Wagdy Anis Symposium
Climate change, social responsibility, energy security, and occupant health are key drivers for today’s high-performance building innovation. This panel will provide individual presentations and discuss current and future vision of high-performance buildings in the contexts of efficiency, resiliency, and urbanism. Steve Kemp of RDH Building Science will focus on a discussion about highly energy efficient buildings. He will present an example of a new state-of-the-art institutional project achieving net-zero carbon emissions. Marine Sanchez, of RDH Building Science, will explore the global rise of Passive House and high-performance buildings in commercial and multifamily sectors. Holly Samuelson, Assistant Professor Harvard Graduate School of Design, will introduce "other considerations" when designing highly energy efficient buildings. Including, 1) embodied energy and life-cycle analysis of the materials, 2) occupant behavior in the simulations, 3) reducing peak loads and improving passive survivability. The session will include time for a lively discussion, questions, and answers.