Things You Can do Now: Energy Modeling

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What Is An Energy Model?

In essence, an energy model is a set of computer-generated calculations that help designers compare design options and predict anticipated energy consumption of a building and its systems. As technologies have advanced, so has the …

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Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW: Passive Design

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Authors: Bill Burke & Elena Nansen


 Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW: Passive Design

This short article on Passive Design is next in the series, What you can do RIGHT Now. This article is specifically for a practitioner who is …

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AIA California Climate Action via Code Change

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AIA California has made environmental stewardship and climate action central to its strategy and actions. Climate change requires urgent attention, a perspective that is supported by the fact that 1700 + governments around the world that have declared a climate …

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What you can do right now: Electrify Everything

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By: Scott Shell, FAIA, Henry Siegel, FAIA, Joel Stout, AIA


What is building electrification?

All electric buildings use electricity exclusively to run heat pumps, induction cooktops and other high efficiency appliances rather than burning natural gas in any form on …

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What You Can Do Right Now: Reuse and Retrofit Existing Buildings

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What You Can Do Right Now: Reuse and Retrofit Existing Buildings

The built environment is responsible for close to 40% of annual GHG emissions1 — 28% from operating the buildings we already have and 11% …

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White Paper: The Business Case for Climate Action

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By: Henry Siegel, FAIA, Jonathan Feldman, AIA and William Leddy, FAIA


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MAKING THE CASE FOR CLIMATE ACTION

Most architects understand the enormous impact our work has on the environment: more than 25% of carbon emissions in …

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Things you can do RIGHT now: 2030 Commitment

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Next in the AIA CA series, Things You Can Do Right Now, we have some information about the AIA 2030 commitment. Be sure to register for the October 8 FREE introduction to the commitment as well.

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Energy Use Intensity (EUI)

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What is EUI?

Energy use intensity (EUI) is an indicator of the energy efficiency of a building’s design and/or operations. EUI can be thought of as the miles per gallon rating of the building industry. It
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