waste is specifically excluded from the RCRA regulations. Learn about those exclusions in this course. This course is intended primarily for environmental, civil, and chemical engineers. Someone completing this course will gain knowledge about wastes specifically excluded from RCRA regulations. ...
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    Fuel Cells–Green Power

    Description: This three PDH course provides information about various aspects of the hydrogen-based fuel cell and an introduction to several other fuels and fuel cell technologies. Hydrogen fuel cells present great promise for the future, and have significant advantages over the internal combustion engine or even hybrid power technologies for automobile use. There is, however, a need for infrastructure development for hydrogen production, storage and delivery, as well as for development o...
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    EPA Green Streets

    Description: Roads present many opportunities for green infrastructure application. One principle of green infrastructure involves reducing and treating stormwater close to its source. Urban transportation right-of-ways integrated with green techniques are often called “green streets”. Green streets provide a source control for a main contributor of stormwater runoff and pollutant load. This course presents methods for using green-street designs to alleviate pollution from urban stormwa...
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    Energy Savers, Tips on Saving Energy & Money at 福彩app是正规的吗

    Description: This course introduces different ways to save energy including methods and techniques. The energy issues will be addressed in a simplified form, at the same time emphasizing on the practical aspects of energy saving. New energy sources will also be covered including renewable energy. Learning Objectives: Your 福彩app是正规的吗’s Energy Use Insulation and Sealing Air Leaks Heating and Cooling Water Heating Windows Lighting Appliances 福彩app是正规的吗 Office and 福彩app是正规的吗 Electronics Driving...
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    Energy Conservation in Industrial and Commercial Environment

    Description: This course caters to Engineers, Technicians, Facilities Managers and other Professionals who are interested in enhancing their understanding of the concept of energy and utilities, and would like to learn means for reducing energy costs in an industrial or commercial setting. This course addresses usage, cost and conservation of energy in its more common forms such as electrical, compressed air, natural gas, steam and heat. This course will familiarize attendees with various w...
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    Domestic Wastewater Treatment Overview

    Description: The 1972 legislation known as the Clean Water Act set secondary treatment as the required level of treatment to be provided by domestic wastewater treatment plants in the United States. In this course you福彩app是正规的吗 can learn about the basic processes used in primary and secondary wastewater treatment, processes used and contaminants removed by advanced treatment, treatment & disposal or beneficial reuse of biosolids (wastewater sludge), and the fundamentals of onsite wastewater treatment...
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    Disinfection with Peroxone

    Description: This course is intended for civil, environmental, and chemical engineers. However, this course could appeal to engineers of other disciplines as well. An attendee of this course will gain knowledge about the use of the ozone/hydrogen peroxide combination known as peroxone for disinfection and oxidation. In this course, you福彩app是正规的吗 need to review the material in the study guide, ‘Disinfection – Peroxone,’ which is part of the EPA Guidance Manual, Alternative Disinfectants and...
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    Control & Chemical Feeding - Wastewater Treatment

    Description: This publication contains criteria on metering, instrumentation, controls, and chemical feeding devices used in wastewater disposal systems. Specific design problems may require departures from these practices; therefore, use these criteria with discretion. For example, use of computers and microprocessors for data logging, indication, and process control is considered an emerging technology. This technology is presently primarily applicable to large wastewater treatment plants...
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    Building Radon-Resistant Housing

    Description: Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that is a primary cause of lung cancer in the US. Customers rely on industry professionals to design and construct high quality, safe structures, free of the hazards of radon gas infiltration. This can be easily accomplished by utilizing a handful of simple construction practices, along with commonly used building materials. Learning Objectives: Overview of Radon Gas and it’s risks EPA map of Radon Gas Zones Radon Gas Means of Entr...
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    Radon Resistant Construction

    This is a continuing education course on building radon-resistant 福彩app是正规的吗s and buildings. The course provides an introduction to radon and how it emits from soils and accumulates in 福彩app是正规的吗s as a dangerous and deadly gas. From the understanding of how important radon resistance is, this course gives a detailed description on the implementation of different types of radon-resistant systems, how they differ, and what system to use where. This course also gives detailed instructions for installing rado...
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    Fly Ash Facts for Highway Engineers

    Coal fly ash is a coal combustion product that has numerous applications in highway construction. Fly ash has been used in roadways and interstate highways since the early 1950s. In 1974, the Federal Highway Administration encouraged the use of fly ash in concrete pavement and urges states to allow partial substitution of fly ash for cement whenever feasible. This continuing education course provides basic technical information about the various uses of fly ash in highway construction that ...
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    Asbestos: Standard for the Construction Industry

    Asbestos is the generic term for a group of naturally occurring, fibrous minerals with high tensile strength, flexibility, and resistance to heat, chemicals, and electricity. In the construction industry, asbestos is found in installed products such as sprayed-on fireproofing, pipe insulation, floor tiles, cement pipe and sheet, roofing felts and shingles, ceiling tiles, fire-resistant drywall, drywall joint compounds, and acoustical products. Because very few asbestos- containing products ...
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    An Introduction to Sustainable Design for Buildings

    “Sustainable design” is no longer a boutique concept in the design and construction of buildings and related infrastructure. It is widely required by government agencies and is becoming more and more in demand by responsible private owners. This webinar will tell you福彩app是正规的吗 about the framework for applying sustainable design principles. You will learn the goals of each, opportunities you福彩app是正规的吗 can use to pursue them, and resources that will help you福彩app是正规的吗 reach them. When you福彩app是正规的吗 have completed this seminar you福彩app是正规的吗 ...
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    An Introduction to Solar Collectors for Heating and Cooling of Buildings & Domestic Hot Water

    This continuing education course presents design criteria and cost analysis methods for the sizing and justification of solar heat collectors for space heating and cooling of buildings and domestic hot water (DHW) heating. Information is presented to enable engineers to understand solar space conditioning and water heating systems and conduct feasibility studies based on solar collector performance, site location, and economics. Both retrofit and new installations are considered. Course Out...
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    An Introduction to Passive Solar Buildings

    This continuing education course is an introduction to passive solar technology to heat buildings. It will tell you福彩app是正规的吗 about the basic passive systems and climate considerations you福彩app是正规的吗 need to know about. You will gain knowledge about guidelines for schematic design of passive solar buildings. You will learn the foundation you福彩app是正规的吗 need to move forward with passive solar design as an integral part of you福彩app是正规的吗r building design skills. Course Outline I. Systems A. Direct gain heating B. Daylighting C...
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    An Introduction to High Temperature Water Heating Plants

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    An Introduction to Conservation Design (Part I)

    The primary aim of this course is to assist communities and engineers in creating regulations conducive to conservation design. Conservation design is a density neutral design system that takes into account the natural landscape and ecology of a development site and facilitates development while maintaining the most valuable natural features and functions of the site. Conservation design focuses on the grouping of building sites thereby allowing for the preservation of green corridors, valuabl...
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    Design of Trombe Walls for Residential Use

    Since ancient times, people have used thick walls of adobe or stone to trap the sun’s heat during the day and release it slowly and evenly at night to heat their buildings. Today’s low-energy buildings often improve on this ancient technique by incorporating a thermal storage and delivery system called a Trombe wall. Learning Objectives: The course introduces the student to the basics of Trombe wall design and construction, and related design principles.
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