This workshop will cover methods for designing sustainable, high-performance facades, and the necessary steps in ensuring that the environmental factors and energy-efficiency strategies are integrated with the design process. The facade is one of the most significant contributors to the energy budget and the comfort parameters of any building. High-performance facades need to block adverse external environmental effects, while maintaining internal comfort conditions with minimum energy consumption.
The workshop is organized by the University of Massachusetts Amherst (Dr. Ajla Aksamija, Suncica Milosevic and Mahsa Farid Mohajer) and mӧdfacade (Dave Sommer). The covered material is based on Dr. Aksamija’s book Sustainable Facades: Design Methods for High-Performance Building Envelopes (John Wiley & Sons, 2013).
The workshop will be conducted online, with four 1.5-hour long sessions over two weeks (January 6, 8, 13 & 15, 2021) from 12 pm to 1:30 pm EST.
An invitation with a link to the online meetings will emailed out to all registrants several days in advance of the workshop start.
DAY 1: WED, JANUARY 6th
DAY 2: FRI, JANUARY 8th
DAY 3: WED, JANUARY 13th
DAY 4: FRI, JANUARY 15th
This workshop is intended for architects, designers, engineers, manufacturers, consultants, and owners’ representatives interested in learning about high-performance facades. The workshop is inclusive, and everyone interested in methods for designing high-performance facade systems is welcome.