As we move increasingly toward market-viable net-zero buildings with initiatives like ASHRAE Vision 2020 and the AIA 2030 Commitment, we must reevaluate how typical building components affect a facility’s energy efficiency
- Using Air Movement to Improve Energy Efficiency
While greater energy efficiency achieved through technology and construction techniques is essential, this webinar will explore the ways smart growth and smaller residential unit design can achieve true sustainability while at the same time saving valuable lands for agriculture, forest, wet lands, animal and bird habitats, and recreation
These factors are important to the health and energy efficiency of any building but are especially important to health care facilities due to their low tolerance for risks associated with moisture and associated organic growth (mold)
- THERMs heat-transfer analysis can evaluate a product’s energy efficiency and local temperature patterns
The primary goals for the project were: - take full advantage of the site by raising the ceiling height across the front of the home to create more volume and natural light - create a strong connection between the interior and exterior to allow the living space to spill out onto a large deck area - improve the energy efficiency and comfort of the home - an overall update to the appearance of the home inside and out and, - add family room/gathering space for visiting kids and future grandkids
Participants will be able to recognize sustainable building design elements that lead to greater water and/or energy efficiency, etc
As the landlord of the largest inventory of civic buildings, the GSA plays a significant role in how we cope with the aging of our American courthouses. The AOC in California is founded on similar principals. How do both agencies evaluate existing courthouse inventories and decide to reinvest in...
CT-05 Commitment to the Aging American Courthouse21.pdf
Thursday, November 5, 1-2:15PM (EST) Earn 1.25 AIA/HSW LUs (No Fee) This session will explain how architects & facility managers can use the deep energy retrofit approach to broaden their portfolio to include retrofit projects on a wide scale of building types and sizes. To...
AIA CAFM Webinar DER.pdf
Starting on 1/5/2017, AIA members can apply to be on the Consensus Committee (which votes on proposed changes to the standard) and/or Task Groups (which apply their expertise to review propose changes). We should consider having AIA members represented in each Task Group area (if we can recruit...
Volunteer Template - NGBS Consensus Committee.pdf
This presentation examines the challenges, complexities, and lessons learned in creating a new federal courthouse as part of the GSA ’s Design Excellence Program. Using the new 400,000 square foot Federal Courthouse in Jackson, Mississippi as the case study, representatives from the project team...
CT-07 - Rethinking Civic Architecture in Mississipi1.pdf