Archived Events

January 26, 2017
12-2pm

Designing with Living Materials

Jeff Betts of Ecovative- the first company to develop bio-based resin and foam-like materials made out of mushrooms- explains the benefits of using innovative, living materials to replace traditional building components and how to specify these exciting materials in architectural and design projects.

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Designing with Living Materials,
January 26, 2017, 12-2pm

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January 12, 2017
12-2pm

Who?//Me//Us

Textile designer and artist Suzanne Tick will focus on recent art and design aesthetics related to “the self” through the lens of today’s economic and technological landscape. Her lecture will also explore ideas of the self related to existentialism, narcissism, and altruism in present day culture and how these themes are reflected in art and design.

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Who?//Me//Us,
January 12, 2017, 12-2pm

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December 8, 2016
12-2pm

Social Equity and Architecture

Learn to spearhead projects that go beyond just environmental sustainability. Master the criteria for new LEED Social Equity pilot credits. You’ll review what makes a building benefit the communities around it, the people who build and maintain it, and the people who manufacture materials that make up its structure.

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Social Equity and Architecture,
December 8, 2016, 12-2pm

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November 10, 2016
12pm-2pm

Natural Fibers

Natural fibers, including wool, cotton, linen, silk, sisal, jute, seagrass, paper, and coir, offer elegant and environmentally-friendly solutions to your carpeting needs. This lecture covers these natural fibers from harvest through maintenance: where they come from, how to distinguish among them, appropriate uses, installation methods and concerns, and proper care.

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Natural Fibers,
November 10, 2016, 12pm-2pm

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November 19, 2015
12- 2PM

Solar Design For Commercial Buildings

Gain an intimate knowledge about using currently available methods that today’s practitioner can utilize to incorporate renewable energy into their commercial projects. This course will discuss how current regulations and the global energy situation can be used as a tool to make these projects move forward sustainably.

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Solar Design For Commercial Buildings,
November 19, 2015, 12- 2PM

NOTE: Registration subject to availability
October 22, 2015
12pm - 2pm

Striving for Neutral Energy

Striving for energy neutrality from conceptual phases through construction and operation – a project presented by The Vermont Performance Lab Campus. It’s a great opportunity to have a discussion with Ted Sheridan who will demonstrate both the strengths and weaknesses of materials, methods, and engineering.

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Striving for Neutral Energy,
October 22, 2015, 12pm - 2pm

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December 4, 2014
12-2pm

Sustainable Floor Covering: Cork, Linoleum and Bamboo

The floor covering industry offers a range of rapidly renewable and biodegradable options, including cork, linoleum, and bamboo. This seminar covers specifications, LEED, installation procedures, and maintenance recommendations for these environmentally-friendly materials

 

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Sustainable Floor Covering: Cork, Linoleum and Bamboo,
December 4, 2014, 12-2pm

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October 23, 2014
12-2pm

Acoustics: Compliance and Design

In this lecture, Al Fierstein – acoustic consultant and founder of Acoustilog, Inc.  – will discuss the importance of involving acoustic planning early on, within an architectural design process. This interactive presentation will cover specific acoustic topics for building and design.

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Acoustics: Compliance and Design,
October 23, 2014, 12-2pm

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April 16, 2015
12-2pm

Specifying Resilient Flooring

This seminar will compare raw ingredients, manufacturing processes, recommended installations, maintenance requirements, and lifecycle costs for resilient flooring materials including linoleum, vinyl, rubber, VCT, and cork.

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Specifying Resilient Flooring,
April 16, 2015, 12-2pm

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February 23, 2017
12pm - 2pm

Carpeting for Corridors

Planning and selecting carpeting for large, complex building corridors presents a unique set of challenges. This lecture covers the full cycle of corridor carpeting considerations including manufacturing, performance, regulatory requirements, fibers, installation, and maintenance.

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Carpeting for Corridors,
February 23, 2017, 12pm - 2pm

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February 5, 2015
12-2pm

Carpeting on Staircases

Carpeting staircases can be difficult to get right, and is an often overlooked but crucial component of interior projects. This seminar covers design options and installation techniques, considerations for selection of carpeting and padding, and information on how to assess quality and performance expectations.

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Carpeting on Staircases,
February 5, 2015, 12-2pm

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November 7, 2013
12-2pm

Zero Energy Building

In this lecture, certified energy practitioner Jean-Pierre Clejan will describe the economics that make solar electric systems feasible for commercial buildings. He will present recent case studies of LEED projects that incorporate solar electricity and geothermal HVAC, including a Zero Energy medical building, a Near-Zero Energy liquor superstore and…

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Zero Energy Building,
November 7, 2013, 12-2pm

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October 24, 2013
12-2pm

Tighthouse: A Brownstone Renovation to Passive House Standards

In this lecture, Julie Torres Moskovitz – credited with retrofitting New York City’s first certified Passive House – will present an in-depth case study for her project Tighthouse, a retrofit of an 1899 brownstone that was completed in 2012.

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Tighthouse: A Brownstone Renovation to Passive House Standards,
October 24, 2013, 12-2pm

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September 19, 2013
12-2pm

Cultural and Educational Facilities Using Passive House Technology

In recent years, Passive House technology – a voluntary standard for energy efficiency, widely used in Europe, that results in ultra-low energy buildings – has become increasingly popular in the US. In this lecture, certified Passive…

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Cultural and Educational Facilities Using Passive House Technology,
September 19, 2013, 12-2pm

NOTE: Registration subject to availability