Call for Papers extension: 2020 AIA/ACSA Intersections Research Conference: Carbon

The call for abstracts deadline has been extended a few weeks to capture more architect and designer voices. The new deadline for abstracts is Weds 4/22.

As the first in a dedicated series of AIA/ACSA Intersections Conferences, we will examine the role research plays in advancing architectural practice and education around the topic of carbon. In particular, this conference will examine how research – broadly defined – is currently driving architectural design and the built environment. Participants will share how research is generated in practice, at universities and in partnerships with business, industry and government. There will be two main tracks focused on short-term and long-term strategies for managing carbon while acknowledging most, if not all, strategies will have consequences in the short and long-term:

Topics included under SHORT-TERM CARBON MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES include but are not limited to:

  • building materials and construction
  • adaptive reuse and deep energy retrofits
  • embodied carbon accounting and life cycle analysis
  • commissioning, post-occupancy evaluations and the role of building occupants

Topics included under LONG-TERM CARBON MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES include but are not limited to:

  • climate responsive design in a time of shifting and unreliable climates
  • transition to electricity-based systems, on-site renewables and preparing for a decarbonized electrical grid
  • how to best reduce fossil fuel-based energy use through design
  • reliability and utility of energy modeling, predicted Energy Use Intensity (pEUI), and energy benchmarking

Learn more and submit at ACSA’s event page..

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This is typically a great event mixing academia and practice-please consider putting in an abstract-we’ve got such great knowledge in this network to share!