AIA+2030 Online Series Course 2: The Power of Targets and Load Reduction

This series will inspire architects to meet the 2030 Challenge through design strategies, efficient technologies and systems, and applying renewable energy resources.

Description: 

The building sector is the single largest consumer of energy and producer of greenhouse gas emissions.The 2030 Challenge, adopted by the AIA, provides a path to reducing our sector’s negative impacts and reaching carbon neutral design as the standard practice. This series will inspire architects to meet the 2030 Challenge through design strategies, efficient technologies and systems, and applying renewable energy resources.

The 2030 Challenge outlines a set of incremental design targets moving towards carbon neutral design. Those targets should be part of the design process from the start of the project. This course examines tools that can help set your project’s energy targets and track progress towards those goals. You'll also learn about setting targets, not just for the whole building energy use, but for energy end uses of the building, which is critical to achieving results. Finally, you'll explore how energy modeling can be used at all stages of design to verify progress towards realizing the project’s goals.   

The AIA+2030 Online Series is an AIA and Architecture 2030 co-production, sponsored by Autodesk and delivered through AIAU.

It's based on the highly successful AIA+2030 Professional Series, which was created by AIA Seattle and Architecture 2030, with support from the City of Seattle and Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.

Learning objectives

  • Explain the incremental design targets outlined in the 2030 Challenge that move towards carbon neutral design
  • Describe some of the primary tools available to assist architects in setting and tracking energy targets
  • Discuss the importance of energy end use in setting targets and achieving results
  • Describe how energy modeling can be used at all stages of design to verify progress towards realizing the project’s goals

This course is part of a series

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$40 non-member
$25 member
1.00 LU
  • HSW
  • RIBA

Instructors

  • AIA+2030 Instructors

    AIA+2030 Online Series Course 1: The 2030 Challenge: Goals and Design Processes Edward Mazria, FAIA...

Course details

Contents: Video, quiz, evaluation

Expiration: One year after purchase

Duration: 1:00

Passing Score: 80% on quiz