Mark Oberholzer – Perform or Prescribe: The Great Debate in Building Exterior Design

AIA Los Angeles

April 25, 2024

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. PDT

Gensler Los Angeles
500 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Mark Oberholzer, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, KTGY & C0-Chair, AIA|LA Building Performance & Regulations Committee (Moderator)
Michael J. Adams, Associate / Regional Energy Director, Glumac
Kyle Hack, P.E., Mechanical Engineer, Glumac
Lisa Canoy, AIA, NCARB, Sr Associate & Project Manager, Ac Martin
Morgan Wiener, AIA, Senior Associate, Gensler

Join AIA Los Angeles’ dynamic Building Performance and Regulations team for the second session of a year long conversation on new energy codes and their effect on building systems and envelope design. This session will start with understanding the difference between prescriptive and performance design approaches in the context of meeting code and increasing building sustainability. Listen to Glumac’s experts interpret the evolving codes and their real-world effects on building design. Expand the conversation with your own expertise in a “salon” format conversation that will share our common expertise to advance design in Los Angeles.

Learning Objectives:
+ Explain the difference between prescriptive and performance-based criteria for building energy performance and which is right for your project/design
+  Compare current and anticipated changes in the energy code and how these changes may affect the building envelope and MEP design
+  Learn how code compares to LEED and AIA 2030
+ Learn how to balance energy goals with design goals