The NEW Center for Architecture and Design Raleigh
March 8, 2012:
Session III: Accentuate the positive: climate responsive design™
Conventional building design presumes that a building’s energy will be imported in the form of electricity and fuel. Integrated design accounts for on-site resources, as well as minimizing unwanted environmental conditions. In this session, we’ll explore using climate data and site characteristics to conduct a Site Resource Inventory to inform building design and lower building energy loads. This will set the stage for future sessions that will address specific strategies in more detail.
Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:
•identify building form and orientation strategies,
•implement climate responsive design and identify building energy loads and
•understand site and climate factors as it relates to building performance.
Take a look at AIAplus2030.org for more information about these sessions that will bring you to greater understanding of how to create a more energy-efficient built environment.