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Adding Client Value with Building Energy Modeling - What Architects Should Do!

Building energy modeling should not be limited to a few special projects due to complexity it should be just a part of the everyday design process. This discussion will highlight the architect’s obligation to create buildings that are environmentally responsible and remove some of the mystery of getting started with building energy modeling

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The Business Case for the 2030 Challenge

The value of pursuing the 2030 Challenge is providing sustainable buildings that enhance building performance and improve user productivity as a result of engaging energy modeling, daylighting modeling, and comfort modeling during the design process

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Phoenix Biomedical Campus; Health Sciences Education Building

2013 BIM Award Program Category: Stellar Architecture Using BIM Citation Phoenix Biomedical Campus; Health Sciences Education Building CO Architects #TechnologyinArchitecturalPractice #2013BIMAwardsProgram #CaseStudies #AcademyofArchitectureforHealth

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AIA-AAJ 2011 Conference: LEED-J: Developing a Sustainability Rating System for Justice

Justice facilities have unique challenges and opportunities for achieving sustainability. Building on the AA J Sustainable Justice Committee’s 2011 “Green Guide for Justice” and informed by the LEED for Healthcare rating system, this work session will be an opportunity to review and discuss a...

20111104_LEED J_ Developing Sustainability Rating System1.pdf


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PMKC Digest: 2017 Issues

Read through the 2017 Issues of the Practice Management Digest! This library entry will be updated as new issues are released. April 2017: Greening Your Practice: Sustainable business practices and easy ways to incorporate sustainability into your projects ( Read online ) July 2017: Pro...

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Faster Forward 2011 - Conference & Presentation Overview

Updated content: Design Management a Lean Approach #Presentations #TechnologyinArchitecturalPractice #lean #technology #IDP #fasterforward #Conferences #tap #BIM #Webinars #relationships

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Focus Search - Optimize Mechanical Systems Builds Community TAP FASTER FORWARD 2011 Building Block of Workplace Design Allows Various Tenant Layouts Maximizes Efficient 8 x 9 Workspaces Optimize Daylighting and Transparency Optimize Visual Connections TAP FASTER FORWARD 2011 Continuous horizontal windows for views 10’ ceilings and windows provide space and light Overhead sky light at atrium and at level 3 100% outdoor air filtered to assure air quality Underfloor air distribution for ventilation Chilled beams provide thermal comfort Workplace Amenities TAP FASTER FORWARD 2011 Atrium Strategies Landscape connects to site Workspace open to daylighting views Efficient envelope ratio Ventilation pathways TAP FASTER FORWARD 2011 Structural Design Diagrid System Carries gravity loads Contributes to the lateral force resisting system Serves as progressive collapse system  truss action Level One Floor System Grade Beams supported by piles assure stability in any soils condition TAP FASTER FORWARD 2011 Geotechnical Design TAP FASTER FORWARD 2011 Geotechnical Design TAP FASTER FORWARD 2011 Energy Piles TAP FASTER FORWARD 2011 Materials Reuse Timber Warehouse Modeling Mock-up Today TAP FASTER FORWARD 2011 Reclamation Process TAP FASTER FORWARD 2011 Materials Reuse TAP FASTER FORWARD 2011 Materials Reuse TAP FASTER FORWARD 2011 Materials Reuse TAP FASTER FORWARD 2011 Materials Reuse TAP FASTER FORWARD 2011 TAP FASTER FORWARD 2011 Systems Modeling HVAC and envelope Triple glazing, Exterior shading Phase Change, Ground Source and Cooling Tower Daylight and Electrical Lighting TAP FASTER FORWARD 2011 Integrated Performance Conservation first Reduce loads Passive systems Efficient active systems On-site renewable energy generation TAP FASTER FORWARD 2011 Current Energy Model Performance 24 TAP FASTER FORWARD 2011 Daylight Performance JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC TAP FASTER FORWARD 2011 Workplace Lighting TAP FASTER FORWARD 2011 1 : 327 Flow Cross Section Ratio Air Duct Water Pipe 1 : 3271 : 327 Flow Cross Section Ratio Air Duct Water Pipe Chilled Sails AIR DUCT WATER PIPE TAP FASTER FORWARD 2011 Orientation-Specific Envelope Daylight orientation River orientation: natural Campus orientation: formal TRIPLE GLAZING TAP FASTER FORWARD 2011 High Performance Green Building TAP FASTER FORWARD 2011 High Performance Green Building • Building orientation, High windows & Skylights maximize daylighting ; External Shading controls heat gain • High Performance Glazing enhances energy efficiency as well as Blast Protection • Energy use reduced by 30% • 100% Outdoor Filtered Air for Ventilation. • Healthy Underfloor Air Dist


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PMKC Digest: 2019 Issues

Read through the 2019 Issues of the Practice Management Digest! Use the links to read online, or download the PDFs below. This library entry will be updated as new issues are released. March 2019: Perpetual Sustainability - Practice-related aspects of sustainability, addressing...

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