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Energy Efficiency Design (In-person/Online)

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Starts On - August 13, 2018 - 1:00pm
Ends On - August 13, 2018 - 5:00pm
1120 Headquarters Plaza, North Tower, 8th Floor
Morristown , NJ 07960

Participate in our course, led by the CEO and founder of Green Building Center NY/NJ, to learn more about energy efficient design. This is an eight-hour course that will be held in two parts:

  • Part 1 — Monday, Aug. 6
  • Part 2 — Monday, Aug. 13

Instructor: Jason Kliwinski, LEED AP BD+C/O+M, AIA, LEED Fellow/Faculty Partner, Green Building Center NY/NJ


  • Members: $245
  • Nonmembers: $295
  • Qualifying grantees: No charge* 
  • Avison Young employees: No charge

*Employees of New Jersey businesses may qualify to take this course fully funded. Interested companies should email Mary Ellen Garrigus, or call her at 973-255-0442.

Energy and Atmosphere Conservation

Review the various aspects of energy efficient design as identified in the Energy and Atmosphere (EA) topic areas used for credits in the LEED v4, which stands for Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design, Building Design + Construction rating system

Characteristics of Energy Efficient Building Design, Processes, and Technology

Examine building envelope design and its effect on HVAC and lighting energy use, the integrated design/build process, and various technologies for providing high performance HVAC, lighting, and controls. We will also discuss the triple bottom line of sustainable design and the relationship of energy efficiency; in particular the key formula for net zero energy design.

Integrated Building Envelope, Energy Efficiency and LEED

In-depth look at high performance building envelop designs, including key principals such as orientation, massing, shading, and context in addition to specific construction types and methods. We will then review the effects of such design on overall energy demand and its place in the LEED rating system.

Design for Daylighting, Passive Solar and LEED

In-depth look at optimal design principles and methods for day lighting a building. Lighting accounts for nearly 20percent of all energy use in buildings. Proper integration of day lighting, including controllability of artificial lights in conjunction, can dramatically reduce energy demands in buildings. Another key method to reduce demand on energy use is associated with heating and cooling. Heating represents the largest single amount of energy use in buildings in the U.S. on average, closely followed by cooling. We will review the fundamentals of passive solar design.

Building Commissioning and Energy Modeling as a Design Tool

In-depth look at two fundamental requirements of creating energy efficient buildings. We will review the commissioning process in detail, including timing of key elements and stakeholder roles and responsibilities plus the creation, interpretation and use of energy modeling for the average person. Discussion focused on what to do with the information provided from modeling and how to use it as a design tool rather than as a check on performance after the fact.