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Education and Workshops 2014
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Wind Load Calculations

Wind Load Calculations and Other Wind Issues
For architects, engineers & contractors.  Overview of the 2010 FBC and ASCE 7-10 wind load provisions. Wind characteristics & structural dynamic fundamentals.  Wind load analyses examples of residential/ commercial structures.  Wind driven rain characteristics & wind/rain flow patterns depicted. Commercial wind load software demonstration.
CILB 0607975 / AR 9877473 HSW/ FBPE exp4028   
7 CEHs, PDHs

Wind Load Calculations II: Structural Applications
For architects & engineers. Provides a structural systems overview, natural frequency calculations of structures & analysis of wind loading effects on various structures including rigid & flexible diaphragms & CMU bearing & shear walls.   AR 9877773 HSW/ FBPE exp4028  7 CEHs, PDHs


Class Dates

Pensacola - Jan. 15 & 16, 2015
St. Augustine - Jan. 22 & 23 2015
Largo / Tampa - Jan. 29 & 30, 2015
Davie - Feb. 5 & 6, 2015
Apopka /Orlando - Feb. 12 & 13, 2015

Action Plan for Promoting Sustainability in Extension Offices

Action Plan for Promoting Sustainability Data Log

Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision Development Webinar

madera model rain gardenPresented by Mark Hostetler, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, University of Florida, this continuing education course is a four-module webinar series developed by the Program for Resource Efficient Communities at the University of Florida. The course is devoted to designing, recognizing, restoring, and managing residential communities for biodiversity within the urban and rural matrix. The course is available in association with the Green Building Research Institute. It is relevant to county and city planners, landscape architects, architects, civil engineers, environmental consultants, developers, private landowners, and interested citizens. The course qualifies for the below continuing education credits:

Florida BOARID, provider # 0008074, course #9878189, 4 CEH's, level III, HSW.
Florida BOLA provider # 0001129, course #0009090, 4 CEH's
If applying for Florida BOARID and BOLA CEH’s, one must contact Dr. Mark Hostetler ( to obtain the required documentation.
Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) 4 CE hours
American Institute of Architects AIA LU|HSW|SD 4 CE Hours


Florida Energy Efficiency Loan (FEEL) Program

The FEEL program is seeking licensed Florida building professionals capable of rapidly responding to customer referrals generated through a $5 million energy efficiency finance program to provide residential property improvement services in Central Florida. Launching early in the second quarter of 2013, the University of Florida, in partnership with FAIRWINDS Credit Union, will be leveraging our building science, consumer engagement, and financial management offerings and experience to help homeowners FEEL good about their home energy lifestyle.

Qualified contractors displaying a high quality of work, a commitment to customer service, financial stability, and personal integrity may become FEEL Program “Participating Independent Contractors” through the process detailed in a free, interactive workshop. Ample time will be available for dialogue and contractor Q&A. Workshops will be scheduled for Central Florida in early to mid 2013.

The FEEL program has grown out of the Osceola Energy Initiative ( and is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Office of Energy under Award Number DE-E0000800.

UF/Program for Resource Efficient Communities
(352) 392-5684

Hal Knowles and Craig Miller

INFORMATIONAL FLYER for Florida Energy Efficiency Loan
Eligible Property Improvement Measures and Loan Basics