We will provide an overview of the history of energy generation and how electricity rapidly changed how buildings function. We will explore how architects can prepare for the continuing changes in the industry. We will also discuss the concept of electrification and how utility companies are planning for its future use in their delivery of power with the goal of carbon reduction.
Topics discussed include daylighting strategies available through the integration of structural sandwich panels, energy conservation, enhancements, options, form and aesthetics. The many benefits to health, productivity, safety and sustainable design will be discussed, as well as specialty applications including explosion venting, blast resistance, OSHA fall through protection and hurricane resistance
Sustainable projects offer exciting opportunities for the construction industry to drive positive change by reducing negative environmental impacts, improving energy efficiency, and enhancing the health of building occupants.