Credits: 1.5 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
This webinar will focus on the importance of including local natural elements into the built environment to improve the overall sustainable design of the project and occupant well-being. In addition to sourcing local materials to reduce energy use in manufacturing and transportation, this webinar will focus on how the inclusion of natural lighting can be used to maintain or improve the emotional condition of occupants, while reducing heat and lighting costs and lowering the buildings overall carbon footprint.
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- Discuss how the projects presented have used local, natural materials as a means of connecting to their sites and providing the houses with a strong sense of craft.
- For each project, describe the designer’s approach to detailing the intersections of various materials and connections between structural and architectural elements.
- Explain how each house has been sited and configured to optimize daylighting and ventilation and to capture views.
- Discuss how the projects presented have reinterpreted vernacular and modern typologies.