Integrating Sustainability and Design

Increasingly, leading architects are using sustainability as a primary design driver. Consideration of daylight, energy and environment have the possibility of providing new and meaningful means of generating design ideas. New tools and analytic methods allow designers to use a research-driven, performance based approach to sustainability, targeting especially early planning decisions, massing, and passive measures as the site for experimentation and investigation. These tools allow us to refine and test traditional “rules of thumb.”

Attend the DesignColumbus 2015 session “Performance and Beauty – Integrating Sustainability and Design,” presented by Eric Thompson, Architect and Director of Sustainability for the Columbus office of NBBJ Architects, and Justin Gantz, Architectural Designer at NBBJ Architects. Thompson and Gantz will share some of their research and show how it has impacted design, and in turn how design has affected sustainability. The team will present recent case studies and projects highlighting these approaches to the integration of sustainability and design.

DesignColumbus will be held at COSI on April 20.

This year’s keynote speaker, Doug Kridler, is sponsored by The Columbus Foundation’s Green Funds.

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