5 Common Design Questions for Balancing Sustainability and Cost

  • Sponsor: Covetool
  • Credits: 1 AIA LU
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  • Format: One Video Segment

Course Description

Architects of today face a common task that defies intuition – how to balance building performance and strict carbon targets against cost. Sustainability in design is certainly a worthy and necessary goal, but the amount of options can be overwhelming and the costs prohibitive, especially in the eyes of owners. How can designers best convince their clients to integrate sustainability into a project? Keeping costs low and backing up decisions with fact-based analysis are solid first steps. Join this 60 minute session for a dive into workflows and case studies with implementable takeaways for your projects.

Note: Certificates of Completion will be emailed in a PDF format for your records right away. Please allow for up to 3 to 4 weeks to receive AIA credit for the course.

Learning Objectives

  • Overview of typical challenges from project pursuit to construction
  • Learn how to use data driven design to balance sustainability and cost
  • Use project case studies to understand benefits of automated cost reducing workflows
  • Learn how to integrate the new technologies in your current and future projects.



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