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Integrated Design: Tools and Methods Education Program

The IDL partnered with Seattle City Light and SOLARC Energy Group to deliver a three-series, twelve‐part professional education program focusing on the technical analysis of high‐performance buildings. To support the series, IDL has forged a partnership with Seattle City Light’s (SCL) Customer Energy Solutions (CES) Division to provide a deep‐dive into the tools and methods used to assess energy efficiency and high performance design. The series was hosted at the Smart Building Center and was offered in 2017-2018.

Series One: Internal Support for Energy Model Review and Customer Engagement

Series Two: Introduction to Integrated, High Performance Design.

Series Three: Integrated Design Tools and Methods

The intent of this educational series is to provide a deep-dive into the tools and methods used to assess energy conservation measures and high performance design from the perspective of City of Seattle’s Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) and Seattle City Light as well as from the perspective of design teams. It is an in-depth workshop that focuses on the technical tools and skills required to quantitatively assess building design in relationship to performance metrics and goals.  This course complements the AIA Getting to Zero series, providing a technical training for the design concepts presented in that series and their relationship to City of Seattle and Seattle City Light programs.  Session participants will already have a foundational understanding related to high performance concepts and applications; this course will impart the skills required to bring robust quantitative assessments and analysis into design practice. The course will use commonly available design tools including Revit, EQuest, DIVA for Rhino along with custom Excel tools that will be provided to participants.