Wednesday, May 12 2021
Resiliency is our industry’s latest buzzword – but what does this mean and how can we incorporate it into today’s building designs? In this latest session from the engineers at GHT Limited, we will explore what it means to future-proof a commercial office building in the Washington DC Metropolitan area and introduce design strategies to help owners prepare for global pandemics, unpredictable severe weather, evolving building codes, and changing climates.
- Understand how climate changes are impacting the Washington DC Metropolitan region and the significance of indoor air quality in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Identify how adaptable ventilation strategies such as operable windows, targeted displacement, Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DOAS), and solar chimneys provide energy savings while ensuring resiliency.
- Recognize how solutions for water savings such as graywater reuse and rainwater capture contribute to resilience.
- Understand how to design a building that is resilient to ever-changing energy codes.