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Best Green Projects: Case Studies in Sustainable Design Success

Architects with diverse and interesting green projects in North America will present their projects, illustrating best practices in achieving high performance design with exceptional aesthetic standards. Our panel will discuss three projects of distinct scales small, medium and large. Topics to be covered include material and technology choices; energy-saving strategies; balancing aesthetics with performance; meeting and managing client expectations; attaining an eco-friendly building within schedule and budget, outcomes from utilizing BIM, and post-occupancy lessons learned.

Learn At Your Own Pace:

You can take this course and follow along at your own pace. Speed up, slow down, or stop now and finish later. Click "Take the Course Test" to go straight to the test and earn your credits. You'll know immediately if you have earned credits and you will be able to print out your certificate of completion instantly.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand why specific material choices were made (cladding, windows, flooring, roofing, etc.) in these noteworthy green projects and how these decisions contributed to the project's sustainability.
  • Recognize why specific design/siting decisions were made, and how these decisions contributed to both the project's sustainability and its architectural excellence.
  • Identify effective means to communicate with clients about the budgetary/design give-and-take that goes into creating a project that is sustainable, meets the program brief, and stays on budget.
  • Learn energy efficiency measures that were undertaken.

AIA logo Credits: 1.00 HSW

Course Outline:

This course is a presentation designed to earn you 1.00 AIA/CES Learning Unit. Use the onscreen controls to pace the presentation to your liking, and then click "Take the Course Test" to take the exam for this course and earn your credit.

This test is no longer available for credit
 

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