Many steps can be taken, both during the design process and after structures are completed to reduce the use of energy. These include passive steps like insulating and tightening the building envelope. In line with this is installing more efficient doors, windows and skylights which are normally holes in those envelopes. This course will explore the general energy concerns to think about when deciding what type of roof, doors, windows, and skylights to use in your design and also encourages and examines the impact of decisions and methods to conserve energy. All such actions ultimately result in a desirable preservation of natural resources for the security of generations to come.
AIA Course Number: AIAPDH199
Learning Units: 1 LU/HSW hours