High-Performance EIFS for Sustainable Construction  

Education Type: 
On-Demand
Duration: 
1 Hour
Level: 
Intermediate
Prerequisites: 

None

AIA Learning Units: 
1.0 LU | HSW
USGBC GBCI: 
1.0 CE
LEED Category: 
Materials & Resources

Sponsored by BASF - The Chemical Company

This 1-hour interactive online course begins with a discussion regarding ways that sustainability concerns are changing the lowest initial-cost design philosophy that has been prevalent in the American construction industry.

It outlines key architectural decisions related to EIFS, and illustrates how architects can incorporate EIFS into building designs that maximize aesthetic value, building longevity, sustainability, LEED ratings and cost-effectiveness.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the connection between sustainable construction and high performance EIFS;
  • Design cost-effective exterior wall systems using high performance EIFS;
  • Explain ways to maximize sustainability and LEED scores; and
  • Discuss new applications for high performance EIFS.
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