This course discusses the impact of buildings on the natural environment and offers insight on designing to minimize those impacts. The discussion emphasizes implementing design methods including specification of technologies such as sunshading and canopy systems and other materials that contain recycled content. Designing as part of a holistic building environment is critical to optimizing energy performance and reducing extraction of natural resources for building materials. LEED credits associated with specifying aluminum sunshading systems is also discussed.
Steve provides continuing education by presenting on the positive environmental impacts of canopy and sun shade systems across the country. He is also responsible for public relations and marketing at MASA, where he runs comprehensive social media networking and campaigns. He also produces MASA’s YouTube videos. Steve’s background is in journalism and media.