The residential building industry has made incredible progress toward sustainability and energy efficiency goals. At the same time, senior Green Rater and Registered Architect Steve Klocke finds many new buildings under-performing because designers continue to make SIMPLE, AVOIDABLE MISTAKES. The affordable housing market in particular has the most to gain (and lose) when mistakes impact health, durability, tight schedules and tighter budgets. Smart design choices yield buildings that are easier to build, resulting in lower costs, more predictable construction schedules, and higher quality buildings. The inspections, testing and commissioning are more successful, and most importantly, a building that incorporates smart design decisions is more valuable to owners and occupants. Based on lessons he learned certifying over 1,200 dwelling units over the past seven years, Steve Klocke will present the TOP TEN DESIGN MISTAKES being made over and over again – and how to avoid them.
BENYC-1821: AIA 1.0 LU/HSW; BPI 1.0