AIA+2030 Online Series Course 8: The Role of Renewable Energy

Explore the relationships between efficiency and renewable energy.


The goal of the 2030 Challenge is to create buildings that use zero fossil fuels. After implementing low/no cost design and efficiency measures in a building project, renewable energy emerges as the final step to reaching aggressive carbon elimination goals. This session will explore the relationships between efficiency and renewable energy, and investigate current renewable energy opportunities both on-site and off-site at neighborhood, district, and utility scales.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the major on- and off-site renewable energy strategies for buildings.
  • Propose appropriate renewable energy strategies based on site characteristics and resources.
  • Enumerate the life cycle costs and benefits of on- and off-site renewable energy.
  • Understand how to use alternative renewable sources, such as district energy and biofuels, efficiently and in ways that emit low/no GHG emissions.

In support of the AIA+2030 Commitment, the Hampton Roads Chapter of the AIA will be presenting the AIA+2030 Online Series. The series is made up of ten 1 hour video presentations to be followed by 30 minutes of moderated group discussion at the office of Hanbury, 120 Atlantic Street, Norfolk Va. The courses will be offered over a 4 month period. Attendees will receive 1.5 hours LU-HSW credits for each session.

The building sector is the single largest consumer of energy and producer of greenhouse gas emissions. The AIA 2030 Commitment provides an actionable framework for architects and designers to meet the 2030 Challenge goals of carbon neutral buildings by 2030. This series will inspire architects to meet the 2030 goals through design strategies, efficient technologies and systems, and renewable energy resources.

Anyone completing all courses in the AIA+2030 Online Series will receive a certificate acknowledging their completion of all courses in the program, in addition to the individual course certificates available upon completion of each course.

The AIA+2030 Online Series is an AIA and Architecture 2030 co-production, sponsored by Autodesk and delivered through AIAU.

It's based on the highly successful AIA+2030 Professional Series, which was created by AIA Seattle and Architecture 2030, with support from the City of Seattle and Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.

Each session will be held from 4:00-5:30 with the last 30 minutes being a moderated discussion.
1.5 LU - HSW
Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members

September 19th - Course 1 - The 2030 Challenge: Goals and Design Process
October 3rd - Course 2 - The Power of Targets and Load Reduction
October 17th - Course 3 - Accentuate the Positive: Climate Responsive Design
October 30th - Course 4 - Building Skin: The importance of Thermal Design
November 14th - Course 5 - Employing Passive Systems for Load Reduction
November 28th - Course 6 - Daylighting and Integrated Lighting Design
December 12th - Course 7 - Rightsizing: Equipment and Controls for Super-Efficient Buildings
January 2nd - Course 8 - Site power: Renewable Energy Opportunities
January 16th - Course 9 - Staying in Shape: Commissioning, Operations, and Maintenance
January 30th - Course 10 - Putting it Together: Achieving 2030 Goals on the Project and in the Office

Course objectives can be reviewed at

Event Properties

Event Date 01-02-2019 4:00 pm
Event End Date 01-02-2019 5:30 pm
Registration Start Date 11-16-2018
Registered 1
Cut off date 01-02-2019 12:00 pm
120 Atlantic St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Price
AIA members $10.00
non-members $15.00
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