I got my first issue of GreenSource magazine a few days ago (a gift subscription from my daughter – well done Julia!) and it’s filled with good stuff.
One of the many fun features is a page on “GreenSource Top AIA Convention Picks” – referring to the American Institute of Architects convention which was held last week in San Francisco. They list twelve sessions, from the dozens on the program, that they think would be of the most interest to their readers. Well, even though I live in the Bay Area, I missed the convention, but on the AIA convention site I found they have handouts from many of the sessions, including a number that GreenSource recommended.
On the AIA 2009 National Convention Education Seminar Materials page you can find such presentations as:
- The Art and Science of Designing to Net-Zero
- Carbon Neutral Buildings, Fact or Fiction?: Moving from Buildings to Communities
- Applications of BIM to Sustainable Design: Performative Environments, Strategies for Incorporating Green Approaches into BIM
Obviously, just having the materials is not as good as attending the sessions themselves, but they often do allow you to get a sense of the topic.
I hope the AIA keeps this page up and open to the public – it’s a great resource!