Sustainability and High Performance Series, Session IV

2030 Tools for Success: Running Energy Analysis Software to Inform Your Passive Design

October 12, 2015
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dallas Center for Architecture
1909 Wooddall Rogers Freeway
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 4 Overview

The best time to influence passive design is during the early phase of decision-making and alongside the team.  However, there are many analysis software available, and they all inform design differently and provide different reports for clients.  In addition, there are few classes available for designers to learn these tools and gain proficiency that can be used at the firm level.  During this session, attendees will learn the pros and cons of the tools currently available and will dive into several tools for firm application.  The intent is to still need your engineer for active system design, but not to ask him to compensate for a poor passive system.