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Sustainable Design Intent and Innovation

    Sustainable design is an inherent aspect of design excellence. Projects should express sustainable design concepts and intentions, and take advantage of innovative programming opportunities.

Sustainable Design Intent and Innovation addresses:

  • Key environmental issues; how and why they became important priorities
  • Key ecological goals and concepts for your project and how they shaped your thinking (not a list of sustainable design measures)
  • How these goals and concepts were expressed in the design
  • Sustainable design innovations
  • How sustainability measures led to a better overall project design
  • Process of program analysis and any resource efficiencies realized by innovation

TOPICS (# on 50to50)

  • (5)Building Form
  • (19)Energy Modeling
  • (26)Integrated Project Delivery
  • (32)Passive Solar Collection Opportunities
  • (34)Preservation/Reuse of Existing Facilities
  • (37)Rightsizing Equipment
  • (39)Space Zoning
  • (41)Sun Shading
  • (44)Thermal Bridging
  • (46)Vegetation for Sun Control
  • (47)Walkable Communities
  • (48)Waste-Heat Recovery
  • (50)Windows and Openings

Other appropriate topics include:

  • Biomimicry

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