New Courses: International Fire Code Changes and Intro to Sustainable Water Systems

RedVector has released two new courses which comprise four hours of new mobile-ready content!

2015 International Fire Code®: Significant Changes

Maintaining the life safety of building occupants, the protection of emergency responders, and limiting the damage to a building and its contents is of paramount importance. The purpose of the 2015 International Fire Code®: Significant Changes course is to familiarize fire officials, building officials, plans examiners, fire inspectors, design professionals and others with many of the important changes in the 2015 International Fire Code (IFC®). This interactive, online course is designed to assist code users in identifying the specific code changes that have occurred and in understanding the reasons behind the changes. It is also a valuable resource for jurisdictions in their code adoption process.


This course was developed in partnership with the International Code Council®.

Green Design: Introduction to Sustainable Water Systems (Based on LEED v4)

The goal of this online interactive course is to introduce you to a perspective on development and design practices that help professionals support communities in managing and sustaining use of local water resources. It is often said when discussing sustainable practices that people need to think globally and act locally. This is especially true when dealing with water resources. Unlike any other resource, water cycles through the earth’s environments at global and continental scales, but each step of that journey serves as a highly valued local resource. This course will discuss a sustainable approach to water use and management in buildings, sites, and campuses. It systematically introduces key concepts that help practitioners understand the larger watershed and community water systems that local development practices impact, and the cultural, social, economic, and health benefits communities derive from earth’s water systems. This course also introduces the consequences of conflicts between current development practices and these water systems and emerging developments practices that work better with, and have a lower-impact on, watershed systems. Brief overviews of LEED-BD+C v4.0 credits that contribute to improved water quality, reduced water use, management of local stormwater and groundwater resources are included to help orient professionals to practices they may wish to learn more about. Lastly, the author provides some examples of how strategies introduced in the lesson can contribute to and express the natural, cultural, social, and aesthetic character of places.

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