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BSP717 Commercial Building Science - Comfortable Environments Through Sustaina

Format LIVE: Facilitator-led
Offered by CertainTeed Corporation





Valley Forge, PA 19482
United States
Category Indoor environmental quality

During this course, participants will review many principals of sustainable design and how these principals contribute to the conser vation of resources, life-cycle design and designing for people and the environment. Participants will also be provided with a brief synopsis of the LEED Green Building Rating Systems. Other topics will include: Ways to achieve premium indoor air quali ty ASHRAE Standard 62.1- Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality Factors that affect thermal comfo rt ASHRAE Standard 55-200 4 - Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human OccupancySound control design practices that hel p create a superior acoustical e nvironment How to create visually interesting spaces through controlled and natural lig hting design strategies At the end of the session, participants will participate in a brief question and answer sessio n. During this time they will be asked to share their design issues and their resolve for subjects discussed during the session.


  • Understand the concepts of green building, sustainable design, and indoor environmental quality
  • Understand credit categories for a green building rating system
  • Describe several factors affecting thermal comfort
  • Understand ways to improve indoor air quality through controlled ventilation and material selection
  • Understand how to createsuperior acoustical environments through sound control design practices
  • Understand design strategies that help create ahigh quality visual environment
  • Understand the credits that are available under LEED for each category of comfort covered in this course.
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CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 1.0