Event COTE/AIAU The 2030 Challenge: Goals and Design Processes

April 29, 2021 - 12:00pm

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COTE/AIAU Component + Sustainability Education Live Series

AIA Austin COTE is partnering with AIAU to bring you a four-part Component + Sustainability Education Live Series. The four sessions will showcase and facilitate discussions around some of AIAU’s premier sustainability content focused on materials, AIA 2030, health, and resiliency. Each session will offer a preview of an AIAU education series followed by a panel discussion with industry experts. View the series here.


Series Overview: 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.

The 2030 Challenge Course 1: Goals and Design Processes
April 29, 2021 at Noon

The design process is an important element in the creation of next-generation buildings that meet the 2030 Challenge targets. This preview of the AIA+2030 Online Series, will explore the design processes to produce high-performance and carbon neutral buildings, including the Integrative Design Process (IDP). We will explore collaborative strategies that can achieve low energy outcomes, and how these strategies can be used as a roadmap throughout the design process. We will be joined by three panelists who are putting the AIA 2030 Commitment and low carbon design processes into practice. Their efforts are proof that this commitment is achievable across various firm sizes.

Learning Objectives
-Explain the 2030 Challenge, its baselines and metrics, and what design processes are needed to achieve 2030 Challenge targets.
-Explain how an energy efficient design process differs from traditional design.
-Identify specific characteristics of an energy efficient and integrative design process.
-Explain the importance of energy analysis and assessment throughout the design process.

Ryan Bollom, AIA, Principle, Low Design Office
Umesh Atre, LEED AP, WELL AP, Studio8
Jenny Heim, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Studio8

1 LU/HSW. This is a free event.

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