Continuing Education with AIA

Virtual AIA CES Registered Course


An Overview To Passive Considerations In Façade Design And The Effect On Energy Performance


Program Description

Optimal design decisions relating to the envelope are crucial to managing the energy performance of a building, particularly around passive design strategies of the façade. During this 1-hour online course, you will learn how geometric and materiality considerations can differ between design stages. We will look at goals and objectives relating to the façade at SD, DD and CD, and the utilization of different software applications to achieve these goals. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Credits

1 LU | HSW

Learning Objectives

1. Determine the differing end uses of energy consumption affected by the façade, and how they relate to overall building energy performance.

2. Utilize building information modeling tools to meet project design stage requirements regarding façade performance.

3. Investigate solutions around the geometry and materials of the façade to optimize passive design strategies of the building envelope, and at what stage these decisions are best made.

4. Review case studies of façade design strategies on projects at different design stages – Schematic Design, Design Development and Construction Documentation.

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AIA CES Provider Statement

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The course is provided by Applied Software, a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number [assigned AIA CES Provider number]. All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider or this learning program may be sent to AIA CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product. AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

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