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Accentuate the Positive: Climate Responsive Design


11 February 2016
Location: Toronto
Provider: Ontario Association of Architects

Session III: Accentuate the Positive: Climate Responsive Design

Time: 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Toronto: Thursday, February 11, 2016
Old Mill Toronto, 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto, ON, M8C 1G5 


  • Terri Meyer Boake, B.E.S. B.Arch. M.Arch. LEED AP
  • Mike Williams, MSc, BESc, LEED AP BD+C 

Conventional building design presumes that a building’s energy will be imported in the form of electricity and fuel. Integrated design accounts for on-site resources, as well as minimizing unwanted environmental conditions. In this session, we’ll explore using climate data and site characteristics to conduct a Site Resource Inventory to inform building design and lower building energy loads. This will set the stage for future sessions that will address specific strategies in more detail.

OAA+2030 Learning Objectives:

  • Produce a building form and orientation strategy that is responsive to site and climatic factors.
  • Explain why climate responsive design reduces the energy load of a building.
  • List the site and climate factors that impact a building’s performance.


Individual Sessions

OAA members - $125 + HST
Non-members - $150 + HST

10-Session Package

OAA members - $985 + HST
Non-members - $1185 + HST


To register for this individual session or the full OAA+2030 Professional Series, please click here.

For more information please contact: 
416.449.6989 ext. 232

*This session is part of the OAA+2030 Professional Education Series. OAA+2030 gives design professionals the knowledge to create next-generation, super-efficient buildings -- and provbides firms with the skills that will set them apart in the marketplace. For more information on the series, and to view other sessions, please visit the series website.