2013 Upcoming Events
Wednesday, March 6, 2013: 7pm
Speaker: Norbert Lechner, Prof. Emeritus, Auburn University
Who: Norbert Lechner
Professor Emeritus, Auburn University
LEED-accredited professional and ASES Fellow.
Author of Heating, Cooling, Lighting Sustainable Design Methods for Architects.
Solar Responsive Design, ASES
Flyer: View (Tree graphic courtesy of American Solar Energy Society, Solar Today magazine)
Where: KANEKO Building, 1111 Jones Street, Omaha, NE, North Side of Building, 11th and Jones St.
When: March 6th 2013, 7pm – 830pm
What: Lecture: Solar Responsive Design: How Does Your Space Stack Up? A building cannot be sustainable if it is not energy efficient, and it cannot be energy efficient if it is not solar responsive in its design. Such a building will try to include all of the following features: orientation, color, window placement and size, shading, passive solar heating, day-lighting, active solar hot water heating, and photovoltaics. Since it makes sense to "pick the low hanging fruit first", these features should be incorporated into a building in the order presented above. Mr Lechner will lead a lively discussion in basic solar design principles, leaving attendees with a sense of how to design a new home or building for optimal energy performance working with passive and active solar design components, as well as how to analyze pre-existing structures for possible solar design retrofits. There will be a brief Q and A at the end of the lecture.
For your review, one of Norbert’s previous lectures on-line: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY3MFQqv5M4
Solar Today articles written by Norbert Lechner:
- Choose the Low-Hanging Fruit
- Daylighting Illuminated
- Playing the Angles for Solar-Responsive Design
- Shading for Energy Savings
- White is the Greenest Color
Special thanks to AEI Nebraska Chapter, and KANEKO, for underwriting the costs for hosting Norbert Lechner.