Learning

Ed Mazria Greenbuild 2013 Master Series Session – Launching the 2030 Palette

The highlights – complete with slides – of Architecture 2030 founder Ed Mazria’s Master Series Session at Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia, PA in November 2013.
Interview: "Design Energy Simulation for Architects" w/ Kjell Anderson, AIA

Interview: “Design Energy Simulation for Architects” w/ Kjell Anderson, AIA

Kjell Anderson, AIA practices at LMN in Seattle, with a focus on sustainability. He previously worked at Callison, training employees internationally on energy simulation and modeling. His upcoming book, “Design Energy Simulation for Architects: Guide to 3D Graphics” explores energy use and modeling in architecture. Go to the AIA Washington State blog to read the...
BIM & Performative Design Learning Classes from AU2013 Now available online

BIM & Performative Design Learning Classes from AU2013 Now available online

Finally most of the classes from AU 2013 that took place last month in Las Vegas are now available to either to watch or download. Go to http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/overview to view the latest classes and videos on design, engineering, business strategies, new technologies, best practices, and engineering certification preparation. I really think that the little selection...
Energy by Design

Energy by Design

The first episode of the AIA’s Design: Art+Science educational video series, which focuses on the key design ingredients behind high performance buildings, Energy by Design introduces the viewer to building energy use, high performance energy codes, energy modeling, and energy modeling tools. It emphasizes integrated design and collaboration, and sets a solid foundation from which...

Symposium on Sustainable Urban Design – Case Studies and Design Workflows

This seems to be a great event with speakerst like Matthias Adele Santos (MIT), Rudolf (Transsolar), Christoph Reinhart (MIT), Matt Noblett (Benisch Architekten). Unfortuantely I won’t be able to go: Symposium on Sustainable Urban Design – Case Studies and Design Workflows Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 6 2013 Attendance is free if you RSVP by...
Webinar: Passive Houses in Canada and Around the World

Webinar: Passive Houses in Canada and Around the World

Guido Wimmers discusses the experience of Passive House in Canada and shows the fundamental components of Passive House design, with examples and potential contradictions in the current building industry and policy. The Passive House approach to construction is a highly ambitious response to global climate change and energy security issues. Guido Wimmers is one of...

CornellCast: Where Computer Simulation and Architecture Meet

Kevin Pratt’s current research interests include the development of sustainable componentized housing systems and technologies, the use of computational simulation in sustainable design processes, and the design of dynamic enclosure and control systems. In addition to his work at Cornell University, Pratt is a contributing writer to Artforum and has written articles for various design...

James Hansen: Why I Must Speak Out about Climate Change

Top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change. In doing so he outlines the overwhelming evidence that change is happening and why that makes him deeply worried about the future.
Rocky Mountain Institute Building Efficiency Case Study: San Francisco Federal Building

Rocky Mountain Institute Building Efficiency Case Study: San Francisco Federal Building

The San Francisco Federal Building was designed to achieve performance and aesthetic goals, and has become a new urban landmark. This model workplace raises expectations for health, productivity, and creativity through these strategies: Natural ventilation Common space innovation Flexible floor plans Use of natural resources Living skin perimeter Rethought internal transit Elevated atrium You can...
Saul Griffith on Energy Literacy - Green:Net 2011 Slides

Saul Griffith on Energy Literacy – Green:Net 2011 Slides

The slides below are from last years keynote for GigaOm green:net 2011 Saul Griffith is the Chief Scientist at Other Lab. He has multiple degrees in materials science and mechanical engineering and completed his PhD in Programmable Assembly and Self Replicating machines at MIT. He is the co-founder of numerous companies, including Optiopia, Squid Labs,...

Autodesk Yale University BIM Symposium — Peggy Deamer

Hear Yale University professor, Peggy Deamer, present on BIM’s pedagogical placement in academia as she presented at the Autodesk Yale BIM Symposium.
Schematic Strategies and Workflows for Sustainable Design Development

Schematic Strategies and Workflows for Sustainable Design Development

“This Autodesk University 2011 class covers how to integrate GreenBIM as a part of your workflow and sustainable design development. Asbjørn Levring and Daniel Nielsen from the Danish Technological Institute discuss how to develop a schematic design strategy and predefined workflow with tools like Project Vasari, Ecotect Analysis, Revit Architecture, DesignBuilder, RADIANCE, and DAYSIM. Through...