All Courses

  • Selecting the Best Blindside Waterproofing System for Your Project

    1.0 LU HSW

    After viewing this course you should be able to determine which blindside waterproofing system is best for your project based on performance advantages and disadvantages of several systems discussed throughout the presentation. You will be able to list which tools to use in different situations; and discover tips to help you write effective waterproofing specifications. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2010
    Subject(s):
    Building Technology, Concrete Construction
    Sponsor:
    Carlisle
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Concrete Waterproofing with Crystalline Technology

    1.0 LU HSW

    Concrete is the primary material used to construct many above and below-grade structures. It is naturally porous and thus can absorb and weep water. For structures at or below grade where water infiltration may cause structural damage, concrete should be treated with waterproofing. This course will introduce you to concrete water proofing with crystalline technology. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2010
    Subject(s):
    Concrete Construction
    Sponsor:
    Xypex
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Comparing Walkable Roof Deck Membranes

    This course describes types of walkable roof decks, various waterproofing options, and common problems associated with deck waterproofing; describes characteristics, advantages, and applications of walkable roof deck and outdoor flooring systems; lists important design concepts and considerations for walkable roof decks, balconies and walkways; and lists system installation considerations, common details and key issues related to specifying waterproof PVC-based roof deck and flooring membranes.

    Posted:
    December 2010
    Subject(s):
    Decking
  • Comparing Walkable Roof Deck Membranes

    1.0 LU HSW

    This course describes types of walkable roof decks, various waterproofing options, and common problems associated with deck waterproofing; describes characteristics, advantages, and applications of walkable roof deck and outdoor flooring systems; lists important design concepts and considerations for walkable roof decks, balconies and walkways; and lists system installation considerations, common details and key issues related to specifying waterproof PVC-based roof deck and flooring membranes. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2010
    Subject(s):
    Decking
    Sponsor:
    Duradek
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Living Off Grid: Power Generation and Storage Basics

    1.0 LU HSW/SD

    Living off the grid—independent of power utilities—has become increasingly popular over the past decade. Getting rid of power poles and natural gas lines has become an attractive notion to many homeowners whether they have a second home designed to be a summer or winter retreat, want a permanent outpost far from the madding crowds, or simply desire to become energy independent. While the basic challenges of living off-grid haven’t changed, solutions to these challenges have made the idea of getting away from it all much easier. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2010
    Subject(s):
    Technology
    Sponsor:
    Propane Education and Research Council
    Certification(s):
    AIA, NARI
  • Propane-Enhanced Solar Water Heating

    1.0 LU HSW/SD

    You will be able to explain why supplemental energy is often required to support renewable energy technologies. You will be able to describe how propane supplements three types of alternative energy technologies. You will be able to identify several limiting factors that will help you specify an appropriate renewable energy system. Finally, you will be able to identify basic functions of common features in three renewable energy technologies. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2010
    Subject(s):
    Water Heaters
    Sponsor:
    Propane Education and Research Council
    Certification(s):
    AIA, USGBC, NAHB, NARI
  • Understanding the 2009 IECC Energy Code, Advanced Efficiency Programs, and their Implications for Propane

    1.0 LU HSW

    Navigating the seemingly endless number of codes influencing residential building can be daunting. This learning unit will address the primary sections in the IECC Energy Code, advanced efficiency programs and their implications as they relate to the use of propane. At the end of this course you will be able to identify the top regions in the United States where propane-fueled appliances are used in new homes, discuss the structure of the 2009 IECC - specifically the sections that impact propane in new single family homes and recognize the major compliance paths in the IECC. You will also be able to describe minimum efficiency requirements for propane-fired residential equipment and identify opportunities for the cost-effective use of these higher-efficiency systems. Finally, you will be introduced to green building codes and standards, including LEED for Homes and the National Green Building Standard, and will understand the overall role propane plays in earning points towards a home’s compliance. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2010
    Sponsor:
    Propane Education and Research Council
    Certification(s):
    AIA, NAHB, NARI, USGBC
  • Retrofitting Homes from Heating Oil to Propane: Efficiency, Economic and Environmental Benefits

    1.0 LU HSW/SD

    By the end of this learning unit, you will be able to describe the history and current use of heating oil in the US. You will be able to identify which alternative fuel sources are available to current heating oil consumers, as well as be able to complete a heating analysis of alternative energy choices. You will be able to identify why propane is a superior alternative to heating oil. Finally, you will be able to explain considerations when converting from heating oil to another energy source and be able to find a propane retailer. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2010
    Subject(s):
    Water Heaters
    Sponsor:
    Propane Education and Research Council
    Certification(s):
    AIA, USGBC, NARI, NAHB
  • A Comparative Analysis of Residential Water Heating Systems

    1.0 LU HSW

    This course will take a look at a study done on Energy, Environmental and Economic Analysis of Residential Water Heating Systems. This study provides an energy, environmental, and economic analysis of 11 residential water heating systems in 10 geographic locations throughout the United States, with emphasis on the performance of propane-based systems relative to alternatives. The objective of the study is to compare the different performance and economic characteristics of water heating systems to inform builder, contractor, and homeowner decisions on water-heater selection. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2010
    Sponsor:
    Propane Education and Research Council
    Certification(s):
    AIA, NAHB, NARI, USGBC
  • Specifying Propane Standby Generators: Installation and Value Considerations

    1.0 LU HSW

    Upon completion of this unit you will be able to describe the most common reasons for power outages in the U.S. You will be able to list the three main kinds of electrical generators available in the residential market and be able to identify the most reliable and appropriate fuel to power an electrical generator. Finally, you will be able to list factors that need to be considered before sizing a generator for a home, to ensure that it is safe and comfortable during power outages. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2010
    Subject(s):
    Energy Efficiency, Technology
    Sponsor:
    Propane Education and Research Council
    Certification(s):
    AIA, NAHB, USGBC, NARI