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City of Fort Collins Utility Administration Building entryway
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Behavior change, Education, Sustainable design

Integrative design process for high-performance teams

The Integrative Design Process (IDP) has the potential to radically change the way building design and construction decisions are made and improve project success and efficacy. However, integrative design projects don’t often succeed due to poor team structure. How can you create a successful integrative design team? We help you differentiate between traditional design processes and an integrative project process. We offer a sharp, new understanding of team integration and provide clear steps to optimize facilitation of project teams. You will hear from a successful project’s team members and stakeholders as they present principles of high-performing teams, potential challenges, and offer tips to a successful integrative design process.
Credits: AIA, GBCI
Peter Yost doing a waterproofing test demonstration at the B4 Conference.
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Residential

Waterproofing existing basements from the inside

For years, the question of waterproofing from the inside has dogged Peter. He kept hearing about all sorts of coatings that could “negative-side” waterproof, but didn’t know how to compare the anecdotes to building science. In this session, Peter cuts through the hype and the misdirection of standardized testing and figures out what works, what doesn’t and why. Check it out to see what stands up to the Wingnut Water Test!
Credits: AIA, NARI, RESNET, WI-DSPS, Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, UDC-Construction Inspector Certification
illustration of a car, tree, and homes on a street
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HVAC, Residential

Ductless heat pump applications for high performance homes

During this session, we will discuss the advancements in ductless heat pumps and the application for high-performance homes. Learn about the concept of high performance homes and the application of residential variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems to meet their design and efficiency requirements. We will review the scale upon which high performance homes are measured, the process to properly design an HVAC system for these homes, and ventilation and dehumidification strategies that are required in low load homes. 
Credits: AIA, BPI, NARI, NATE, RESNET, WI-DSPS, Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, UDC-Construction Inspector Certification, UDC-HVAC Inspector Certification
ice dam on roof
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Residential

Attics and roofs that don’t work and why

Taking building investigations and turning them into building science puzzles is fun and informative. In "Attics and roofs that work and why," we learned how to configure high performance attics and roofs. What can we learn from roofs and attics that have had problems? We can learn about tolerances attics and roofs have for heat and moisture management and quite a bit about how to and not to retrofit existing attics and roofs. 
Credits: AIA, BPI, NARI, RESNET, WI-DSPS, Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, UDC-Construction Inspector Certification
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Residential

Attic and roof configurations that work and why

Using the building science and building code for attics and roofs, we will work through which roof and attic configurations work and why. Peter will work with a local high performance builder and roof/attic mock-ups to get into the nitty-gritty of materials, sequencing, and trades interaction for high performance attics and roofs.
Credits: AIA, BPI, NARI, RESNET, WI-DSPS, Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, UDC-Construction Inspector Certification
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Residential

Housing disruption realities, crises, and transformations: are you ready?

Virtually every major industry has experienced, or is in the process of experiencing, massive disruption. Housing has been able to sit on the sidelines with its first-cost dominated business model and uniquely dis-aggregated industry, but not for much longer. That’s because there are three new realities setting the stage for disruption, five crises making disruption an imperative, and four transformations that will drive disruption in an industry totally resistant to change. Within this larger disruption context, high performance homes will play an increasingly critical role that needs to be fully integrated. Will you be ready? 
Credits: AIA, BPI, NARI, RESNET, WI-DSPS, Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, UDC-Construction Inspector Certification
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Commercial + industrial, Commercial plug load

Next generation of plug control: Tier 2 power strips

Credits: None
learning to master the grey areas
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Energy management

Business success: learning to master the grey areas

Systems are critical to a successful business, but sometimes we get caught up in trying to manage and design controls for components that refuse to cooperate. When is it more efficient and profitable to leave things undefined and grey? When do we benefit from leaving things open and malleable? How do we build systems that help us become comfortable and eventually benefit from the messy parts of our work? This provocative session will challenge you and help you take your business to new levels.  
Credits: AIA, BPI, NARI, RESNET, WI-DSPS, Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, UDC-Construction Inspector Certification
basement being built overlaid with text reading "Below Grade Walls"
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Residential

Building a better basement

In this on-demand webinar we will take a hard look at below grade walls and what it takes to properly manage the potential for bulk water intrusion and keeping the indoor environment dry, healthy, and safe. We will look at the primary issues; condensation and bulk water intrusion. Understanding the physics of both new and existing below grade wall assemblies, we will uncover the root issues and identify two distinct strategies that work with water rather than against it to ensure a truly durable and enduring assembly.
Credits: AIA, BPI, NARI, RESNET, WI-DSPS, Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, UDC-Construction Inspector Certification
the lenses framework
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Sustainable design

Regenerative design, development and the LENSES framework 100

Discover LENSES (Living Environments in Natural, Social and Economic Systems) and learn how this regenerative development process and facilitation framework enhances existing design and sustainability practices.
Credits: None