AIA CES: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW
When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM WEDNESDAY, JULY 16
Where: At The Center
Buildings are dynamic systems with complex interdependencies between building design, climate conditions, building operation, and user behavior. Design and technological solutions alone are not sufficient to reach the energy and comfort goals set at the inception of a project. Some estimates suggest that the impact of occupant behavior can influence energy use by as much as 30% to 50%. Is it possible to positively influence occupant behavior through design? What has worked and what hasn’t in our efforts to change occupant behavior? Is this even something architects can hope to achieve? By using collaborative tools such as integrative design, are we able to make headway in this realm? Pratik Raval will speak about parameters affecting occupant comfort and their implications for building design. John Petersen will focus on ways to engage and educate building occupants in order to bring about positive change in building energy consumption and occupant experience.
Long term stability and resilience are key aspects that guide the way we design new communities today. What have we learnt about the psychological impact on victims of natural calamities like Sandy? How can we use these findings to design more resilient communities? Our third expert, John McIlwain will address occupant behavior from housing and planning perspectives.
John McIlwain, Senior Resident Fellow, Urban Land Institute
Pratik Raval, Project Leader, Transsolar
John Petersen, Program Chair, Oberlin College
Jenny Carney, Principal, YR&G
John K. McIlwain
John K. McIlwain is the Senior Resident Fellow/J. Ronald Terwilliger Chair for Housing at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in Washington, D.C. An author, speaker, and former lawyer, McIlwain brings more than 35 years of experience in the fields of housing, housing investment, and the development of sustainable urban environments. As the Senior Resident Fellow for Housing, McIlwain is responsible for leading ULI’s research efforts to seek and promote affordable housing solutions in the United States and other nations, including development and housing patterns designed to create sustainable future environments for urban areas. Also, he is the author of Housing in America: The Next Decade and Housing in America: The Boomers Turn 65.
Pratik Raval helps lead Transsolar New York team and spearheads high-comfort low-environmental impact design for a diverse range of projects. His focus on human-centric solutions and appreciation for architectural vision generate synergies between engineered concepts and experiential qualities that enhance overall architecture design. Many of his projects feature first ever low-energy solutions in modern architecture and are celebrated for their architecturally integrated sustainable designs. Raval frequently speaks at international conferences, has lectured at universities including University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University, and is an advisory board member of the New York City College of Technology’s Department of Architectural Technology.
John Petersen is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Program Chair at Oberlin College. A systems ecologist by training, Petersen's research focuses on understanding flows of energy, cycles of materia,l and feedback control mechanisms operating in environmental and social systems. He has been instrumental in developing real-time feedback display technologies for cities, organizations and individual buildings with the goal of engaging, educating, motivating, and empowering community members to conserve resources and develop pro-environmental attitudes. With support from the U.S. and Ohio EPA, the Great Lakes Protection Fund, and others, he and his colleagues are developing “Environmental Dashboard” as a technology and approach for accomplishing these goals. A co-founder of Lucid Design, the “Building Dashboard” technology Lucid developed is now installed in thousands of buildings across the U.S. and Canada.
Jenny Carney, is a Principal at YR&G. She heads up YR&G’s Performance & Operations Team and manages the Chicago office. Carney has extensive experience helping clients engage key stakeholders, gaining their support while also developing meaningful sustainability goals and strategies based on technical analysis. Carney has been deeply involved in the development of the LEED-EBOM Rating System, dating back to the initial pilot phase in 2004. She has served as a primary author of the v2.0, v2008, v2009, and v4 Reference Guides, and helps shape the evolution of the program through her work on USGBC various committees. Carney frequently delivers presentations and trainings pertaining to green buildings, sustainability, and LEED to local, regional, national, and international audiences.
Organized by: AIANY Committee on The Environment (COTE)
Price: Free for AIA members; $10 for non-members