By: Renee Azerbegi, CEM, LEED-AP, GGP, LBC Ambassador Presenter, Provisional WELL-AP, President of Ambient Energy
Ambient Energy’ s LEED Contractor Toolkits are designed for contractors working on LEEDv4 and LEED v2009 projects. The toolkits are valuable tools for contractors faced with the challenges of all the submittals, materials tracking and written plansrequired of a LEED project. The LEED Contractor Toolkit provides tools to minimize time in coordination of efforts on theproject site. The LEED Contractor Toolkits were developed for two version of LEED –Version 2009 and Version 4 and include a recorded webinar that explains the toolkits and how to use them.
by: AIA including Ambient Energy’ s Linda Morrison
The AIA Energy Modeling Practice Guide serves to not only demystify energy modeling in general but also to provide tips and information that will help architects to better discuss energy modeling; the assumptions, the process, the tools and what the output means to potential design decisions – with their engineers, energy modelers, consultants, contractors, code officials and clients.
By Tom Hootman, AIA, LEED AP BD+C (including an interview with Ambient Energy’s Linda Morrison)
Written by an architect who is the Director of Innovationat thenational MEP design firm MKK Consulting Engineers, Net Zero Energy Design is a practical guide for architects and related design and construction professionals who want to design and build net zero energy commercial architecture. It offers no-nonsense strategies, step-by-step technical analysis, and valuable examples, in addition to developed case studies. With a focus on application in a variety of building types and scales, the book also develops a broad-based understanding of all the integrated principles involved in achieving net zero energy.
By: Andy Walker, PE, PhD (including an interview with Ambient Energy’ s Renee Azerbegi)
Solar Energy, by a Principal Engineer at NREL and adjunct professor at the Colorado School of Mines, Dr. Andy Walker, is an authoritative reference on the design of solar energy systems in building projects, with applications, operating principles, and simple tools for the construction, engineering, and design professional.
The book simplifies the solar design and engineering process, providing sample documentation and special tools that provide all the information needed for the complete design of a solar energy system for buildings to enable mainstream MEP and design firms, and not just solar energy specialists, to meet the growing demand for solar energy systems in building projects.
By: Linda Morrison
So, you have an energy model and you are wondering how the building or technology evaluated in the model will perform under actual conditions. Turns out that is a very good question! The correlation between energy model an actual performance depends on the type of energy analysis used- there is more than one type!
By: Multiple authors with a chapter by Ambient Energy’ s Clayton Bartczak, as well as Brian Dunbar, and Lenora Bohren
This book looks beyond the technological and material aspects of green construction to examine the cultural, social, and organizational shifts that sustainable building requires, examining the fundamental challenge to centuries-long traditions in design and construction that green building represents. The contributors consider the changes associated with green building through a sociological and organizational lens. Bartczak, Dunbar, and Bohren’ s chapter details biophilic design research and specifically living walls in the built environment, describing a research study aimed at understanding the decision making
process with regards to installing living walls.