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Forget Net-Zero, the Honda Smart Home produces energy surplus

Posted April 16, 2014

  “Energy efficient” doesn’t begin to describe the Honda Smart Home, a forward-thinking development constructed in collaboration with the University of California-Davis. Achieving a net-zero carbon rating is one thing, but this home actually produces a surplus of renewable ...

Enter or nominate a deserving project for the Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Award Program

Posted April 11, 2014

Peak building season is just weeks away. Before things to get too busy, now is the perfect time to enter or nominate a project for the Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Award Program. The award recognizes outstanding design, innovation, sustainability and quality in projects using Integrity products. ...

What green does and doesn’t mean to homeowners

Posted April 9, 2014

Suzanne Shelton, president of Shelton Group (Knoxville, Tenn.), has spent the past decade thinking green. As a researcher, Shelton has studied how Americans feel about environmental and energy issues, and building professionals should take note. The If you build it, they will come philosophy may ...

Meet the water heater of the future

Posted April 4, 2014

Chances are you and your family members shower at around the same time each day. Yet, most water heaters function by keeping 40-80 gallons of water warm 24 hours per day, requiring a considerable amount of energy usage over time. If you see the flaw in the way our water is heated, you are too ...

You’ll love these homes built with spite

Posted April 2, 2014

Not every building can be designed and constructed with love. In fact, there is a colorful history of residential and commercial buildings erected out of sheer hatred. So-called “spite houses” tend to look like architectural calamities — and not by mistake. Generally speaking, spite ...

Throwback: The Wychmere Pool Bar Pavilion

Posted March 31, 2014

The Wychmere Pool Bar Pavilion was one of our winning Red Diamond Achiever entries last year. Check back on Wednesday for some exciting information about this year’s RDA! The Wychmere pool bar pavilion is located on the sandy beaches of Harwich Port, MA. Harsh winds, storms, salt water, and ...

Most in building industry expect revenue growth in 2014

Posted March 28, 2014

Here’s the kind of news we love to read on a Friday: A recent Houzz survey of more than 6,500 service providers — including home builders, architects, remodelers, landscape professionals and interior designs — found that 90 percent expected revenue to grow in 2014. Ninety percent! This ...

New hardwood flooring claims to make indoor air 85 percent cleaner

Posted March 26, 2014

The air purifier of the future may be in your flooring. No, not the air ducts between the floors or at the heating and cooling source, but actually in the flooring.  Canadian manufacturer Lauzon recently released its Pure Genius hardwood flooring, an air-purifying solution that may be a game ...

LIVE SEMINARS

Fiberglass Composites in Windows in Multi-Family Housing

1 AIA CEH HSW

This course will focus on the use of fiberglass composite windows in multi-family housing, with an emphasis on Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) housing. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and HUD have rigid standards for window construction and installation, such as fiberglass cladding colors, water-repellent millwork, air leakage, water penetration, structural loading, weather stripping and sealed insulating glass.

Performance Characteristics of Pultruded Fiberglass

1 H/S/W SD, 1 GBCI CE Hour, LEED AP continuing education

This program focuses on the strength, durability, and thermal efficiency of pultruded fiberglass. It describes manufacturing processes and environmental advantages of fiberglass as a window and door material.

Performance Glazing – Coatings, Layers & Gases

1 H/S/W SD, 1 GBCI CE Hour, LEED AP continuing education

This course explores how different aspects of glazing can be manipulated for increased performance, including Low E coatings, glass layering, and gas filled spaces. It also defines criteria for evaluating energy performance and glazing.

Integrated Performance Standards

1 H/S/W

This program looks at consolidated performance standards, describing how window performance is measured and graded. Testing procedures are presented, along with information on performance factors, product codes and Hallmark certification.

IZ Windows and Coastal Codes

1 H/S/W

This presentation covers hurricane history and patterns, the forces driving code development, IRC, IBC, and IECC, impact dynamics, IZ zones, and construction options.

Beyond Performance: Assessing the Sustainability of Windows

1 H/S/W SD, 1 GBCI CE Hour, LEED AP continuing education

Sustainability concepts such as embodied energy, carbon footprint and life cycle are explained relative to fenestration products. Wood and clad wood, aluminum, fiberglass and vinyl are compared in terms of sourcing, manufacture and end-of-life disposal. A net zero residential case study is included.

AAMA 2605: Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

1 H/S/W LU

This program takes an in-depth look at aluminum as a clad material and as a substrate for high performance finish, as defined by AAMA 2605. Program content addresses aluminum characteristics, sustainability and life cycle, coating options and performance testing criteria.

Managing Sound Transmission

1 H/S/W

Learn the importance of building products' acoustical performance and product ratings. This presentation will cover sound transmission loss, acoustical ratings, and ways to achieve the best ratings for a building's location and use.

Window Installation Fundamentals

1 H/S/W

Learn the basics about window installation. This program provides a general overview of best-practice installation procedures for wood windows, aluminum clad windows, and structural installations, including a discussion on opening and unit preparations.

Historic Renovation: Windows

1 H/S/W

This presentation reviews window evaluation and rehabilitation planning for historic buildings. Window replacement is highlighted by case studies which illustrate historic window profile replication.

Harmonizing with History: Window Solutions for Historically Sensitive Settings

1 H/S/W SD

Learn about sympathetic design principles for renovation and new construction in historic settings. Case studies demonstrate window challenges, technical solutions and replacement window performance in institutional buildings.

TOURS

Marvin Factory Tour for Architects

5 H/S/W

The centerpiece of this day-and-a-half program is a 5 hour tour of the Marvin Windows and Doors factory in Warroad, MN. Learn about every facet of window manufacturing from wood processing through final unit assembly.

Cardinal Plant (Tour)

2 H/S/W

Take a two-hour tour of a Cardinal plant and see how float glass (Menomonee, WI) or coated glass, Low E (Northfield, MN) is created. Learn about the fabrication processes for tempering, laminating, coating and insulating glass, and identify common problems in glazing.

Architectural Tour of Minneapolis

4 H/S/W

Newsweek named Minneapolis "Design City" in 2006, based on recent contributions by world class architects including Cesar Pelli, Jean Nouvel and Herzog & deMeuron. See these and other buildings on a walking tour of achitecture in Minneapolis. The architect-led tour focuses on energy efficiency, durability, safety and other fenestration issues. A 2 H/S/W version of this tour is also available.

Ripley Factory Tour

3 H/S/W

This factory tour of Marvin’s patio door manufacturing facility in Ripley, Tennessee gives a thorough overview of the door manufacturing process from wood processing to assembly, including extruded aluminum cladding. Performance- and quality-testing are demonstrated.

ONLINE COURSES

Find Hanley Wood University online learning programs developed by Integrity Windows and Doors.

Find Hanley Wood University online learning programs developed by Marvin Windows and Doors.

Register for live webinars and access on-demand educational programs about historic and traditional applications at TraditionalBuilding.com’s webinar page.

For further information on Marvin's AIA-CES and AIBD-recognized education program, contact your local Marvin Architectural Representative, email AIA-CES@Marvin.com, or call 1-800-328-0268.

Integrity iPad App

The Integrity Windows and Doors iPad and iPhone app puts the power of Ultrex right at your fingertips. It includes a host of reference materials, including product catalogs, brochures, presentations, case studies, videos and the Integrity blog feed. And don’t miss the extensive photo gallery you can explore for inspiration. It’s comprehensive look at how Integrity is Built to Perform®.

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