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.
Hi All: Please check out the Sustainability Leadership Opportunity Scan now available on the AIA website here (with cool intro video too.). This is the result of 6 months of work with AIA including...
Hello Sustainablity Colleagues:
This is a great time and unique opportunity to help the AIA deepen it's relationship to sustainability. There is a need for two AIA staff positions directly supporting...
ICCROM is undertaking this Flash Survey to gather data about how conservation practitioners access and make use of scientific information...
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.
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.