What is the impact of building façade on building performance? What are the three modes of heat transfer? And, what is the real importance of developing an integrated approach in envelope and building system design? Arash Guity, P.E., Chief Sustainability Engineer, Mazzetti discusses the impact of building façade on performance, providing an overview of the relation of the façade to building systems. He will also talk about the importance of an integrated design process, noting the importance of engineers and architects working together to provide a more optimized design for the building and its system.
Simulation technology is being used to solve real-world sustainable design challenges. Heath May, director of LINE, HKS, Inc. and his team will focus on simulation: a presentation and discussion on the utility of the feedback loop in the design process. Discussions will include presenting toolsets for analysis and optimization of daylighting and energy in buildings using software including Rhino, Grasshopper, DIVA, Ladybug, Galapagos and Octopus.