The Power of Targets and Load Reduction | Course 2
The building sector is the single largest consumer of energy and producer of greenhouse gas emissions.The 2030 Challenge, adopted by the AIA, provides a path to reducing our sector’s negative impacts and reaching carbon neutral design as the standard practice. This series will inspire architects to meet the 2030 Challenge through design strategies, efficient technologies and systems, and applying renewable energy resources.
The 2030 Challenge outlines a set of incremental design targets moving towards carbon neutral design. Those targets should be part of the design process from the start of the project. This course examines tools that can help set your project’s energy targets and track progress towards those goals. You'll also learn about setting targets, not just for the whole building energy use, but for energy end uses of the building, which is critical to achieving results. Finally, you'll explore how energy modeling can be used at all stages of design to verify progress towards realizing the project’s goals.
It's based on the highly successful AIA+2030 Professional Series, which was created by AIA Seattle and Architecture 2030, with support from the City of Seattle and Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.
Course expires: 11/02/2024
Explain the incremental design targets outlined in the 2030 Challenge that move towards carbon neutral design
Describe some of the primary tools available to assist architects in setting and tracking energy targets
Discuss the importance of energy end use in setting targets and achieving results
Describe how energy modeling can be used at all stages of design to verify progress towards realizing the project’s goals