Carbon Reduction is Focus of Next Two Continuing Education Case Studies on DesignRealized.com

Carbon Neutral Buildings Require Eco-Responsible Inhabitants and Sequestering Carbon with Straw-Bale Construction are the next two continuing education topics on DesignRealized.com. Featured presenters are from HOK and Arkin Tilt Architects.

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"Speakers such as Zorana Bosnic and David Arkin are providing significant insights in how to design, construct and occupy green buildings,” says Thomas M. Simmons.

Oakland, CA (PRWEB) October 10, 2013

Carbon Neutral Buildings Require Eco-Responsible Inhabitants, an online AIA continuing education course, is scheduled for Tuesday, October 22, at 12pm Pacific, on DesignRealized.com. Zorana Bosnic, RIBA, LEED AP, with HOK, will discuss the role building occupants play in reducing energy consumption and improving building operations. She will present three case studies - one owner occupied, one leased, and one higher education – to demonstrate how clear end-user guidelines result in maximum eco-responsible building performance.

An online course on Sequestering Carbon with Straw-Bale Construction will follow on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. David Arkin, AIA, with Arkin Tilt Architects, will discuss how straw-bale construction sequesters far more carbon than it emits in its manufacture and delivery to the typical jobsite. He will also present the history, key features and basic design principles in working with straw-bales.

“Our Eco-Responsible Design 2030 education series is quite outstanding,” says Thomas M. Simmons, curriculum developer. “Speakers such as Zorana Bosnic and David Arkin are providing significant insights in how to design, construct and occupy green buildings.”

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. Arkin Tilt Architects, based in Berkeley, CA, is an award-winning firm specializing in energy and resource efficient design.

The current DesignRealized AIA Continuing Education 8-Part Series is focused on Eco-Responsible Design 2030. Speakers for these programs are leading architects, consultants and contractors from such firms as EHDD, Weston Miles Architects and the DLR Group.

The LearnVirtual development team creates the curriculum for DesignRealized continuing education programs. LearnVirtual specializes in the design and implementation of training programs for AEC professionals. With an emphasis on online learning, LearnVirtual empowers individuals and companies with professional skills and industry intelligence that can be applied in everyday work environments.