In a world newly concerned about carbon emissions, global warming, and sustainable design, the planned use of natural light in buildings has become an important strategy to improve energy efficiency by minimizing lighting, heating, and cooling loads. The introduction of innovative, advanced daylighting strategies and systems can considerably reduce a building’s electricity consumption and also […]
Daylighting strategies are evolving and it’s easy to be left behind. Join our expert to dissect the most impactful strategies used in today’s green buildings.
Daylighting is defined as the controlled admission of natural light into a space in order to achieve desirable visual levels, while reducing the amount of artificial energy necessary. The design team must implement daylighting at the beginning of a project’s design because considering ways to daylight a building can determine its form, siting, layout, and […]
Every day the sun rises, bathing the earth in life-sustaining light. Daylight feeds each and every plant on the earth; it encompasses a powerful and essential daily occurrence. Producing light without the aid of the sun enabled the rise of modernity. Natural light will continue to shine day after day. There is an abundant source […]
Mastering eQUEST walks you through three case studies of increasing complexity. About The first case study quickly orients you in eQUEST by showing you how to analyze savings with an eQUEST energy model after changing a piece of equipment. After you have mastered the basics, the next case study goes in-depth into all of the […]
The return of Daylight Saving Time (DST) each year invariably sparks debate. Although it’s tempting to think of DST as some kind of perverse invention designed to deprive us of sleep, its chief purpose has always been to save electricity. Today this means not only saving money, but reducing the usage of non-green energy sources, […]
Programs and policies backed by the United Nations have shaped the world we live in for the past half-century. The latest program, which has been in development for four years, is the release of the Sustainable Development Goals. By 2030, these Goals aim to combat the world’s most wicked and pressing problems, including poverty, hunger, and climate change, among many others.
Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a set of seventeen aspirational “Global Goals” with 169 targets between them. Join us as GBRI’s Senior Research Associate Sarah Spencer explores the UN Sustainability Goals, analyzes each Goal, and invites each of us to be a part of this historic movement.
Since this course series runs over 3 hours, we broke it into 3 parts so that users may watch it on their own schedule. Note that the series as a whole is approved for CE and each part is separately approved for CE hours as well. As you can see – each of these 17 goals represent or address an important issue in today’s world. Depending on your interest, you may jump into any part as you wish. When watching this course on-demand, you also have the option of just viewing the goals you are most interested in.
- Understand the UN’s contributions to social equality, human wellness, and the environment; and the process used to develop the Goals
- Identify each Sustainable Development Goal
- Analyze the Targets of each Goal
- Understand how governments, businesses, and individuals can have an impact on achieving the Goals
- Learn how to take immediate participatory action in favor of the Goals
3.5 CE Hours Content available online | on-demand
GBRI collaborates with I-believe for the “Change Begins With Me” Campaign in support of “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda” New York, NY, December 29, 2016 (Newswire.com) – The Green Building Research Institute (GBRI) collaborated with the nonprofit I-believe for the “Change Begins With Me” Campaign in support of “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda […]