Day: November 17, 2021

Maximizing Innovative Success Through a Holistic Design Process

“Function reforms form, perpetually.” Stewart Brand, 1999 Learning is not a linear process; however, the design of learning spaces usually is. This disconnect often leads to miscommunication and flawed design. To put it another way, Don Norman says, “Good design is an act of communication between the designer and the user.” The fundamental problem is …

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Model Behavior: Why Energy Modeling is an Integral Part of the Design Process

By: Sean Elliston, P.E., Director of Sustainability Leaf Engineers Energy modeling software has improved continually since it was first developed more than 30 years ago. As building mechanical and electrical systems become more complex, teams can better analyze them by creating energy model simulations. Energy modeling simulates building operation and produces useful performance data to …

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A New Normal: Trends and Applications for Promoting Wellness

By: Richard Chi, Co-CEO Modern infrastructure was not properly equipped to respond to the unpredictable onslaught of COVID-19. Nevertheless, educators, administrators and communities have shown incredible resolve in response to the pandemic and continue to adapt to evolving standards, policies and expectations. We would be remiss to claim a universal solution for reopening schools at …

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