MeasuringUP Symposium 2012 Tickets Available Now
Author: Karen O'Donnell Stein
Posted: March 29, 2012


The Department of Architecture at Portland State University is proud to present the symposium MeasuringUP, an event dedicated to advancing regional knowledge and efforts for environmentally responsive architecture.  

As the largest contributor to global climate change, the built environment is increasingly becoming the focus of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Consequently, a rising 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?
On Friday, May 11, 2012, MeasuringUP will bring together local and international leaders in environmentally responsive design, engineering, research, industry and policy to address these questions through a day-long symposium, hosted by the Department of Architecture. 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.

The symposium is being sponsored by Better Bricks and Energy Trust, and AIA members who attend the events on May 11 will be eligible for 5 AIA CE learning units.

Tickets are available now at