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High Performance Buildings – Nexus of Energy and Water (1 LU)
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High Performance Buildings – Nexus of Energy and Water (1 LU)

When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: AIA San Francisco
130 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, California  94104
United States

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Join Affiliated Engineers, Inc. at AIASF for a presentation on High Performance Buildings. The program provides 1 LU. Beer/wine and appetizers will be served.

A course designed to draw together a collective understanding of energy reduction strategies, water reduction strategies and analysis. Planned approaches and case studies are presented to reinforce project planning, decision making and trends.


Learning Objectives

  1. Define the process by which integrated design occurs on technically complex projects, from case studies, and translate that process onto future high performance building aspects that effect the users of the building and address environmental health and impact of engineering and architecture decisions.
  2. Observe new high performance energy related technologies, from shared project data, and then be able to reapply them in a matter appropriate to the project location, program type and/or other existing constraints.
  3. Observe the process by which water source options are identified and paired with first and second generation water requirements, and compare those to the market ready technologies now available.
  4. Observe the importance of proactively developing a plan for performance optimization when the building is occupied and identify opportunities to engage in a performance optimization plan on an current project.


About the Presenters

Megan Gunther, PE, LEED AP is a Mechanical Engineer and Sustainable Systems Analyst in AEI’s San Francisco office. Her expertise includes mechanical systems design, building energy analysis and simulation, and water efficient systems design. Her experience includes designing efficient systems for high performance buildings, where she processed and analyzed data from building energy simulations to positively influence the design of commercial, research, residential, data centers and healthcare facilities.


Kylie Zhao, PE, is experienced with different facets of piping/plumbing engineering in high performance buildings. Her experience includes water conservation in commercial buildings, as well as systems design for large healthcare, medical research and development laboratories, corporate facilities and schools. Ms. Zhao has expertise in systems for recycled water, domestic water, sanitary waste, storm water drainage, and specialty gases systems.