The Sustainable Design Lifecycle: How to Deliver on High Performance Design
Penn State faces the same challenges as many institutions: how to balance high performance building targets with realistic operations; manage energy and water resources across a diverse building portfolio; and ultimately deliver the optimal building for the future within finite site and budget constraints.
This session will outline the Sustainable Design Lifecycle of a project from conceptual design to occupancy, highlighting key moments and best practices that have the greatest impact for cost effectively maximizing the sustainability of a project. We will also highlight how to best ensure that project teams include this scope in their proposals. Presenters will share their early dynamic modeling process and tools, and show how this can be used not just for large, technically complex projects, but for any project trying to achieve aggressive energy or water goals with site area, floor height, budget, operational or other constraints.