Designing to an Energy Budget: Focus on Small Firms and Projects

1.00 LU
  • GBCI
  • RIBA
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Course price: $40
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P Practice

B Building Science


This course is part of a series:

Energy Series

Designing to an Energy BudgetDesigning to an Energy Budget: Focus on Small Firms and Projects

Case studies of the Performance Design Process and using Design Performance Modeling to integrate energy modeling into the design process.


This course will use the AIA's Architect's Guide to Integrating Energy Modeling and case study-based descriptions to illustrate use of the Performance Design Process by small architectural firms and on small projects. The presenters will demonstrate Design Performance Modeling, featuring the use of modeling tools, in real time, to illustrate the ease and impact of their use in informing design evolution. You will learn the use of both computational software, as well as other methodology, particularly non-modeling tools like Climate Consultant 5 and the AIA/IES/ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide series.

Learning objectives

  • Confidence in using an integrated design approach to incorporate energy performance into the early decision making in a project, including an understanding of how this can affect contracts and effort loading in a project   
  • Knowledge of tools and resources that they can use to help establish realistic, yet aspirational, energy performance targets
  • Ability to communicate what the use of energy design tools can mean to other project stakeholders, particularly owners and operators, builders and code officials
  • Desire to use energy design tools early and often in the design of all their projects

Course details

Contents Video, quiz, evaluation

Expiration One year after purchase

Duration 1:00

Passing Score 80% on quiz