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Free Open House Tour: Sunday, May 19
Designed by David Neiman, AIA
Photo Credit: Ed Sozinho
This class is part of AIA+2030, a ten-session Professional Series to help design professionals create buildings that meet the energy efficiency goals of the 2030 Challenge. Learn more and Register for the series.
Session V: Aggressively passive: employing passive systems for load reduction
Properly designed, a building captures existing resources such as light, wind, and heat/cool to provide for the comfort and needs of occupants. Passive systems work in concert to allow the building to manage energy demand by design. This session will build on the concepts introduced in Sessions 3 and 4 to flesh out a holistic strategy to designing passive systems.
Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:
- Define passive systems and identify specific elements of a passive design
- Appraise the effectiveness of various passive strategies based on a site’s available resources
- Determine which of a suite of strategies will be most likely to be successful on a particular site
Good design makes a difference