Buildings are responsible for the largest share of energy use of all sectors (38 percent), have the largest share of carbon-dioxide emissions after the power sector, and through building envelopes have the largest share of impact on building energy and comfort. How can building information modeling (BIM) not just represent but also simulate building envelopes for air, water leakage, and optimization? This course proposes that this could be our industry “moon shot” to achieve processes, technologies, and organizational transformation to improve envelope performance.
- Understand the importance of sustainability in design, as well as learn what climate change is and the critical impacts these both have on the built environment and those that inhabit them.
- Gain knowledge of evaluating building information modeling (BIM) for green building design and how to effectively implement these technologies to understand how buildings will perform for the users and within the environment.
- Recognize the role of building-envelope airtightness in sustainable building envelope design and discover ways to achieve LEED points for an airtight building envelope.
- Understand how those in professional practice organizations can provide support in the building envelope innovation initiative and how the initiative benefits the environment and the users of buildings and sites.
Hours: 1 LU/HSW hour