Archives: Courses

Apr
28

Realigning Buildings with Nature

Realigning Buildings with Nature The LFCSA brings you a webinar around the Place Petal of the Living Building Challenge. The aim of the Place Petal is about restoring the relationship between people and nature, place and community. The introduction will explain the LBC Place Petal imperatives which articulates how to integrate ecology and community in [...]
By Michelle | Webinar
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Apr
08

Living Building Challenge (Live-only)

Living Building Challenge What if every single act of design and construction made the world a better place? The Living Building Challenge is the world’s most rigorous proven performance standard for buildings. This course gives an overview of the LBC regenerative design framework to assist attendees in creating spaces that give more than they take. [...]
By Michelle | Webinar
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Mar
09

Designing a Circular Economy

Designing a Circular Economy To survive and thrive, business needs to reboot to a circular, more resilient operating system. Businesses are part of the problem arising from the linear economy - take, make, waste - and so need to be part of the solution.  How can design and businesses be a primary engine of change [...]
By Michelle | Green Building . Net Zero
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Mar
09

Creating Nature Connections: Biophilia for Google

Creating Nature Connections: Biophilia for Google Biophilia is the concept that humans have an innate desire to connect with nature and natural systems. Embedding these principles in the design of our buildings and spaces can improve the environmental performance, but more so, improves the life of the occupants where people are healthier, more satisfied, and [...]
By Michelle | Green Building . Net Zero
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Mar
08

Regenerative Retrofit Story: ArchNexus SAC

Regenerative Retrofit Story: ArchNexus SAC  The Arch Nexus project team will present the story about the transformation of an old warehouse built in the 1950s into a Living Building. The Arch Nexus project is a case study in regenerative retrofit with lessons on various aspects of the process to getting a Living Building Certification especially [...]
By Michelle | Green Building . Net Zero
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Feb
15

Ecolabels in Africa: Informing Choice

Ecolabels in Africa Third-party certifiers of products and materials, such as an ecolabel, cover a variety of issues from the specific, such as sustainable forestry, to the whole-of-life cycle. But are these designations useful? With the variety of environmental labels in the market it can be confusing and difficult to know what they mean or [...]
By Michelle | Green Building . Net Zero
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Feb
15

Embodied Carbon of Materials

Embodied Carbon of Materials  There are two types of carbon emissions related to buildings, namely Operational Carbon (emissions related to operating the building in terms of electricity use, etc) and Embodied Carbon (emissions related to producing the materials that are used to build the building).  This webinar is focusing on the latter: Embodied Carbon of [...]
By Michelle | Green Building . Net Zero
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Feb
09

Net Positive Water Buildings

Net Positive Water Buildings The Living Future Collaborative South Africa has organised this panel webinar to present you with insight and inspiration about what it means to design buildings to be Net Positive Water - super energy efficient building designs supplemented by renewable energy to meet its energy needs. This discussion unpacks the practicalities of [...]
By Michelle | Green Building . Net Zero . Water
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Nov
18

Net Positive Energy Buildings & LBC

Net Positive Energy Buildings & Living Building Challenge The Living Future Collaborative South Africa has organised this panel webinar to present you with insight and inspiration about what it means to design buildings to be Net Positive Energy - super energy efficient building designs supplemented by renewable energy to meet its energy needs. This discussion [...]
By Michelle | Green Building . Net Zero
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Oct
29

Ecolabels: Why, When & How

Ecolabels Third-party certifiers of products and materials, such as an ecolabel, cover a variety of issues from the specific, such as sustainable forestry, to whole-of-life cycle. But are these designations useful? With the variety of environmental labels in the market it can be confusing and difficult to know what they mean or whom to trust. [...]
By Michelle | Green Building
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Jul
21

Design for All: Universal Design for Buildings

Design for All: Universal Design and Design for Disabilities Universal design refers to ideas and designs meant to produce buildings, products and environments that are inherently, and indiscriminately accessible to ALL people – inclusive of older people, people without disabilities, and people with disabilities. Starting with an overview of design for accessibility, this course intends [...]
By Michelle | Uncategorized
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Jul
21

Solar Design Basics II: Solar Control & Shading

Solar Design Basics II: Solar Control & Shading Once the solar implications are known, the design of solar control can commence. Optimally, a successful project has the right use of shading while not overdesigning.  Simple calculations can inform the requirements which can then be addressed by design. This course will cover design approaches to solar [...]
By Michelle | Uncategorized
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Jul
21

Living Building Challenge

Living Building Challenge What if every single act of design and construction made the world a better place? The Living Building Challenge is the world’s most rigorous proven performance standard for buildings. This course gives an overview of the LBC regenerative design framework to assist attendees in creating spaces that give more than they take. [...]
By Michelle | Course . Webinar
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May
26

Solar Design Basics I: Our Dynamic Sun

Solar Design Basics I: Our Dynamic Sun Designing with the sun can be powerful – by optimizing its usefulness, as well as, ensuring protection from it when required. To do this, the physical behaviours of the sun need to be understood. This course will get you started with solar geometry and how to predict where [...]
By Michelle | Uncategorized
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May
26

Sustainable Precincts & Neighbourhoods

Sustainable Precincts As cities are growing and the urban population is outnumbering the rural population, cities face enormous challenges. Transportation, waste generation, energy and water consumption, food security and urban sprawl are some of the issues that must be dealt with. How can we create cities that are vibrant, economic hubs, inclusive environments, and minimise [...]
By Michelle | Uncategorized
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May
01

Introduction to Green Buildings

Introduction to Green Buildings How does the effects of Climate Change and the Built Environment the impact on the planet? This course identifies the main items that make a building green - site selection, energy efficiency, water efficiency, materials, and healthy spaces. It gives an overview of the Green Building rating tools available globally and [...]
By Marloes Reinink | Uncategorized
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Apr
01

Building Modelling & Simulation

Building Modeling & Simulation: Daylight and Thermal Comfort Using building modelling and simulation early on in the design stages can influence design decisions for the better. This course highlights the short payback period of using modelling software on projects, and lists a range of questions which can be answered by means of simulations. It also [...]
By Michelle | Green Building
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Apr
01

Introduction to Green Interiors

Introduction to Green Interiors Why should we green our interiors?  This course looks at the cost and the business case of greener workplaces.  It further explores health and wellbeing of occupants and the research done in this field. The presentation introduces the different certification tools available for interior spaces and touches on the concept of [...]
By Michelle | Green Building
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Apr
01

Designing for People: Health & Wellbeing

Designing for People: Health & Wellbeing The time has come to elevate human health and comfort to the forefront of building practices and reinvent buildings that are not only better for the planet—but also for people. This presentation will introduce how to do this using the WELL Building Standard as the framework which is a [...]
By Michelle | Uncategorized
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