Coastal Window & Door Performance

    This course examines the unique requirements for hurricane prone coastal regions. This course will review the issues with design pressure and wind-borne debris requirements. We examine the building code requirements and testing standards. We will walk through an example of determining wind load requirements under the International Residential Code.


      How Facilities Are Evolving To Support Rapid Growth

      This SmartMarket Brief reveals data from a new study that shows how warehouses—one of the fastest growing segments of commercial construction—are evolving, helping all companies involved in ownership, design, and construction of these facilities to better understand this changing market.

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        What is a Net Zero Building?

        A net zero building is the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis and is equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the site. The goal of these buildings is to contribute less overall greenhouse gas to the atmosphere during operations. Find out more about how net zero buildings can help your business.

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          Integrated HVLS Fans With HVAC Design

          Curious how Big Ass Fans work with existing HVAC units? Our upcoming webinar “Integrating HVLS Fans with HVAC Design” answers this tricky question, as well as demonstrates design concepts for conditioned and unconditioned spaces across residential, commercial, and industrial environments. RSVP here to secure your spot in this free webinar. We cant wait to see you there!

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            Dodge Momentum Index Recovers in February

            The Dodge Momentum Index increased 4% in February to 158.2 (2000=100), from the revised January reading of 151.9. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Construction Network, is a monthly measure of the initial report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. In February, institutional planning rose 9%, and commercial planning moved 1% higher. The Dodge Momentum Index rebounded from three consecutive monthly declines that followed a 14-year high… Read More »Dodge Momentum Index Recovers in February

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              Net Zero: Working Smarter, Together

              Open Blue can gather and analyze data about energy, water, materials, and greenhouse gas emissions involved in every phase of a building’s life cycle: its design, construction, operation, renovation and end-of-life. Learn how companies are reducing their carbon emissions with OpenBlue.

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                Research Shows Traditional Higher Education Approach Disrupted

                Innovative Business Models Help Build Healthy Campuses Declining enrollment, skyrocketing costs, unpredictable regulations and rising public expectations have all peaked within the past two years, taking a toll on colleges and universities and forcing administrators to make difficult decisions. However, their primary goal remains the same: to deliver quality education and a healthy, safe, connected and highly competitive learning experience. And by reimagining how they optimize, fund and manage their campuses, they’re doing just that.

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                  Net Zero Buildings Pulse Survey

                  In early 2021, Johnson Controls conducted a blind survey of 1,046 companies in North America to determine whether net zero buildings are a priority – survey respondents spanned small, medium, and large businesses and were selected only if they: (i) made or influenced decisions on sustainability and (ii) had the right mix of functional expertise and experience. The results were overwhelming……. Read the results now.

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                    Children’s Hospital of Alabama Case Study

                    Powering the blueprint of the future for sustainable hospitals Emphasizing the need to be good stewards of financial donations, the Children’s of Alabama sought a partnership to find innovative solutions to drive maximum efficiency of operations, lower energy costs, reduce risk of failure, and provide guaranteed outcomes. The hospital looked to Johnson Controls to design, build, operate and maintain its new central utility plant (CUP) through a 25-year contract where Johnson Controls operates and holds all the risk for building… Read More »Children’s Hospital of Alabama Case Study

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                      Outlook for Sustainable Products and Services Is in the Green

                      By Scott Shurtleff The outlook for future demand of green building products and services is very promising, according to data gained from an extensive survey by Dodge Data & Analytics in partnership with Carrier, Autodesk, USGBC and AIA. The 80-page report details the expected demand of green products in home, municipal and commercial structures over the next 15 years. The report suggests that both the building performance AND the construction of the building need to be addressed with equal fervor… Read More »Outlook for Sustainable Products and Services Is in the Green

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