Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Green Building Consulting, the area’s most renowned source for green building energy modeling, testing, certifications, and knowledge, has established Green Building University (GBU). GBU will offer educational sessions on all aspects of green building. Led by Barb Yankie, and co-hosted by some of the fields most respected names, GBU plans on delivering education to the regions builders, developers, architects, designers, engineers, consultants, contractors, and anyone else in need of a greater understanding of green building practices, strategies, implementation and implications.

To accomplish these goals, Green Building Consulting has expanded their corporate offices in downtown Cincinnati to house the new Green Building University Training & Showcase Center. The Center, housed in an 1898 Italianate historic building, has been upgraded to showcase some of the green building industry’s best practices and products. These installations serve as inspiration to the many participants of GBU’s educational sessions for solutions to many of today’s green building challenges.

Thermal imaging has been found to be helpful in identification of many types of construction deficiencies, plumbing leaks, moisture intrusion, roof leaks, and areas of inadequate insulation in structures. This same technology can be used in evaluating the performance of flat roofs, and in many cases, saving replacement of the entire roof covering by identifying the problem areas so they can be replaced as needed. Many times, these problem areas can be identified before any indications are apparent inside the building. Infrared conduction scans of structures will be performed by certified Thermographers. Convection scans using a blower door can also be performed.