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DAC Youth & Family Programs: Sustainable Solar Design and Smart Building Materials

"Put on a sweater!" is a common phrase heard during the winter months when the heating bill is highest; it is well known that reducing use of your heater or air conditioner can save money. The cost of heating and cooling is directly related to the amount of energy a building is consuming. Architects and designers use passive solar building design and appropriate insulation to help building and homeowners save money, conserve energy and stay comfortable year-round. Students will learn strategies for placing a building on a site in order to best utilize passive solar building design. They will consider building orientation, window placement, building materials and shading. Students will also have the opportunity to test how different types of materials insulate water and explore a few different types of building products.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. By registering for this workshop you grant permission to the Washington Architectural Foundation to publish photographs related to the event.

12 JULY 2014
10:00AM - 12:00PM

District Architecture Center
421 7th Street NW

$10 per child.