Enough for today about past events — this one is still on the horizon. Next week, in fact!
In San Bruno, about 2 miles from where I sit as the crow flies, Skyline College’s Solar and Building Science department will be hosting the California Society of the American Institute of Building Designers‘ annual conference, April 2-4. This year’s theme is “Building Design + Building Science.” Joining keynoters Rick Chitwood, Gavin Healy, and Dan Perunko, I am honored to be playing a major role in this gathering of designers and builders from throughout the state. I’ll be teaching all day Thursday, April 3, concluding with a keynote address entitled, “The Persistent Pursuit of Practical Passion.” (I confess, I have a silly streak a mile wide … though I promise the content will be completely serious.)
All are welcome, not just AIBD members — come one, come all architects, general contractors, subcontractors, engineeers, HERS raters, BPI analysts, interior designers — this is for you if you’re noticing that the topic of building science seems to be gaining in importance along with energy performance!
California state agencies are mobilizing to get all of the State’s new homes to be zero net energy (ZNE) by the year 2020, and all new non-residential buildings to be ZNE by 2030. In order to accomplish this ambitious goal, all of us in the building industry are going to have to become much more savvy about building science. This event will be a great opportunity to get a jump on your competition — or hear the latest developments, if you’re already working at the intersection of good building design and superior building performance.