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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Webinar: Invisible Sustainability

Start Date: 4/2/2020 11:00 AM CDT
End Date: 4/2/2020 12:00 PM CDT

United States 

Organization Name: Association of Licensed Architects

Association of Licensed Architects
Email: ala@alatoday.org
Phone: (847) 382-0630

Can architects achieve high-performance sustainable design without hampering the creative process? Can we meet rigorous targets like 2030, Passive House, and NZEB without impacting our desired poetry-of-place? Today we have all the techniques and components needed to meet the 2030 Challenge and beyond without sacrificing aesthetic freedom or affordability, even in the most challenging climates.

A conservation-first, keep-it-simple approach using advanced energy modeling and passive design strategies allows architects to seamlessly merge environmental and design goals. With practice, these skills and tools can be incorporated into an architect’s daily routine empowering the industry to create a more sustainable, healthy, and resilient future.

Innovative building case studies will be presented covering process and details, integration of energy modeling, and highlighting how architects can push boundaries and write their own language in green building. Discussion time at the end of the presentation will allow for questions and dialogue.
Learning Objectives: 
1. Understanding design and construction techniques to achieve the 2030 Challenge
2. How to meet high-performance targets like 2030, NZEB, Passive House, LBC, without sacrificing creativity, budget, and sense-of-place
3. The importance of energy modeling and how architects can take the lead and incorporate this into their practice
4. How pursuing zero energy design can generate an explosion in creativity, for individual practices and the AEC industry.

Approved by ALA and AIA for 1.0 CEU/HSW.
Cost: $15 Members / $30 Non-members

Presenter: Carly Coulson, Founder and Design Principal of COULSON
Architect Carly Coulson integrates the diverse disciplines that combine to make contemporary building into beautiful, humane, and sustainable environments. She is the design principal and founder of the architecture firm COULSON.  She holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree and is a Crown Scholar from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.  Carly has worked on highly innovative, sustainable solutions since she first started practicing as an architect at Foster + Partners designing the Gherkin in London. Ms. Coulson has received numerous awards for design excellence including national and regional AIA Honor Awards, Architectural Record Good Design is Good Business, Architect Home of the Year, Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award, and Residential Architect RADA Honors. Carly was recognized with an AIA COTE Top Ten Green Building Award for the Bagley Classroom, the first LEED Platinum Certified and passive house building at the University of Minnesota.  She recently won the NYSERDA Buildings of Excellence competition for her zero energy zero water multifamily project, The Seventy-Six.  COULSON is an AIA 2030 Signatory Firm.  All their design work meets the 2030 Challenge and their firm portfolio has an average 94% reduction in pEUI.  This high performance is invisible, without impact on the poetry of place and the design excellence they strive for.  It is accomplished with simple low-tech components and passive strategies with innovation in energy modeling and integrated design. Their projects also meet the international Passive House Standard, considered the most advanced target in the world for comfort and energy efficiency, and they show this can be accomplished without sacrificing budget, aesthetic creativity, or transparency.

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Closed: 4/2/2020 11:15 AM

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