Flexible by Design: Innovative Approaches for Powering Low-Energy Buildings

Sponsored by Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the drive toward Net Zero Energy buildings.
  2. Identify standards related to building power distribution.
  3. Understand how modular approaches to energy and interiors can be integrated for more flexible, effective spaces.
  4. Implement design strategies for different types of spaces.


This test is no longer available for credit
This seminar provides insight into the trend toward net zero energy buildings and its impact on your design strategies. An overview of industry goals and standards related to energy use in buildings is provided and applied to existing buildings as well as new construction. Non-technical descriptions of hybrid powered buildings and direct-current (DC) power distribution are covered along with review of client needs ranging from reconfiguration flexibility to integration of renewable energy sources.

The supplemental reading material is required as part of the course content.


Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions Armstrong World Industries is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial ceiling and wall systems. In offices, health-care facilities, educational facilities, retail, and hospitality spaces, Armstrong World Industries offers products that provide acoustical and aesthetic solutions to enhance comfort, provide time and labor savings, improve building efficiency, and create beautiful spaces.

For more than 150 years, we have built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we’re here to serve—our customers, our shareholders, our communities, and our employees.

We are committed to developing new and sustainable ceiling solutions, with design and performance possibilities that empower our customers to create beautiful, high-performance residential and commercial buildings. We continue to grow and prosper for the benefit of all of our stakeholders. armstrongceilings.com/commercial


Originally published in May 2013