Deep Energy Retrofits and the Architect's Role in This Emerging Opportunity

Deep Energy Retrofits and the Architect's Role in This Emerging Opportunity

Expand your practice with deep energy retrofits, which aim to deliver greater energy savings by taking a whole-building approach to energy efficiency.


The energy-efficient retrofit market offers is large, fast-developing opportunity for design and construction professionals. This course shows you how to offer deep energy retrofits as a new line of service to broaden your portfolio. You’ll gain insight into market forces and government regulations that drive the energy retrofit market, learn the design and process concepts behind deep energy retrofits, review successful architect-led deep energy retrofit case studies, be introduced to financial tools and incentives to jumpstart projects, and understand building science skills, such as energy modeling, needed to acquire to lead deep energy retrofit projects.

Learning objectives

  • Become familiar with the concept of a deep energy retrofit as compared to an energy retrofit that merely replaces outdated, inefficient equipment components.
  • Understand the significant business opportunity that deep energy retrofits represent and why architects are the best suited to develop and lead these projects.
  • Understand the deep energy retrofit process; a holistic approach and the role that energy modeling plays to quantify the savings captured through an integrated systems methodology
  • Become familiar with the financial tools and incentives needed to participate in this promising market sector.
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1.50 LUs
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  • Nicholas Docous

    Nicholas Docous


    Principal | Lionakis

    Nicholas Docous, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, has more than 32 years of experience in the design and...
  • Zachary Hart


    Director of Policy | American Institute of Architects

    Zachary Hart, LEED GA, was named the Director of Policy in January 2014 following a two-year stint...
  • Jeremy Kalin

    Jeremy Kalin

    President | Eutectics Consulting

    Jeremy Kalin is the President of Eutectics Consulting, the Midwest’s leading financing experts for...
  • Maurya McClintock

    Maurya McClintock

    Assoc. AIA, LEED AP

    Director | McClintock Façade Consulting

    Maurya McClintock is the Director of McClintock Facade Consulting LLC. Trained as both an architect...