MeasuringUP Symposium 2012
As the largest contributor to global climate change, there is growing consensus that the built environment must be transformed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Consequently, an increasing number of buildings are being promoted as examples of “high performance,” “green” or “sustainable” design. However, these claims are often based on design intent rather than measured performance. Are green buildings in use measuring up to their targets? And, what role do building occupants play in the discussion of performance? How can research in buildings inform and improve design practice? And how can successful strategies be replicated at a larger scale?
MeasuringUP brings together local and international leaders in environmentally responsive design, engineering, research, industry and policy to address these questions through a day-long symposium on May 11, hosted by the Department of Architecture at Portland State University. The event spaces will showcase two of the PSU campus's ambitious building retrofits: Lincoln Hall and Shattuck Hall. In coordination with the symposium theme, a free public lecture by Thomas Auer of the renowned firm Transsolar Klimaengineering will be presented in the Shattuck Hall Annex on the evening of Thursday, May 10.
Attendees of the day-long symposium event on May 11 will receive 5 AIA Sustainable Design Continuing Education learning units. Attendees of the evening lecture (May 10) will receive 1 Sustainable Design Continuing Education learning unit.
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