JAN 31-FEB 2, 2023

A Practical Approach for Blending Custom Design Trends with High Performance Building Strategies

Wednesday, February 9 | 9:15 - 10:15 AM EST

SPEAKERS:  Peter Pfeiffer, Matt Risinger, Alan Barley



SESSION TYPE: Building Knowledge Session More Info

TRACK: Custom Building & Remodeling

FORMAT: On-Demand More Info

LEVEL OF CONTENT: Advanced More Info

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Designers, Architects, Engineers & Planners, Single Family Builders - Custom, Single Family Builders - All Types

What It's About

In this advanced session, a “right brain” designer and “left brain” building scientist team up with a veteran high performance builder to discuss and demonstrate how popular custom design trends can be blended with affordable high performance building strategies to create exactly the homes today’s buyers seek. Topics include the important benefits of thoughtful pre-design programming, climate-appropriate site and floor planning and more. Leave with the key elements that provide significantly greater comfort, healthier interiors, more durable exterior building enclosures and resiliency.

What You’ll Learn

  • Understand how a more holistic design approach improves building performance, health and other positive attributes associated with green & "high-performance" building.
  • Learn how thoughtful project programming and design strategies trump the popular and expensive "Green by Gizmo" approach promoted by many today.
  • Discover how to utilize simple common-sense design & building science strategies that can make for homes projects that are more appealing to the informed buyer.
  • Know the roots of Energy Star and the Green Building movement and how they affect popular design trends in site-specific custom housing today.

How to Attend

Participants must be registered for an All Access Pass or 1-Day Education + Expo Pass for the day of the session. Seating for Building Knowledge sessions will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Continuing Education

NAHB - 1.00 CE hour(s), NKBA - 0.100 CEU(s), AIA – 1.0 LU Hour(s)

AIA CES Credit Eligible

NAHB is a Registered Provider with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned on completion of this course will be reported to CES Records for AIA members by the Provider. Certificates of Completion are available upon request.

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