Unpacking the World’s Greenest Lab: Performance vs. Predictions

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  • GBCI
  • RIBA
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Course price: $40
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B Building Science


Learn how to narrow the gap between building design and actual performance.


What does the world’s greenest lab look like? This eco-focused course features a virtual tour of the Venter Institute, which was built in 2013 as a fully carbon-neutral facility. Panelists compare the original design goals to its actual performance.

Key topics include:

  • A full carbon study, including embodied carbon associated with construction materials and operational carbon associated with water and energy use
  • Projected and actual costs, including design, operations, and construction
  • Energy- and water-use predictions and practices

You’ll come away with a greater knowledge of how to manage the cost and measure the performance of sustainable structures.

Learning objectives

  • Explain carbon analysis development, including both operational and embodied carbon.
  • Discuss some of the most effective and practical engineering design approaches to net zero water and energy.
  • Examine how to manage cost during the design process.
  • Demonstrate how to build a Life Cycle Cost Analysis.

Course details

Contents Video, quiz, evaluation

Expiration One year after purchase

Duration 1:00

Passing Score 80% on quiz