Innovative Environmental Control through Creative Design

Date: 
Thursday October 19, 2017 12:00 pm 1:00 pm EDT

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.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Discuss how buildings impact energy consumption and emissions.
  2. Explain how using recycled materials lowers energy consumption and emissions.
  3. Identify the sustainable attributes of aluminum.
  4. Discuss the role of sunshading devices in passive design and identify how canopies and awnings can contribute to a holistic sustainable building envelope.
  5. List important design considerations and attachment methods for architectural canopies and awnings
  6. Define LCA, and discuss the lifecycle of aluminum sunshading systems.
  7. Identify which LEED credits aluminum architectural canopies and awnings might contribute toward.
Presented By: 
AIA Course Number: 
WMA10B
GBCI Course ID: 
0920014151