Webinar Wednesdays: Best of Greenbuild Series (4.0 GBCI & AIA Hrs)

  • Wednesday, June 05, 2013
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • From your computer via Adobe Connect (webinar)


  • This registration is only for the first session.
  • (Access to all four webinars)
  • (Access to all four webinars)

Please note that registration is non-refundable.
If you experience any registration difficulties or have questions please contact our office at 312-245-8300.

Registration for the 6/5 webinar has closed.  Please return to our chapter events calendar to register for remaining series webinars: http://www.usgbc-illinois.org/events/event-calendar/

Join USGBC-Illinois for the Best of Greenbuild Webinar Series! Earn 4.0 hours toward your LEED AP, Green Associate or AIA credentials with this webinar series...and do it from the comfort of your desk! Login from your computer each Wednesday, June 5 to June 26, from 12:00PM - 1:00PM and sit back, watch and learn.  Whether you are traveling, at work or home this is the perfect way to continue your green building education.

Each session is approved for 1.0 GBCI CE hour (not LEED-specific) and 1.0 AIA/HSW/LU.

Session 1 - June 5
Best of Greenbuild 2012: Taking on High Performance Buildings: What Owners Should Know

What steps can you take to ensure that your building operates as intended, the occupants are comfortable, the facilities group can successfully maintain the building, and you realize the energy savings predicted by the energy model? Commissioning is not enough. During this Best of Greenbuild 2012 webinar, learn through case studies how two higher education (MIT and Hamilton College, a small liberal arts college in upstate New York) building teams took an integrative approach to ensure that their projects operated as designed. Whether you work on higher education projects or not, these real-life examples bring home the importance of transitioning responsibility from the design and construction team to the owner and maintenance staff on any project - including via strategies such as an extended turnover phase. Presenters: Walt Henry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Norris Strawbridge, Bruner/Cott & Associates

Session 2 - June 12
Best of Greenbuild 2012: A Study of Turning Existing Buildings Into Smart Buildings

In this Best of Greenbuild 2012 webinar session, experts from Liberty Property Trust and Exp US Services discuss a ten-building research and development pilot project poised to create a business case for demand response technology in multi-tenant commercial office buildings. The panel describes components of the pilot, focusing on lighting and HVAC upgrades, and highlights the many lessons learned along the way. Walk away from this session with an understanding of how a demand response approach can save energy and reduce costs; how and when to engage tenants in the process; and what challenges and solutions you can anticipate for your own projects. Presenters: Frederick Dougherty, Liberty Property Trust; Christopher Larry, exp US services Inc.

Session 3 - June 19
Best of Greenbuild 2012: Hygrothermal Analysis for High-Performance Enclosures
As demand for zero energy buildings drives the need for better insulated and air-tight enclosures, moisture and hygrothermal performance become increasingly important considerations in the design process. In this Best of Greenbuild 2012 webinar session, learn from hygrothermal experts about the physics of heat and moisture transfer, the roles of air barriers and vapor control systems, and technical application of cutting-edge tools for performing combined energy modeling and hygrothermal analysis. Use your new knowledge to improve building durability, prevent mold growth, and protect indoor air quality.
Presenters: Florian Antretter, Fraunhofer, IBP; Prudence Ferreira, Integral Impact Inc.; Achilles Karagiosis, Owens Corning

Session 4 - June 26
Best of Greenbuild 2012: LED Lamps: Can we kiss halogen and fluorescent good-bye?
A tsunami of LEDs with impressive performance claims is flooding the lighting market. LEDs are often a greener lighting option, but selecting the best and avoiding the worst can be tricky. During this Best of Greenbuild 2012 webinar, lighting experts from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory walk through how to evaluate LED products against other lighting options, considering such features as lumens-per-watt, color, distribution, glare control, controllability, upgradability, and payback. Walk away armed with knowledge and tools to determine if LED lighting is appropriate for your projects, and to specify the best LED products for your specific project goals.
Presenters: Naomi Miller and Eric Richman, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Registration Types:

  • $55 Chapter Members (all four webinars)
  • $15 Chapter Members (session 1 only)
  • $95 Non-Members (all four webinars)
  • $25 Non-Members (session 1 only)

Note: Partner Chapter Members, Please select Chicago Branch.

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