Olson Kundig Architects
2012 AIA Seattle Honor Award
Photo Credit: Dwight Eschliman, Benjamin Benschneider
Revealing the results of the research done in conjunction with the New Buildings Institute, this presentation will identify the areas of energy use most critical to focus on in the Seattle Climate. We'll discuss what it takes to get to the low energy targets set by the Architecture 2030 Challenge and Net Zero Energy, what the most critical (and controllable) factors are effecting energy use in commercial buildings, and lessons that have been learned from some of the most energy efficient regional buildings.
To show how this knowledge was applied, we'll present case studies of real buildings (with real bills to prove it!) that can meet the 2030 Challenge. .
These will include:
Rice Fergus Miller Office Building, Bremerton
Fire Station 72, Issaquah
NW Maritime Center, Port Townsend
Jonathan Heller, PE, LEED® AP
Principal Mechanical Engineer
Jonathan Heller is the principal engineer and project manager for the Ecotope design team. He has worked at Ecotope since 1986 providing research, consulting, and design on energy and resource efficiency in buildings. His research has included multi-zone airflow measurements, thermal modeling of ground contact and complex constructions, post occupancy performance evaluations, and evaluation of emerging technologies. He has played the role of lead mechanical design engineer for Ecotope since 1997. His design work has focused on medium-sized commercial buildings, multifamily, mixed use, and ultra-efficient single family houses. He has worked on over 2-dozen LEED Gold and Platinum projects and his designs are some of the most energy efficient buildings in the region. He has recently won ASHRAE Technology awards for new commercial buildings in 2011 and 2012. Mr. Heller served four years on the US Green Building Council’s Energy and Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group.
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