Environmental Systems

Bioclimatic Design
Project response to local climate, sun path, prevailing breezes, soil, hydrology, and seasonal and daily cycles through passive design strategies. 

Bioclimatic Design:
Description of internal versus external building loads. Click Group 1 to see the example.

Bioclimatic Design: 
Design strategies that reduce/eliminate the need for non-renewable energy resources. How these strategies specifically shaped the plan, section, and massing. Click Group 1 or Group 2 to see the examples.

Bioclimatic Design: 
Design strategies that reduce/eliminate the need for non-renewable energy resources. How these strategies specifically affected project placement, orientation, and shading. Click Group 1 to see the example.

Water Cycle: 
How building and site design strategies manage site water anddrainage. Design strategies that capitalize on renewable water sources (i.e. precipitation) on site. Click Group 1Group 2, or Group 3 to see the examples.

Water Cycle: 
Water-conserving landscape and building design strategies. Reuse strategies for water including use of rainwater, graywater, and wastewater. Click Group 1 or Group 2 to see the examples.

Design & Innovation: 
Key environmental issues; how and why they became important priorities. Click Group 1 or Group 2 to see the examples.

Design & Innovation: 
Key ecological goals and concepts for your project and how they shaped your thinking. How these goals and concepts will be expressed in the design. Click Group 1 to see the example.

Design & Innovation: 
Sustainable design innovations. How sustainability measures will lead to a better overall project design. Click Group 1 or Group 2 to see the examples.

Design & Innovation: 
Process of program analysis; resource efficiencies realized by innovative programming. Efforts to “right size” the project and to reduce unnecessary square footage. Click Group 1 to see the example.