Shaping Tomorrow's Built Environment Today

How Smart, Efficient, Sustainable Systems Lead to Improved Resilience

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Course Length: 3 hours

In the case of individual buildings, resilience can depend on diverse issues such as building function, interrelated systems and equipment, and occupant demographics. This course provides a descriptive summary of the concept of resilience in the built environment and how sustainability, efficiency, and smart technology can help improve resilience. The concept of resilience in the context of the built environment applies to both manmade (e.g., terrorism) and natural (e.g., weather events) events as they influence the infrastructure and systems that our society is built around. Future trends and technologies will also be discussed.

Recommended References::

  • ASHRAE Guideline 0-2013, The Commissioning Process
  • ASHRAE Guideline 0.2-2015, The Commissioning Process for Existing Systems and Assemblies
  • ASHRAE Guideline 1.4-2014, Procedures for Preparing Facility Systems Manuals
  • ASHRAE Guideline 29-2009, Guideline for Risk Management of Public Health and Safety in Buildings

Recommended References

ASHRAE Guideline 0-2013, The Commissioning Process

ASHRAE Guideline 0.2-2015, The Commissioning Process for Existing Systems and Assemblies

ASHRAE Guideline 1.4-2014, Procedures for Preparing Facility Systems Manuals

ASHRAE Guideline 29-2009, Guideline for Risk Management of Public Health and Safety in Buildings

ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings

ASHRAE GreenGuide Design, Construction, and Operation of Sustainable Buildings, 5th ed.

2018 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) 

ASHRAE/ICC/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings 


Course Instructor

Tom Lawrence, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, LEED® AP; and Dru Crawley, Ph.D., AIA, Fellow ASHRAE, BEMP


Additional Information

All courses are available for Chapter and In-Company Programs. Courses may be periodically scheduled for the Winter and/or Annual Conference Education Programs, as well as the Online Courses Series.

Chapters or Companies: Contact Karen Murray, Manager of Professional Development (kmurray@ashrae.org or 678-539-1146), to schedule an ALI seminar or course at your organization or event.

Availability: Check the various offerings listed under Professional Development > All Instructor-Led Training to see if this course is being offered at an upcoming event.

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