“Good design elevates any project, no matter how small, with a thoughtful process that delivers both beauty and function in balance. It is the element that binds all the principles together with a big idea.” AIA Framework for Design Excellence

2030 Commitment Integration and Practice: A Culture of Firm Excellence

January 28, 2021 | 12:00pm-1:00pm PT

Brad Jacobson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Assoc. DBIA | Principal, ehdd
Alex Korter, AIA, RIBA, LEED AP BD+C | Principal, CO Architects
Andrea Love, AIA, LEED Fellow | Principal, Director of Building Science, Payette
Paul Poirier, AIA | Paul Poirier + Associates Architects

All architects have an important role to play in mitigating Climate Change. This sessions content will apply to all types of architectural work: small to large, residential and commercial, interiors and whole building, new construction and renovation. 

 A moderated discussion organized to provide insights into the AIA 2030 Commitment and its Integration into Architectural Practice, as well as, how the architect uses the 2030 Commitment as a transformative tool in designing architectural buildings.

The 2030 Commitment requires setting an Energy Use Intensity [EUI] target for the proposed building or major renovation being set as a percentage below a benchmark for a given building type.  Achieving the targets requires the design / construction team to work in a more integrated manner to find shared strategies to reduce energy demand while meeting other project requirements. A review of the Firms Sustainability Action Plan (SAP) and Case Studies by Firms, show how the design process using basic modeling tools, influences an evolution that resulted in the final design.  

 Best Practices used to show how to document data used for reporting online, i.e., the Design Data Exchange (DDx), use of Zero Tool, et al, and other Lessons Learned during the process to achieve NZ Carbon and or Code compliances.

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