Sustainability and High Performance Series, Session III

Selling High Performance to Clients and Running an Eco-Charrette Geared Toward 2030 Goals

August 24, 2015
1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Credit: 4.0 HSW
Dallas Center for Architecture
1909 Wooddall Rogers Freeway
Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75201

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Series Overview

We’re excited to launch the AIA Dallas Sustainability and High Performance Series, a follow-up to our 2014 AIA+2030 Series.  Following our 2014 series, we asked participants about their obstacles in implementing the 2030 Challenge and what they needed for better success.  The four most popular responses included:

  • a need to change firm culture
  • a lack of tools and resources to help sell high performance to clients
  • a need for exposure to successful eco-charrette implementation
  • more training in energy analysis tools that would inform early design

AIA Dallas heard you and we’ve created the following four-part series to help you achieve your goals.   Registration is available per session or for the entire series.  As in 2014, series registrants can share their “seat” with anyone in their firm.

Series overview, click here!

Session 3

During the 2014 AIA+2030 Dallas Series, participants reported a lack of tools and resources for selling strategies and providing RIO’s as their number one obstacle in achieving high performance buildings.  During this session, participants will learn the following:

  • How to persuade clients to have a conversation about high performance
  • Skills in running an Eco-Charrette as a means to incorporate the entire design team and a way to list feasible strategies for further investigation
  • How to set passive, active, and renewable energy reduction goals
  • Software for providing clients with an early RIO
  • How to present findings to clients for buy-in and implementation

A panel of firm leaders from a large firm, a medium firm and a small firm will share their strategies for selling sustainable and high performance features to their clients.  A facilitator will then share how an eco-charette can be used to get the entire team on-board for these strategies followed by a mock charette.