Atlantic Wharf (in the Fort Point Room)
290 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
Directions: Two blocks from South Station on the Red Line. Parking is available in the parking garage between Sorelle Café & Boloco (282 Congress Street and 284 Congress Street) for $12 flat rate if you enter after 5:00PM.
5:30 - 6:00PM Registration & Refreshments
6:00 - 7:00PM Presentation & Discussion
7:00 - 7:30PM Cocktail Reception
Participants will earn 1.0 AIA CES Learning Unit (LU/HSW) for their attendance.
Attendance is free and open to all; please invite colleagues. We will serve refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. Space is limited to the first 100 guests to register.
ABOUT THE SERIES
Climate Ready? Designing for Extreme Weather
Boston, like other cities, has identified climate change as a potential threat to our city. Boston’s recently issued Climate Projection Consensus identified four potential impacts (extreme temperatures, extreme precipitation, relative sea level rise, and coastal storms), which drive three major climate hazards: coastal and riverine flooding, stormwater flooding, and extreme heat. Design and construction methods will need to change in response, both to protect our buildings and infrastructure, and also to help limit the built environment’s contribution. Join us for this four-part seminar series that explores the issues of designing for extreme weather, both at an individual and a community level.
ABOUT THIS SEMINAR
Combatting Rising Heat and Rising Demands on Energy Usage
Arfa Aijazi, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. and Master of Science Candidate, MIT and James Dolan, Principal-in-Charge of Energy Engineering Services, OLA Consulting Engineers
The Northeast is getting hotter with more extreme heat days and longer heat waves. This increases building energy demands, especially in urban settings. In response, we continue to emphasize better building performance to counteract rising cooling costs with more efficient mechanical systems and better functioning building envelopes. Designs are also evolving to limit solar heat gain, explore alternative air circulation options, and consider on-site energy and cooling options to limit impact. But what is really achievable?
This presentation looks at overall strategies for improving building energy performance, and specific options for limiting heat gain and improving cooling efficiency.
Staff I – Building Technology and Master of Science in Building Technology Candidate
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. and MIT Department of Architecture
Arfa, on leave from Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., is a graduate student and researcher in the Building Technology Group at MIT. She is interested in how to best leverage simulations as a decision-making tool to improve building performance. To that end, her research borrows techniques from machine-learning and multi-objective optimization to make recommendations for urban-scale retrofits.
James F. Dolan, P.E., CEM, CPMP, LEED AP
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PART 3 of 4: Stormwater Strategies – Alternatives to the Conventional
PART 4 of 4: Panel – Comprehensive Look at Design for Climate Change