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March 2017


Biophilic Design: A Truly Sustainable Solution

March 23 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm


The term “biophilia” is gaining a lot of attention since it’s been part of the WELL Building Standard following the footsteps of the Living Building Challenge. So, what is it? The innate tendency in human beings to focus on life and lifelike processes is biophilia. Can our understanding of the science of biophilic design help create healthier buildings? Is biophilic design a truly sustainable solution? Join us as GBRI Senior Research Associate  Lilli Fischer explores this topic in-depth. In this…

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April 2017


21 Things You Should Know about LEED v4

April 27 @ 11:00 am1:00 pm

21 Things You Should Know about LEED v4

Did you know…Every day, 1.5 million square feet of building gets certified under the LEED rating system? The number of international project registrations has more than doubled in the last 3 years. International projects made up 1/3rd of total registration in 2013. With presence in more than 150 countries, LEED has had a significant impact on the built environment. LEED v4, the latest version of LEED, comes with a lot of changes and you will want to be sure you’re up…

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May 2017


Greening America’s Transportation Infrastructure: Where do we start?

May 25 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm

Greening America's Transportation -GBRI

Why is America’s transportation system so outdated, why should we care, and what can we do about it? America, despite its wealth, often seems to be falling apart in terms of the infrastructure especially the transportation infrastructure. American society of civil engineers routinely give its transport structures poor marks, rating roads, rails and bridges as deficient or functionally obsolete. The current rating is D+. Most developed countries have a rating of C or above. According to a World Economic Forum…

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June 2017


Sustainable Olympics: A Gold Medal Winner

June 22 @ 11:00 am12:30 pm


What started as an ancient festival in Greece, the Olympic games have become a modern international sports phenomenon, encompassing astonishing displays of athleticism, sportsmanship and national pride. However, the Olympic games are more than just athletic events and medal counts. What people may not realize is the lasting impression the Olympics leaves not only on the world but also on the host city’s economy, their people and the planet. This course explores the sustainability components within the Olympics games and…

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July 2017


I am doing WELL! Are you?

July 20 @ 11:00 am12:15 pm


The WELL Building Standard is a performance-based system like LEED that focuses exclusively on the health and wellness of the people in buildings.  While the LEED rating system and other green building rating systems looks more closely at environmental sustainability, the WELL standard focuses on the heath and wellness of occupants within buildings. A WELL AP credential distinguishes building professionals who have in-depth knowledge of the WELL Building Standard, building codes and standards in the sustainability industry. Stand out from…

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August 2017


Howdy BREEAM: Welcome to America

August 24 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm


Created by BRE in 1988 and launched in 1990, BREEAM was the world’s first sustainability standard for buildings and is now used in more than 70 countries.  This course serves as an introduction to the BREEAM rating system, and explores its first venture onto American soil. This course will be a general overview of the rating system, and will serve to educate building professionals on the BREEAM process, its history, and what its arrival into the US means for the…

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September 2017



September 21 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm


One of the 21 AIA knowledge communities, The Committee on the Environment or (COTE) serves as the community and voice on behalf of AIA regarding sustainable design and building science, and performance. AIA Top Ten projects don’t need an introduction. However, the criteria used to judge these projects are not . The purpose of this course is to provide some light on COTE’s measures of sustainable design or the criteria used to judge the top 10 projects. This course looks…

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November 2017


Building Energy Performance: Show me the Numbers

November 16 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm


According to United States Energy Information Administration, in 2015 – about 40% of total U.S. energy consumption was consumed in residential and commercial buildings, or about 39 quadrillion British thermal units. Building owners and occupants spend roughly $450 billion on energy bills each year.  That’s huge! Despite the size of the opportunity for improvement, is building efficiency highly valued in the real estate market? Is data pertaining to building performance and energy use readily available and current? Do we know…

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