Whole Building Design Guide
The WBDG is a program of the National Institute of Building Sciences. The goal of whole building design is to create a successful high-performance building by applying an integrated design and team approach to the project during the planning and programming phases.
Building Enclosure Councils
The Building Enclosure Council is a network of affiliated architects, engineers, contractors, manufacturers, and others located in cities across the United States. The BEC provides a forum for the construction industry to address the building enclosures - the exterior systems of buildings that play such a critical role in building performance and energy efficiency.
The National Park Service's Technical Preservation Services has issued new web-based guidance, Green Roofs on Historic Buildings , with information on green roofs and how they are constructed,...
In response to a couple of your points:
2. I see no reason why we can't pursue BOTH communicating our value AND legislation. They're not mutually exclusive.
3. In my experience of speaking...
Your comments sum up what's wrong with the profession , and why we've lost credibility.
1. If an architect has "lost aptitudes to exercise design capabilities", they should lose...
How AIA Energy Modeling Guide Addresses Critical Need to the Profession
Maurya McClintock, Assoc. AIA, explains how "An Architect's Guide to Integrating Energy Modeling in the Design Process Addresses a Critical Need for the Profession.
The Governor’s Chair in High Performance Energy Practices in Urban Environments is a joint appointment between the College of Architecture and Design and the Energy and Environmental Sciences Directorate at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The person who will occupy the Governor’s Chair will lead applied research in energy performance and environmentally responsible design for new and existing buildings and communities. This is a full time appointment with the potential for becoming a tenured faculty position with the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Professional service firms may also submit their qualification for this position with the understanding that a designated leader or principal fulfilling the professional requirements will be supplemented by professional staff.
The National Institute of Building Sciences Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC); the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC); and the TightVent Building and Ductwork Airtightness Platform have issued a call for papers for the AIVC Airtightness Workshop/Third TightVent Workshop on Building and Ductwork Airtightness. With the theme Design, Implementation, Control and Durability: Feedback from Practice and Perspectives, the workshop will be held April 18-19, 2013, in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
Technique is the quarterly newsletter from the AIA’s newest Knowledge Community, Technical Design for Building Performance (TDBP). TDBP will showcase the application of high-performance design criteria, codes, and standards; the commissioning roles required to deliver high performing buildings; and best practices for programming, designing and managing building performance.