Nutrition Facts for Buildings

Ever wondered about the “dietary” requirement of buildings?

Description: 

What are the calorie requirements? Why do buildings need these calories? Where do these calories come from? Do the calorie requirements and serving sizes vary based on building type? How are the calories distributed? This session uncovers the “nutrition facts” of buildings: how buildings use energy; how the building function determines the interior environment and loads pattern; type of loads; various components of loads; and how the form affects loads—all of which help in our understanding and quest for designing efficient buildings on a lean diet.

By attending this workshop participants will be able to: assess how the energy load pattern of a building is determined by its function, evaluate the magnitude of various load components within a building by comparing various internal and envelope loads, evaluate the magnitude of energy consumption by various load components through comparison of building types, and make informed decisions on which high performance building strategies to apply by understanding how various components of a typical building consume energy.

This course is presented through a partnership with AIA Iowa.

Learning objectives

  • Assess how the energy load pattern of a building is determined by its function
  • Evaluate the magnitude of various load components within a building by comparing various internal and envelope loads
  • Evaluate the magnitude of energy consumption by various load components through comparison of building types, and
  • Make informed decisions on which high performance building strategies to apply by understanding how various components of a typical building consume energy
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$40 non-member
$25 member
1.00 LU
  • HSW
  • RIBA

Instructors

  • Jeanne Huntsman

    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Jeanne has over 15 years of design and management experience in the A/E/C industry. As a Project...

Course details

Contents: Video, quiz, evaluation

Expiration: One year after purchase

Duration: 1:00

Passing Score: 80% on quiz