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Residential Solar System Installation with Todd Miller. This webinar covers appropriate design techniques, advanced installation methods, and optimized roofing materials that are best suited for solar systems.


Getting to LEED v4 BD+C It's not as Hard as Your Think with Richard Manning.

Everything you Need to Know about LEED v4 Interior Design + Construction with Alichttp://www.greenbuildermedia.com/impact-series-archive-home/everything-you-need-to-know-about-leed-v4-interior-design-constructionia Snyder-Carlson 

2018 IECC Update Shaunna Mozingo offers insight into the most pressing and important requirements in the changing energy code, including key amendments and field findings. 

How current residential construction practices using HERS line up with the IECC and the ERI path with Jim Meyers of the Southwest Energy Efficient Project

Buried Ducts: A New Path for High Performance Vented Attics with Dave Mallay of Home Innovation Research Labs. An explanation of the prescriptive path for the use of buried ducts with fibrous insulation in vented attics

2018 Code Hearings Roundup: What We Know Now with Maureen Guttman, President of the Building Codes Assistant Project.

Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) - Jim Meyers offers insight into the most pressing and important requirements in the changing energy code, including key amendments and field findings.

Eric Makela, Senior Associate at Cadmus Group provides an overview of the ERI approach, how the use of renewables is integrated into this compliance path, and how the 2018 IECC will likely address the use of renewables in demonstrating compliance with the code.

Building Science

Advanced technologies—from building envelope and mechanical systems to smart devices—are dramatically enhancing the performance of our built environment. In this webinar, Green Builder Media’s editor in chief, Matt Power, will explore cutting-edge, cost-effective products that will improve the energy performance of your projects, while saving you money, time, and hassle.

Steve Easley of Steve Easley & Associates discusses the critical products and approaches to achieving net zero energy homes.  He will offer real world examples to demonstrate cost effective methods to overcome the barriers of achieving high performance structures.  Part 1 and Part 2.

Join building science expert Joe Lstiburek as he explores affordable and effective products, systems, and best practices for protecting homes from moisture intrusion.  Lstiburek will discuss solutions for water management, moisture and mold elimination, removing mildew, testing for excess moisture. 

Building net zero energy homes is now a readily attainable, cost-effective building strategy.  In this webinar, internationally renowned building science expert Dr. Joe Lstiburek explores building science advancements and product innovations that will take us beyond net zero, enabling us to design and build homes that are net-positive energy producers.  


Walter Cuculic explore the spectrum of financing options available for commercial projects that incorporate energy efficient design, products, and technologies, as well as strategies that are working and challenges that builders and developers are facing. 

Smart Cities and The Internet of Things

These webinars with Sam Hartnett of the Rocky Mountain Institute offer cutting-edge ideas and suggestions for developers, builders, architects, utilities, and cities to deploy advanced technologies and renewables, create optimized demand-side energy strategies, and develop structures that offer a higher value proposition to buyers and owners.  Webinar 1 and Webinar 2

This webinar explores trends in the smart home products sector, the integration of enabling technologies, the convergence of smart and solar systems, and the way that this newly automated environment is altering the performance of our homes and the way that we interact with them.

Bosch discusses the emerging Smart technology industry. Learn how Smart solutions are enabling sustainable living worldwide and how you can successfully implement these new technologies today.

Disaster Planning/Resilient Housing

Matt Power, Editor in Chief of Green Builder magazine, explores important strategies, best practices, and essential products for increasing the resiliency of our built environment

Samantha Medlock, Former Senior Advisor for the White House Office of Management and Budgetgives Green Builder Media an exclusive interview that offers insight into the all-hands-on-deck effort that it’s going to take to enhance our country’s resiliency.

Climatologist Heidi Cullen offers firsthand insight into the changes that are taking place in our environment and how they will affect our lives.

Margaret Davidson of the NOAA explains how communities can prevent the worst of harm caused by such changes, and other natural disasters, and create effective plans for long-term sustainability in coastal cities.

Dr. James White, Professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, discusses climate change and in particular, sea level rise.

Michele Steinberg, NFPA’s Wildland Fire Operations Division Manager, will discuss concepts and techniques around siting, designing, building and maintaining homes and neighborhoods to resist ignition from wildland fire.

Builders and Manufacturers: Out In Front

BASF—Aaron Wood of BASF examines the relationship between home sales and insulation specifications, and how enhanced energy efficiency can make a significant difference.

BASF—Doyle Robertson discusses BASF’s innovative open-cell melamine foam, Basotect

BoralJohn Renowden of Boral introduces the Sustainability Sessions series by discussing the sustainable work manufacturers must embrace.

Boral—One of the Boral Sustainability Sessions, Jacob Atalla of KBHome talks about sustainable best practices at KB Home.

Boral—One of the Boral Sustainability Sessions, Manny Gonzalez oF KTGY Group talks about sustainable best practices at KTGY.

Boral—A Boral Sustainability Session participant, CR Herro of Meritage Homes talks about sustainability best practices at Meritage Homes.

Disney—One of the nation’s greatest storytellers, head imagineer for Walt Disney World® Resorts explores how the magic of storytelling can contribute to a more sustainable future.

FM Global—Benjamin Ditch and Gary Keith present the results of the first report to focus on the environmental benefits of fire sprinklers.

