Green Building

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Session # 1- Getting Started – Pre Project 
So you want to build your house ?  A new, custom home demands a great deal of work and attention from many different parties.  It’s an amazing journey but a challenging one!  How many times have you heard – “If I had only known this when I started!”  Well this series on Green Building will walk you through all the basics steps of how to get started on your project.  We’ll start by discussing how, what and where your project will be conceived.  We will take you from imagining your dreams to what you’ll need to know in choosing your place to build.

  • Why is Green Important
  • How to choose your project
  • Examine a property
  • Determine the scope of “greenness”
  • Work with City Hall
  • Turn your dreams into reality and how to express that to others
  • Review green building programs and processes
  • See real live examples
  • Learn the strategies and techniques you need
  • and much, much more

 

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Session # 2 – Getting Started
This webinar will answer all the questions from the Session # 1 – Getting Started
You want to be on the Live Webinars because this is the best way to get your questions answered on the follow up Webinar.  And we’ll answer every question that has to do with the topic.  Sometimes the Q & A Session is longer than the initial Session!

 

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Session # 3 – Design It !!!

Filled with information about your project from the first sessions – here we take the next step – designing your project.  We could easily fill an entire course just on design or a 5 year college program – like the typical architecture degree.  But we’ll cram in a whole architectural education in one session ! Here’s what we see happen all the time – “Can you bid these plans for me?  We’re having trouble the project is coming in at twice what our architect told us it would cost !”

  • Site design
  • Building design
  • How to translate your wishes, hopes and dreams into realistic plans
  • Your climate and strategies to work with it
  • Process map of all the parties involved
  • Show you how to move the many pieces of the design forward
  • How to integrate initial budgets with your design

 

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Session # 4 – Design It !!!

This webinar continues

 

Getting Going Green“Thanks for your course –  just the program I needed to get me started !”Jim Maxwell – Atlanta, Georgia

 

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Session # 5 – Materials – Products We Like
and  Why


This session will go through an in depth study of Materials for your Project. We will take you through a number of products we like to use such as finished concrete, fiber cement, SIPS, , ICFs, metal roofing. And we discuss – why. How to think about product lifecycle

  • Guidelines to determine how to evaluate what materials make sense for your project
  • The give and take of Green vs. Reality
  • Wood certifications
  • New wall systems – ICF, Rammed Earth, Straw Bale
  • Siding, Flooring, etc etc

 

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Session # 6 – Materials – Products We Like
and  Why

This webinar will answer all the questions from the Session # 5 – Materials – Products We Like and Why
You want to be on the Live Webinars because this is the best way to get your questions answered on the follow up Webinar.  And we’ll answer every question that has to do with the topic.  Sometimes the Q & A Session is longer than the initial Session!

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Session # 6 – Part 2
This is the second part of Session 6

 

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Session # 7 – Mechanicals – Water, Air & Fire

A double session …The heart of the building are its systems.  Everything from the sewer lines to the air conditioning makes a difference in how your house behaves

  • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning HVAC
  • New systems
  • Radiant heating and cooling
  • Geothermal
  • Heat Pumps
  • Solar Electric – Photovoltaic
  • Solar Hot Water – Thermal
  • Ventilation and exchange systems



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Session # 8 – Mechanicals – Water, Air & Fire


Question and Answer Session

This webinar will answer all the questions from the Session # 7 – Mechanicals – Water, Air & Fire
You want to be on the Live Webinars because this is the best way to get your questions answered on the follow up Webinar.  And we’ll answer every question that has to do with the topic.  Sometimes the Q & A Session is longer than the initial Session!

 

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Session # 9 – Mechanicals – Water, Air & Fire
Part 2

The heart of the building are its systems.  Everything from the sewer lines to the air conditioning makes a difference in how your house behaves

  • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning HVAC
  • New systems
  • Radiant heating and cooling
  • Geothermal
  • Heat Pumps
  • Solar Electric – Photovoltaic
  • Solar Hot Water – Thermal
  • Ventilation and exchange systems

 

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 Session # 10 – Mechanicals – Water, Air & Fire
 Question and Answer Session

This webinar will answer all the questions from the Session # 9 – Mechanicals – Water, Air & Fire
You want to be on the Live Webinars because this is the best way to get your questions answered on the follow up Webinar.  And we’ll answer every question that has to do with the topic.  Sometimes the Q & A Session is longer than the initial Session!

 

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Session # 11 – Building Practices,
Health and Operation

You are in great shape!  I guarantee you no owner has the knowledge that you have!  All that’s left is to build the project

  • Working with contractors
  • Figuring out costs !
  • Getting contractors to be Green
  • Owner – Builder options
  • Hybrid Owner/Builder Method
  • Make your project hummmm – on schedule and on budget!

 

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Session # 12 – Building Practices,
Health and Operation

This webinar will answer all the questions from the Session # 5 – Construction Management, Health and Operation
You want to be on the Live Webinars because this is the best way to get your questions answered on the follow up Webinar.  And we’ll answer every question that has to do with the topic.  Sometimes the Q & A Session is longer than the initial Session!