MeasuringUP Symposium Examines Building Performance in Sustainable Architecture
The Department of Architecture at Portland State University presents MeasuringUP, an event dedicated to advancing regional knowledge and efforts for environmentally responsive architecture, Friday, May 11, 2012, on the Portland State University campus. Information on how to purchase tickets for the event ($53 general; $27 students) is available at the event’s web site.
As the largest contributor to global climate change, the built environment is increasingly becoming the focus of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Consequently, a rising number of buildings are being promoted as examples of “high performance,” “green” or “sustainable” design. However, these claims are often based on design intent rather than measured performance. MeasuringUP sets out to discuss the following questions: Are green buildings in use measuring up to their targets? What role do building occupants play in the discussion of performance? How can research in buildings inform and improve design practice? And how can successful strategies be replicated at a larger scale?
The symposium launches with a free public lecture by Thomas Auer of the renowned firm Transsolar KlimaEngineering, in the Shattuck Hall Annex at 7pm, Thursday, May 10. Thomas Auer, considered one of the world’s leading experts in climate-responsive architecture and urban planning, is known for his work on national and international projects with architects including Kazuyo Sejima, Frank O. Gehry, Steven Holl, Jean Nouvel and Renzo Piano. No advance registration is required for the Thursday evening lecture.
Find out more about the symposium HERE.