Duration: 1/2 hour, although your results may vary.  The educational seminar runs for approx. 1/2 hour running time plus introductions and presentations. The original source seminar consisted of 90 slides.

Comments: Greening Building Envelopes discusses sustainability of building envelopes the way nobody has yet examined the subject before. This is as different from the average bromidic sustainability seminar, as it gets. Kaz will focus on the most overlooked scientific aspects of energy improvements, and show lessons learned pertinent to the hot and humid climate.
Today, the real-estate and construction industry focuses on two new buzzwords: “Green” and “Building Envelope.” The industry also looks for savings, and what can be more economical and greener than prolonging the technical life of the existing structures? We will present several case examples of troubleshooting and preserving value of building envelopes of large buildings, which, often built wrong from the start, are typically the most expensive and most maintenance-demanding part of a building. We will show successes and lessons learned in reducing energy use and addressing persistent failures. We will also address relevant energy regulations pertaining to the existing buildings in Florida.

Audience: Physical plant managers, engineers, perhaps even architects. Hot and humid climate only.

Learning objectives: 1. Often Overlooked Secondary Consequences of Energy Upgrades . 2. Combining Energy Upgrades with Renovations.3. Diagnosis of Building Enclosures: 4. Tools of the Trade. (MacGyverizm).

Table of contents

Trailer. We never produced a trailer for this DVD.

Self Reporting Form: Never produced. This seminar was never intended for architects.  Learning units may be arranged on individual basis for an additional fee, and would require a competency component (filling an email questionnaire after you watched the video).

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The seminars focus on areas typically overlooked by architects and engineers in process of building envelope design. The topics are chosen on basis of observations derived from both forensic investigations of failed assemblies and peer reviews of architectural documentation.

The  seminar captures the draft slideshow version  from spring 2012, and includes only Kaz’s part. It does not include the Reid’s part, which contained 5 slides. The greening seminar was probably the most changed seminar, and the latest version barely resembled this video. Going forward, we may digitize this seminar as well.

Version.  It’s  one of the early versions from year 2012, which was prepared by Kaz for coordination with Reid. We never had the time to update this DVD later.

Packaging:  May vary. We will probably switch to cardboard sleeves soon.

How Can I get it? We  sell them directly, as well as they will be available through third-party re-sellers soon. They are currently available for download.

Price:  We also encourage a purchase of several DVDs at a discount.If you plan to purchase, please approve the applicable terms and conditions. When you press the “Buy Now” button, you will be taken to the checkout webpage.



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Terms and Conditions

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Taxes. Florida sales tax is added to the order.

Updates: We no longer provide updates, regardless of whatever may be printed and said on them.

Learning Units: We no longer provide them, regardless of whatever may be printed and said.

Other Languages: Videos are available in English language only, but we will burn DVDs with subtitles in the most demanded languages. (Wideo bedzie na razie dostepne jedynie w jezyku angielskim, ale zrobimy napisy w innych jezykach w zaleznosci of zapotrzebowania.)

Large Orders: Since Kaz ’s videos are useful for group viewing, pricing is set according to the total number of individuals who will view the video. Contact us if your party is larger than 10.