Seattle, Wash. (PRWEB) March 17, 2012
Architects, builders, and other building industry professionals can learn about the latest practices for improving home and commercial/institutional building efficiency during a series of informative, free webinars March 27 and 28 on GreenExpo365.com. Attendees can also view new green building materials from Panasonic, Technical Glass Products, Simpson Door Company, Milgard Windows, and other exhibitors in the online tradeshow floor, as well as interact with other attendees, and read and post green building ideas and opinions in the website’s blog area. http://www.greenexpo365.com
The webinar schedule for GreenExpo365’s March “Live” event includes:
· Tuesday, March 27, 8:30 a.m. Pacific / 11:30 a.m. Eastern
Sarah Susanka: “Lessons from The Not So Big Showhouse: Energy Efficiency and Design Innovation for the Mainstream Housing Market”
Architect and author Sarah Susanka will describe the “build better, not bigger” design principles underlying her “2011 Not So Big Showhouse” in an urban infill project near Chicago. The session will highlight practical steps for improving the comfort and functionality of efficient, small spaces using lighting, visual weighting, built-in furniture, and other design details.
· Tuesday, March 27, 11:00 a.m. Pacific / 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Sanford Steinberg and Janet Bowler: "Greening Your Multifamily Projects with the National Green Building Standard"
Nationally recognized architect Sanford Steinberg and construction services executive Janet Bowler will share insights on the benefits of building and certifying multifamily housing projects to the National Green Building Standard. This session will provide helpful tips for builders, designers, and developers.
· Tuesday, March 27, 1:00 p.m. Pacific / 4:00 p.m. Eastern
Steve Sunderman: “Paving the Way to the Triple Bottom Line - Evaluating Your Paving Options For Financial and Environmental Success”
Architect Steve Sunderman, a member of the USGBC Center for Green Schools Committee cabinet, will demonstrate how paving material choice for roads, highways and parking lots impacts the triple bottom line of prosperity (saving money), social equity (improving people’s lives), and sustainable environments (environmental stewardship).
· Wednesday, March 28, 8:30 a.m. Pacific / 11:30 a.m. Eastern
Brian Geller: “From Green Buildings to Green Cities: Learnings From The Seattle 2030 District”
The Seattle 2030 District is a high-performance building district in downtown Seattle that aims to dramatically reduce environmental impacts of building construction and operations, while increasing Seattle's competitiveness in the business environment and owners’ return on investment. Brian Geller, founder and Executive Director of the Seattle 2030 District, will provide insights on how the organization is working with architects, businesses, contractors, and building owners to implement the Architecture 2030 philosophies and goals.
· Wednesday, March 28, 11:00 a.m. Pacific / 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Eden Brukman: “An Introduction to the Living Building Challenge”
What if every single act of design and construction made the world a better place? Eden Brukman, vice president of the International Living Future Institute will discuss the Living Building Challenge, which is a philosophy, advocacy tool and performance-based certification program that seeks to have human habitats generate all needed energy using clean, renewable resources; capture and treat water through ecologically sound techniques; incorporate nontoxic, appropriate materials; operate efficiently; and maximize beauty.
In addition to the live webinars, GreenExpo365 users can access numerous other green building webinars on demand. Many of these are registered with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and AIA members can use them to receive mandatory continuing education credits.
The award-winning GreenExpo365.com site is an online information resource and community for architects, builders, remodelers, building material dealers, code officials, manufacturers and others interested in green building design and construction. It offers regular “Live Events” in an online tradeshow format that includes expert presenters and product exhibitors, bi-weekly webinars on a host of green building topics, on-demand continuing education courses registered with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and 24/7 interaction on blogs and discussions. As of March 2012, the site has nearly 12,000 registered users. http://www.greenexpo365.com