Meritage Homes—CR Herro discusses Everything You Need to Know About Marketing and Selling Green Homes

Momentive—Mark Alness from Momentive Specialty Chemicals, explores the chemical makeup and sustainability of our wood resources.

Owens CorningAchilles Karagiozis, Director of Building Science, presents Cost-Effective Energy Efficiency Practices for Conditioned Attics.

SIPA—Matt Belcher on how employing SIPs for your next building envelope positions the project to meet and surpass both current and upcoming energy codes while promoting interior comfort and health at an affordable price.

Starbucks—Ben Packard discusses Starbucks strategies for creating long-term positive change through environmental stewardship, corporate social responsibility, and global sustainability.

Uponor—Intelligent water is the next frontier in the connected home, and this presentation by Cassie Schmid will give you a full understanding of what it means for the future of home building

Uponor—Alan Squires teaches building owners, builders, architects, and engineers about how crosslinked PEX plumbing and hydronic distribution systems can bring efficiency to projects.

Uponor—Robert Bean of Uponor explains the basics of hydronic radiant heating systems and how they provide exceptional comfort, energy-efficiency and indoor environmental quality.

Uponor—Tom Peick of Uponor details a new approach to plumbing with PEX—Logic Plumbing

Uponor - Eric Skare discussed the ways fire sprinklers can make your homes more sustainable and offered up the most effective and efficient methods for installing them into the homes you build.

Uponor - Steve Swanson talked about how the industry has moved to a technology that allows homeowners to experience the luxury of living in comfort wherever they want in their home and also save energy as well.

Uponor - Fire Sprinkler Design: What You Need to Know. Hear from an experienced fire sprinkler design technician.

Uponor - Are PEX-based Systems Really Sustainable?

Uponor - Steve Swanson is back to discuss the Top 5 Mistakes When Installing a Radiant Floor Heating System

UponorHear from Melisa Rodriguez, P.E., NICET IV, about the important things to know and consider before breaking ground on a home that requires a fire sprinkler system.

Uponor - Hear from Uponor Academy trainer Dan Hubbard as he details how multipurpose fire sprinkler systems work and the sustainable benefits for homebuilders and homeowners alike.

Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry--Green Chemistry is a philosophy that seeks to reduce or eliminate the use of hazardous materials at the design stage of a materials process. 

Whirlpool - Appliance Performance Beyond Energy Star

Whirlpool - Functional Furniture: Appliance Design Trends for the Modern Home


Steve Nygren, developer of Serenbe, a 1,000-acre sustainable community, says development for the growing population can be accommodated in the relationship with nature.

Mark Hostetler on conserving biodiversity in subdivision development.

Laura Storm—An inside look at Sustainia’s strategies for political, economic, and social solutions for a better future.

Alison Taylor, VP Sustainability-Americas for Siemens Corporation on How Green Cities will Save the Planet.

Leigh Gallagher on The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving 

Environmental Activists

Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, talks about his Ocean Futures Society and shares stories of change and hope.

Marcus Eriksen of Algalita Marine Research Foundations on how the building industry can prevent floating trash islands.

Sustainability hero Bill McKibben talks about the realities of a changing climate and solutions for a sustainable future.

Environmental philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore discusses the moral responsibility to address climate change and sustainability for future generations.

Environmental Economics

Internationally renowned author and sustainability expert Lester Brown illustrates how food shortages, water scarcity, and costly oil are affecting our economic and environmental stability in two separate interviews.  February 3, 2011 and May 20, 2014

Market transformation expert Barney Feinblum talks about how to influence consumer purchasing patterns with impactful sustainability messaging.

B Labs’ Bart Houlahan explores the concept of “for-benefit” corporations.

Venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki explores how to effectively use personal integrity and corporate ethics to influence the market and differentiate yourself.

Gus Speth looks at sustainability from an economic perspective, highlighting the importance of “transformative change” in America.

Jeremy Rifkin, author of The Zero Marginal Cost Society, discusses the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment.


Richard Louv talks about Nature-Deficit-Disorder and reveals a new vision of the future, in which our lives are as immersed in nature as they are in technology.

Internationally renowned nature photographer Art Wolfe shares observations about a changing planet.

Writer and host of wildlife programs, Thane Maynard, on human development’s impact on wildlife habitats.

Wes Jackson, co-founder of The Land Institute, Green Builder Media will discuss environmentally appropriate farming techniques as well as ways that we, as individuals, can integrate solutions into our homes and lives that will help our food and agriculture issues.


Martin O'Malley, former Governor of Maryland—outlines a plan to take the U.S. to 100% renewable energy by 2050, using a blend of advanced clean technologies, energy efficiency, and enhanced policy.

Henry Cisneros—Former HUD secretary discusses sustainable living and urban development.

Bill Ruckelshaus—The first EPA Administrator talks about the role of the EPA and the future of environmental protection.

Bob Sahadi and John Beldock—Financing options and real estate ramifications of the SAVE Act.

Ken Gear and Philip Henderson—SAVE Act 101: An Introduction

CR Herro and Chad Ray—How the SAVE Act affects builders and remodelers.


Robin Chase of ride sharing services Zipcar and Buzzcar talks about how the Sharing Economy is essential for a sustainable future.

Bosch—The Impact of Fuel Efficiency and Electrification on Automotive and Home Building Markets 

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