This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. Architects of today face a common task that defies intuition – how to balance building performance and strict carbon targets against cost. Sustainability in design is certainly a worthy and necessary goal, but the amount of options can be overwhelming and the costs prohibitive, especially in the eyes of owners.

How can designers best convince their clients to integrate sustainability into a project? Keeping costs low and backing up decisions with fact-based analysis are solid first steps. Join this 60 minute session for a dive into workflows and case studies with implementable takeaways for your projects.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze building designs for various performance criteria.
  • Compare different strategies for daylight, glare, and quality of views.
  • Develop an understanding of your project’s energy consumption and carbon footprint.
  • Identify which mechanical systems, envelope assemblies, and other engineering inputs provide the best cost optimization.

Pre-requisite: Basic understanding of design and cost analysis.