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Barton Associates is proud to be an approved educational provider with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems (AIA/CES) Registered Provider program.

The AIA was created in 1857 and recognizes that continuing education is crucial to the advancement and improvement of the profession. We agree that continuing education and great design are extremely important, therefore we are committed to offering quality education in accordance with the AIA/CES criteria.

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IECC/ASHRAE Energy Code Update

1 LU Credit

As of October 1, 2018, new and renovated buildings in Pennsylvania must comply with the 2015 International Energy Code (IECC) with the exception of the City of Philadelphia which has adopted the 2018 IECC. This presentation will highlight the changes in the 2015 IECC as compared to the 2012 IECC, Explanation of the requirements necessary to comply with the 2015 IECC such as vacancy vs. occupancy, individual controls, daylight controls exterior control requirements, the differences between the 2015 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1 2013. Lastly, we’ll take a brief glimpse into what the future holds in terms of upcoming energy code changes.

Through this course you will learn:

  • What the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is
  • The requirements necessary to comply with the 2015 IECC
  • The differences between the 2015 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1 2013
  • Examples of design strategies that can be implemented to comply with the 2015 IECC

Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Lighting Systems

1 LU Credit

An overview of Power Over Ethernet (PoE) technology and how it can apply to building lighting systems. This course offers a primer on PoE network architecture, an overview of PoE lighting technology (including benefits, drawbacks, and current limitations) and a case study.

Through this course you will learn:

  • The basics of Power over Ethernet technology and lighting systems
  • Benefits and drawbacks to PoE lighting systems
  • Different ways to implement PoE lighting systems via case study review

Mold and Moisture in Buildings

1 LU/HSW Credit

An overview of mold and moisture control in buildings focused on K-12 educational facilities in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  These facilities typically have systems that do not allow for active dehumidification.  This course identifies the sources of moisture in these facilities, how to operate existing buildings to minimize the conditions that allow for mold growth, and what design approaches should be utilized to control humidity and mitigate mold growth in facilities.

Through this course you will learn:

  • How to understand psychrometrics related to moisture in air
  • How to identify moisture sources in buildings
  • Best practices in the operation of facilities to control moisture
  • Design requirements for moisture control

The Light of Your Life: The Potential Effects of Light on Our Mental and Physical Health

1 LU/HSW Credit

Today, Americans spend 90% or more of their time indoors. But, as little as 100 years ago, the majority of our days were lived outdoors and governed by the rise and setting of the sun.

In this presentation, we will explore how this shift from living in a naturally lit environment to one dominated by electric light has potentially affected both our mental and physical well-being. We will discuss how the trend for living in ‘cities that never sleep’ has only amplified our innate need to be connected with natural light on a daily basis.

But, what if our environment, activities, profession, lifestyle or even physical health preclude us from having access to natural light each day? We will investigate a recent advancement in LED lighting technology that may finally be able to provide the best of both worlds…electric light engineered to provide the potential health benefits characteristic of natural light.

Through this course you will learn:

  • The meaning of Biophilia as it relates to natural light through the analysis of common case studies
  • Why humans have an essential need to connect on a daily level with natural light through the study of its effect on our circadian rhythm
  • The potential effects that living the majority of our day under electric light has on our mental and physical health by examining current related studies
  • How the emerging technology of Dynamic White LED Lighting has the potential to bridge the gap between our desire for the benefits of natural light while living in an interior environment dominated by electric light through hand-on demonstration

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