The use of building information modeling software when designing green projects is increasing as more engineers and mechanical contractors understand how BIM’s energy simulation and prefabrication components enable sustainable outcomes for large projects such as industrial buildings, schools and hospitals.
The Building Performance Institute launched its Building Science Principles Certificate of Knowledge and companion Reference Guide, responding to strong demand for a method of verifying basic building science knowledge in the home performance and energy-efficiency retrofit fields.
The 20‐minute program is a sampling from IAPMO’s
GreenPlumbers Training and Accreditation core classes of environmental
literacy, which are appropriate for plumbers or individuals who are interested
in improving the performance of solar thermal water heaters and in sustainable
plumbing designs and installations.