Designing for Net Positive Energy and Water

Learn to move projects towards regenerative designs that operate within the carrying capacity of sites.

Description: 

Net positive design is one of the frontiers of sustainable architecture in the 21st century. Instead of simply breaking even, net positive buildings contribute a measurable benefit to their environments.

In this course, you'll hear from architects who are designing net positive energy and net-zero water systems for a 16,000 sq. ft., two-story campus building. Join us to gain a greater understanding of:

  • The performance goals and philosophy behind net positive design
  • Design concept and construction details behind energy systems
  • All aspects of water systems, including rainwater collection, filtration, composting, greywater treatment, and stormwater management
  • The regulatory and permitting processes

Learning objectives

  • Explain the philosophy of net positive, regenerative design.
  • Integrate energy and water systems thinking into your design process.
  • Choose from a range of strategic approaches to net positive energy, and identify the appropriate technical solutions to support the approach.
  • Summarize the global demands of water as a resource, explain to their clients why water should be conserved, and outline the components of a closed-loop water system.
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$40 non-member
$25 member
1.00 LU
  • HSW
  • GBCI
  • RIBA

Instructors

  • Jason Forney

    AIA LEED AP

    Principal, Bruner/Cott & Associates

    Jason Forney is a Principal with Bruner/Cott Architects in Cambridge, MA. He specializes in the...
  • Jason Jewhurst

    AIA

    Senior Associate, Bruner/Cott & Associates

    Jason Jewhurst is a Senior Associate at Bruner/Cott Architects & Planners, Cambridge...

Course details

Contents: Video, quiz, evaluation

Expiration: One year after purchase

Duration: 1:00

Passing Score: 80% on quiz