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The goal of the Building Performance Knowledge Community (BPKC) is to promote architects as leaders in the application of technical design for building performance; in the use of high-performance design criteria, codes, and standards; and in programming, designing and managing building performance. To advance, disseminate, and advocate—to the architecture profession, AIA members, building owners, the construction industry, the academy, and the public—design practices that create buildings that are healthy, energy efficient, and durable.

  • 1.  Resiliency and Climate Change

    Posted 02-25-2018 08:48
    Interesting series of articles on the challenges ahead:

    Left to Louisiana's Tides, a Village Fights for Time
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    Left to Louisiana's Tides, a Village Fights for Time
    JEAN LAFITTE, La. - From a Cessna flying 4,000 feet above Louisiana's coast, what strikes you first is how much is already lost. Northward from the Gulf, slivers of barrier island give way to the open water of Barataria Bay as it billows toward an inevitable merger with Little Lake, its name now a lie.
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    E. Gellert AIA
    ThenDesign Architecture, Ltd.
    Willoughby OH