Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Moving Architects Toward Building Performance

Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E’s) Energy Training Center recently contracted with Paul Welschmeyer, AIA of Paul Welschmeyer Architects, to offer in-house presentations to architectural firms on the benefits of adding applied building science to their architectural design services.

The presentation Moving Architects Toward Building Performance begins by laying out the architect’s role in minimizing the long-term energy demands of residential and non-residential buildings. It explains the benefits of incorporating applied building science, energy modeling, and Home Energy Rating (HERS II) services into an architectural firm’s practice, and includes case studies of how building science principles can be applied to residential energy upgrades, coordinated with Energy Upgrade California. Additional topics include a preview of upcoming 2013 changes to California’s building energy code, and steps architectural firms can take to prepare their practice for industry changes in the next decade.

To Schedule a Presentation: 510.825.0783 or paul@pwarchitects.biz
Cost: Free, sponsored by PG&E
Location: Your Office, anywhere in California within PG&E territory
Audience: Must include Leadership Group of firm, other staff welcome
AIA Continuing Education Units: 2.0 LU/HSW/SD

Mr. Welschmeyer, well known as an award winning Bay Area architect, was recently appointed acting AIACC Liaison to the California Energy Commission. In addition to being the first architect in California certified as a HERS II Rater, Paul is also a certified Green Point Rater for both new and existing homes.

For more information:  510.825.0783 or paul@pwarchitects.biz

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