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Thursday, April 15, 2021
2:00 – 4:00 pm CDT
History of solar architecture
Solar design terminology
Sun path through the year
Passive solar / solar thermal energy
Building and system orientation
Glazing and shading strategies
LEED credit for solar orientation
Optimizing solar photovoltaic (PV) production
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2.0 HSW CE Hours
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Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
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Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event,
respond to prompts and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the
presentation (multiple attempts allowed).
President of RE:source Design in Fairview, TX
Mr. Westbrook designed his own solar home in north Texas in 1996, which won the Energy Value Housing Award for Innovative Design (https://enerjazz.com/house). It still ranks as one of the most efficient homes in Texas. While serving as Sustainable Development Manager at Texas Instruments International Facilities, Mr. Westbrook was the LEED AP for the 1.1 million square foot Texas Instruments factory, which was the first LEED Gold semiconductor factory in the world. He led the effort to improve the energy and water efficiency of TI’s 20 million square feet of existing global facilities. They were able to double the company energy and water efficiency in less than 10 years. In 2012, Mr. Westbrook was named a Senior Fellow for the US State Department’s Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas program. He visited Honduras, Bolivia, Columbia, and Peru where he worked with governments, universities, and industry on efficiency and renewable energy. Mr. Westbrook received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA in 1982.
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AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.
Course Title: Solar Orientation: Building to Work with the Sun
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines how structures can maximize solar opportunities throughout the year for heating and energy production.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to determine the sun’s path throughout the year to help establish solar optimization plan for a structure.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain the advantages and methods of maximizing the benefit of passive solar/solar thermal energy.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe glazing and shading strategies as part of a building solar energy/efficiency plan.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explain how to optimize solar photovoltaic (PV) production.
LUs: 2.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with energy systems in structures
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 02/05/2024
Complaint Resolution Policy:
Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.