Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
This course introduces the general concepts used in building performance and a practical case study on a healthcare facility. Practitioners from the AEC industry will benefit from learning about the need for using daylight to guide design moves along with energy, glare, carbon, and cost in the early design process. Concepts will be demonstrated in an automated web-app but will be broadly applicable to a wide range of tools. A general overview will be followed by step-by-step guidance and a Q&A session.
Sandeep Ahuja, co-founder of cove.tool, brings her experience of working on over 200 high performance projects. Most recently, Sandeep presented at the UN environment assembly, with 1500 global delegates, on the impact of buildings on climate change, showcased at the Tedx Atlanta and won the Forbes 30 under 30 for developing cove.tool, the automated sustainability consultant. With her desire to bring automation into the AEC world, she is pioneering the integration of data driven thinking into the design and construction process by developing and intelligent software.
- Analyze building designs for various performance criteria
- Compare different strategies for daylight, glare, quality views, etc.
- Develop an understanding of their project’s energy consumption and carbon footprint.
- Identify which mechanical systems, envelope assemblies, and other engineering inputs provide the best cost optimization.