Designing high performance buildings: using an integrative design process
Thursday, June 14, 2012 | Chicago, IL | presented by Sachin Anand, P.E., LEED AP and Helen Kessler, FAIA, LEED AP
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The integrative design process is much talked about but seldom used to best advantage. However, it is a key strategy in designing high performance green buildings, encouraging synergies among all systems and potentially downsizing building systems. This process requires a greater level of participation among all disciplines early in the design process than does a traditional process. Because it brings all members of the design team together to develop the project as a team, the process may require more resources earlier in a project. However, the end result is likely to be a better more cost effective product. This process also makes significant use of tools, such as building performance simulation and life cycle analysis, applied early in the design process.
During this seminar, we will discuss the integrative design process using project examples. We will engage participants in a brainstorming exercise similar to what occurs during an eco-charrette (design workshop). We will also discuss how building performance simulation and commissioning enhance and are necessary components of the integrative design process.
Benefits of Attending
Attendees will discover the value of the integrative design process as well as learn steps and tools to apply to the integrative design process. Discover strategies that produce low energy consuming and healthy high performance buildings.
AS A RESULT OF THIS TRAINING, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
Explain the integrative design process, including its benefits in the design and development of high performance buildings.
Describe how building performance simulation and commissioning are integral to an integrative design process.
Make the business case for designing/developing high performance buildings and using an integrative design process.
Identify tools for implementing an integrative design process.
Green building and sustainable design overview
Introduction to the integrative design process
Sample preliminary interactive charrette
Integrative design case studies and project results
Commissioning and the integrative design process
who should attend?
Architects, mechanical and electrical engineers, building owners, lighting designers, general contractors, energy efficiency specialists, commissioning authorities, control system technicians, and anyone involved in the building design process.
8 am: Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 am–4:30 pm: Program (lunch, breaks included)
Continuing education credits
Energy Center University is an Authorized Provider for the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is committed to developing quality learning activities. You will receive 0.7 Continuing Education Units for attending this training.
Members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) will receive 7 HSW/SD/LU (Learning Units) for attending. The Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE) has approved this course for 8.0 Professional Development Hours (PDH). The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has recognized this course for 7 credit hours as part of the GBCI Credentialing Maintenance program.
The registration fee for attending this training is $169, which includes continental breakfast and lunch.
All registrations must be made in advance.
Only credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) payments are accepted online.
Cancellations and Refunds
All cancellations are subject to a $25 administrative fee. We will refund 50% of the registration fee for cancellations received within two weeks of the training. Cancellations made within three business days of the training are non-refundable. If this program is not held for any reason, the Energy Center University's liability is limited to the refund of the program fee.
Site information will be sent with your enrollment confirmation. If you have any special needs (e.g. dietary, physical), please let us know at the time of registration. All requests will be kept confidential.
Photo & Video Rights
We reserve the right to use photographs taken during the event for promotional purposes. Also, this program may be video taped for future publication.