All Courses

  • REGREEN Webinar Series

    The REGREEN program was created through a partnership between the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Foundation and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). REGREEN was launched in March 2008 with the release of the REGREEN Residential Remodeling Guidelines. The guidelines address the major elements of any green renovation project, including the site of the home, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, material and resources, and indoor environmental quality. The REGREEN™ curriculum builds on foundational knowledge of the REGREEN Residential Remodeling Guidelines© to assist you in identifying and evaluating which green considerations, concepts and strategies will make a meaningful and positive impact in your next project. REGREEN™ courses build participant skills in integrated pre-design issues and strategies by building system and project specific planning and implementation issues. Learn about the science behind green remodeling strategies and how to implement them while capitalizing on positive synergies and avoiding unintended negative ones. The four webinars in this series each offer continuing education credits with the following organizations: GBCI, ASID, AIA, and NARI. Take the course.

    Posted:
    August 2011
    Subject(s):
    Green Remodeling, Green Design, Interior Design
    Sponsor:
    USGBC and ASID
  • How to Design, Build and Market an ENERGY STAR Home

    Take the course.

    Posted:
    August 2011
    Subject(s):
    Building Performance, Energy Star
    Sponsor:
    BOSCH
  • The Kitchen Evolved

    This course covers the history of kitchen design in the modern era, reviewing the post World War One period, through the Fifties and up to the current day. Today's kitchen will be further examined by identifying how unique elements and different materials are combined to meet the new uses that today's kitchen’s face. Moving forward, we will explore trends and get a glimpse of the future of kitchen design and use. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2011
    Subject(s):
    Bath, Kitchen, Design
    Sponsor:
    Sub-Zero
  • Designing the Building-Landscape Interface

    This article originally appeared in the July 2011 print and digital editions of ARCHITECT magazine. If you do not receive the print edition of the magazine you can find the article at www.architectmagazine.com in the July 2011 archived edition. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2011
    Subject(s):
    Landscaping, Sitework, Landscape Architecture, Vegetated Roof
    Sponsor:
    greenscreen
  • New Millennium Millwork and Trim: PVC and POLYURETHANE

    This learning unit will discuss the features and benefits of using Polyvinyl chloride — commonly known as PVC — and Polyurethane, for decorative millwork and trim. It will discuss how these materials compare to some older and less productive traditional products now in use. The course will help you to understand why you should consider synthetic millwork for your next project, but comparing PVC and Polyurethane to traditional millwork options. Also, this learning unit will cover standard practice installation recommendations as well as requirements and techniques. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2011
    Subject(s):
    Interiors, Molding Millwork and Trim
    Sponsor:
    Fypon
  • Harmonizing with History: Window Solutions for Historically Sensitive Settings

    This learning unit will present common challenges that architects face for projects requiring historically accurate window design or the replacement of historic windows -- or both. Using case studies drawn from U.S. universities, K-12 schools and municipalities with issues of historic sensitivity, the course reviews a number of considerations for both matching historic styles as well as ensuring efficient, modern-day performance. Solutions to the typical window challenges are detailed through the case study projects and their technical resolution. Using real-life case studies, the course will show how to: match existing window profiles and materials; ensure energy-efficient performance; support sustainability goals or LEED certification in new buildings or in existing building upgrades in historic settings. We’ll also examine methods for reducing costs and scheduling needs Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2011
    Subject(s):
    Windows, Doors, Building Envelope, Preservation
    Sponsor:
    Marvin Windows and Doors
  • Understanding Design and Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population

    This one hour course will help you to understand the importance of the changing demographics in the US and recognize the impact that the aging population is having on the environment and products. Additionally you’ll be able to identify the differences between accessible design and universal design. You will also be able to list the seven principles of universal design and give an example of how each is implemented through innovative, easy-to-use products to facilitate aging in place. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2011
    Subject(s):
    Universal Design
    Sponsor:
    Milgard Windows and Doors
  • An Overview of Insulated Concrete Forms

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    ICF’s can meet and exceed the challenges of today’s building requirements. With today’s design challenges and focus on building energy efficient structures, ICF technology can meet and exceed these requirements. Upon completion of the program you will be able to have a better understanding of what an insulated concrete form (ICF) is and what applications they can be used in. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2011
    Subject(s):
    Insulating Concrete Forms, Building Envelope
    Sponsor:
    Nudura
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Ceramic Ventilated Facades on the Rise: Design/Cost Impact of Innovative and Energy Efficient Porcelain Facades

    This one hour course will help you to understand the importance of the changing demographics in the US and recognize the impact that the aging population is having on the environment and products. Additionally you’ll be able to identify the differences between accessible design and universal design. You will also be able to list the seven principles of universal design and give an example of how each is implemented through innovative, easy-to-use products to facilitate aging in place. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2011
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope
    Sponsor:
    Ceramic Tiles of Italy
  • Indiana Limestone: Created by Nature, Crafted by Man

    Indiana limestone quarries have been in operation since the mid 1800’s and geologists estimate that the supply of Indiana limestone is virtually unlimited. To better understand the value of the material and the ways it can best be used in projects, it is helpful to have a working knowledge of the quarry process and the physical properties of Indiana limestone. By the end of this learning unit, you will have a better understanding of how limestone gets from the quarry to the job site. You will know how to avoid mistakes on projects by understanding best practices for specification, detailing and construction. You will be able to list new usages and applications for limestone. And finally, you will be able to identify points of reference and how they can be helpful in all phases of their projects, no matter what the specified product. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2011
    Subject(s):
    Masonry
    Sponsor:
    Indiana Limestone