“Integrated Building Design: Bringing the Pieces Together to Unleash the Power of Teamwork,” will be presented by ASHRAE on April 16, 1-4 p.m. EDT. This Webcast/satellite broadcast will explain what members of the building team must do to advance high-performance buildings with improved design, construction, and operations processes.

Buildings that meet the needs of occupants and truly achieve sustainability objectives can only be created if the building community shares its knowledge and experiences, and this virtual event is designed to facilitate this sharing.

The panel of presenters includes: Walter Grondzik, architectural engineer and professor in the Department of Architecture, Ball State University; Charles E. Gulledge III, P.E., MAI, CSI, ASHRAE distinguished lecturer, senior mechanical engineer, AC Corporation, Greensboro, NC; Drury B. Crawley, technology development manager, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington; and Paul Torcellini, team leader for commercial buildings research, National Renewal Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO; with Don Rheem serving as the moderator. Kent Peterson, ASHRAE’s 2007-2008 president, will introduce the broadcast program.

The presentation segments will be titled:

·        “What is Integrated Building Design?”

·        “The Integrated Design Process”

·        “Achieving Net-Zero Energy Buildings Through Integrated Building Design?”

·        “Bringing the Pieces Together – Actual Applications”

This free program is sponsored by ASHRAE’s Chapter Technology Transfer Committee. Three Professional Development Hours or three AIA Learning Units will be awarded to viewers who complete the “Participant Reaction Form” following the broadcast.

For online registration, visit www.ashrae.org/ibdbroadcast. There is no fee for registration. For more information, call 678-539-1139 or email ashrae-satellitebroadcast@ashrae.org.