04 Nov '17, 12am

New post from Home Energy: [Blog] Integrating Building Performance with Design

New post from Home Energy: [Blog] Integrating Building Performance with Design

Now, more than ever, it is important for design professionals to be advocates of environmentally responsible design. Architects should aim to create places that occupants care about and care for, and maintain and enjoy for a long time. Unfortunately, architects may not have adequate training or experience to handle performance mandates relating to building integrity and comfort. This can result in situations where these parameters are either inadequately addressed, or are relegated to consulting engineers or other specialists after the schematic design process is complete. To ensure the creation of truly sustainable structures, architects must learn strategies for attending to building performance and ecologically responsible design in their work. I contend that this process must begin in the architecture schools. But how can students deal with these seemingly complex para...

Full article: http://homeenergy.org/show/blog/nav/blog/id/1067

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