EDUCATION PROVIDER PROGRAM (EPP)

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New Course Providers are required to submit the following completed documents for review:

Please download the appropriate form(s) for completion and send to EPP@aanb.org

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Distance Learning

AEC Daily: Synthetic Surfacing Design & Performance

ONGOING - 1 HOUR - FREE

The implementation of synthetic surfacing for leisure and performance applications is rapidly growing. Artificial materials such as synthetic turf (grass), synthetic green walls, and poured-in-place and court surfacing often outperform their natural counterparts. Additionally, increased safety standards and design expectations have accelerated innovation in the materials available to designers. This course outlines synthetic surfacing options and examines synthetic turf systems, detailing their design considerations, performance features, sustainability and health benefits, and associated return on investment (ROI).

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AEC Daily: Terrazzo Flooring Systems

ONGOING - FREE - 1 HOUR

For generations, designers have turned to the beauty and functionality offered by terrazzo. In recent years, new technologies and materials mean terrazzo can respond to the needs of the most modern buildings. This course covers the evolution of terrazzo, terrazzo flooring systems, and the environmental advantages of terrazzo and how they apply to sustainable initiatives for indoor air quality, recycling, and resource efficiency. 

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AEC Daily: The ABCs of EPDs: An Introduction to Environmental Product Declarations for Building Designers and Managers

ONGOING

The Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is not just an idea about how to “grade the greenness” of products; it is a well-developed, globally recognized way to make responsible comparisons and decisions regarding sustainable material design and continuous improvement. This course discusses the concept of the EPD as applied to building materials and how to integrate EPDs into design and product selection decisions. Detailed information from different thermal insulation EPDs is used to demonstrate how thermal insulation provides a unique and significant payback in terms of energy and environmental impacts.

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AEC Daily: The Benefits of Implementing Water Conservation Standards by Building beyond Code

ONGOING - FREE - 1 HR

The planet is currently in a water scarcity crisis, which is significantly affected by toilet water usage. This course examines the current plumbing codes, standards, and regulations that address toilet water usage, the need for and benefits of going beyond current standards, and the goals of a variety of beyond-the-code voluntary standards and rating systems, such as LEED v4 BD+C and ICC 700 National Green Building Standard®. It explains the various types of low-flow and ultra-low-flow toilets, their pros and cons, and their selection criteria. It concludes with a sampling of successful cost- and water-saving installations.

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AEC Daily: The FRESH Approach to Choosing Exterior Colors

ONGOING - FREE - 1 HOUR

For the typical homeowner, choosing exterior color can be a daunting task; however, there is guidance available to help choose color palettes that complement the exterior of the home. This course presents the FRESH approach: a strategic method used for the selection of colors for the exterior of buildings. The course focuses on both residential and commercial design considerations and details the steps to follow in the color selection process to achieve a harmonious design.

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AEC Daily: The Importance of Space: Rainscreen Technology in Residential Building Design

ONGOING

Building science experts have acknowledged the need for both drainage and ventilation in exterior wall systems in order to eliminate moisture issues and extend the life of buildings. This presentation reviews the concepts of rainscreen technology and the solutions for compliance with a focus on engineered rainscreen drainage and ventilation mats used in direct-applied and ventilated wall designs.

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AEC Daily: The Importance of Ventilation in Residential Metal & Cedar Roof Design

ONGOING - FREE

The primary purpose of a roof is to provide shelter and protection; to do so effectively over the long term, proper drainage and ventilation are required. Presented here are the categories of metal roofing, the moisture- and noise-related issues associated with architectural metal roofs, the use of a three-dimensional drainage and ventilation mat as a solution to these issues, and best practices for incorporating a mat in metal and cedar roof assemblies.

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AEC Daily: The Role of Commercial Steel Doors in Resilient Design

ONGOING - FREE - 1 HR

Resiliency is a growing necessity. It is important to understand the impacts on the built environment resulting from natural and manmade disasters and disturbances and to design for those impacts now. Presented in this course is an overview of the benefits of using steel doors as part of a resilient design strategy for applications requiring resistance to blasts, tornadoes, and ballistics.


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AEC Daily: The Who, What, When, and Why of Submetering

ONLINE - ONGOING - FREE 

Building designers, property managers, and tenants increasingly focus on lowering their energy and utility consumption and its accompanying costs. To effectively reduce usage and costs, monitoring energy consumption in detail is necessary, especially in buildings and facilities with multiple tenants, end users, and processes. This course explains how utility submetering identifies usage quantities and issues, facilitates smart metering, helps meet or exceed code and building rating system requirements, and accurately allocates utility charges, all of which contribute to users’ lowering their utility consumption and costs. 

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AEC Daily: Thermal Bridging: Small Details with a Large Impact

ON-GOING 1.25 hrs

Uncorrected thermal bridging can account for 20–70% of heat flow through a building's envelope. Improving details to mitigate both point and linear thermal bridges will significantly improve energy performance. This course reviews types of thermal bridges, examines how they appear in codes and standards, and explores some mitigation concepts and principles. Calculation methods to account for thermal bridging in your projects are introduced, and a sample design project is used to demonstrate code compliance.

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AEC Daily: Thick Outdoor Porcelain Tile Paving Systems

ONGOING - FREE - 1 HOUR

Thick 2 cm (20 mm) porcelain tiles that are specifically made for outdoor installations offer a blend of design, versatility, performance, simplicity of installation, and eco-sustainability. Many of the concerns regarding substrate preparation, bond failure, and slip resistance associated with laying thinner tiles outdoors are eliminated. This course discusses the material characteristics and installation of thick outdoor porcelain tiles—a paving system with high technical and visual performance.

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AEC Daily: Top-Down Design for Green Streets

ONGOING

Trees are essential for the health of the urban environment, mitigating the heat island effect, cleaning the air, reducing stormwater runoff, and improving residents’ health and well-being. But cities are often inhospitable to trees, where their growth may be stunted or their roots may damage surrounding infrastructure. This course explores ways to design successful projects incorporating green infrastructure by understanding the principles behind tree growth, proper type and amount of soil, water management, and the role of soil vault systems in helping urban trees thrive.

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AEC Daily: Understanding the Art of Quartz

ON-GOING - 1 HR - FREE

Made from one of the hardest and most abundant minerals in nature, engineered quartz is a beautiful, durable surface solution for a wide range of commercial and residential applications desiring the beauty of natural stone without its drawbacks. The raw materials of quartz surfacing are harvested from the Earth and formed into slabs via an innovative production process, resulting in a homogenous, nonporous material with superior performance and low maintenance requirements. Reviewed in this course are the features, fabrication guidelines, and design trends of quartz surfacing.

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AEC Daily: Uniting Sustainability and Aesthetics: Wood-Plastic Composite Cladding for Rainscreen Assemblies, Decks, & Railings

ON-GOING  1 HR

Today’s building professionals seeking better moisture management and energy efficiency from the exteriors of their projects are turning to rainscreens as a solution to both. Wood-plastic composite (WPC) provides a durable and long-lasting material suitable for use in rainscreen systems, decks, railings, and more. Reviewed in this course are the manufacturing process, performance and green benefits, and installation of WPC cladding that is fully capped with a polymeric plastic “shield,” providing long-term resistance to moisture, staining, and fading.

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AEC Daily: Upward-Acting Commercial Sectional Door Systems

ONGOING - 1 HOUR - FREE

Upward-acting commercial sectional door systems can be a major contributor to controlling energy costs in buildings. This course evaluates the materials and construction of various door types and discusses the selection criteria and operation features that are available to enhance door performance for a range of applications. 

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