The Gateway to Up-To-Date Information on Integrated 'Whole Building' Design Techniques and Technologies
The goal of 'Whole Building' Design is to create a successful high-performance building by applying an integrated design and team approach to the project during the planning and programming phases.
Energy Exchange takes place in Denver, Colorado and features nearly 120 unique training sessions offering endless opportunities to develop professional skills and interact with the federal energy/water management community. Attendees can take assessments on the WBDG to earn CEUs for sessions attended — stop by the FEMP Lounge to learn more and chat with NIBS/WBDG staff.
The Cafritz Environmental Center, a 3,000 sf day-use education and events building, is designed to work together with other new campus structures to achieve net zero energy and water targets.
During their construction, occupancy, renovation, repurposing, and demolition, buildings use energy, water, and raw materials, generate waste, and emit potentially harmful atmospheric emissions. These facts have prompted the creation of green building standards, certifications, and rating systems aimed at mitigating the impact of buildings on the natural environment through sustainable design.
The Corrosion Fundamentals course explains corrosion impacts to facilities & infrastructure and why they are important to the Department of Defense. It includes the "expanded" definition of corrosion, and the current laws, policies, and guidance that govern prevention and control.