2015 Kickoff Talks

Atelier Ten kicks off the New Year with exciting talks across the U.S.

Lights Out: Measuring the Impact of Power Outages on Multifamily Buildings
January 23, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Ben Shepherd, Associate Director, and Michael Esposito, Environmental Designer

Ben Shepherd, Associate Director of Atelier Ten’s New York office, and Michael Esposito, Environmental Designer in New York, will demonstrate the new tool developed for Enterprise Community Partners to analyze and model the impact of extreme weather on multifamily buildings. The tool helps to assess how indoor temperatures are affected during power outages to estimate how long a building can remain habitable. Ben and Michael will present strategies to optimize the building envelope and use information generated by the software to make a building more efficient and resilient.

Enterprise Community Partners, 1 Whitehall Street, 11 Floor, New York, NY 10004
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Net Positive 2015
January 23, 1:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Emilie Hagen, Associate Director

Emilie Hagen, Associate Director from the San Francisco office, will join the panel discussion titled “Onsite Water Reuse Systems: Perceptions, Policies and Implementation for Building and District Scale for Non-Potable Applications” at the Net Positive conference in San Francisco, CA. The session will provide insight into the implementation of onsite water systems and overcoming the challenges associated with them. The panel will discuss the San Francisco Non-potable Water program and the current projects in San Francisco that are using grey, black and rainwater collection systems.

Emilie will be joined by Bill Worthen, Founding Principal of Urban Fabrick, and Paula Kehoe, Director of Water Resources at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

Hyatt Regency, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA
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2015 ASHRAE Winter Conference
January 28, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Shreshth Nagpal, Associate

Shreshth Nagpal from Atelier Ten’s New York office will present the technical paper “Rethinking Energy Design Guidelines for Building Form Articulation” during the Energy Associate with Building Envelopes session at the 2015 ASHRAE Winter Conference. Shreshth will make the case that criteria set by current energy standards considers the building envelope solely as an interface isolated from the natural environment, and creates dependence on artificial systems for occupant comfort. The study will demonstrate how an optimally designed envelope can positively interact with exterior environment, passively enhance indoor comfort conditions while simultaneously reducing building energy consumption; all independent of the criteria set by current standards.

Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL
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Facades+ Los Angeles
February 5-6
Emilie Hagen, Associate Director

Emilie Hagen, Associate Director from the San Francisco office, will be speaking at the Facades+ Symposium in Los Angeles. She will be joined by Kevin Kavanagh and Alex Korter from CO Architects, Russel Fortmeyer from ARUP, and Stephane Hoffman from Morrison Hershfield on the panel titled “Net Zero and the Future Façade”. They will discuss the varied definitions of net zero and what it means as a performance goal for buildings overall. The session will be on February 5 from 9:50 AM-10:30 AM.

Emilie will also conduct the workshop titled “Supple Skins” with Mic Patterson from Enclos, James Parker from Simpson Gumpertz and Heger, and Michel Michno from CH Holdings. They will explore the idea of resilience and its relation to the design of facades and building systems. The workshop will be on February 6 from 9:00 AM-11:00 AM.

The LA Hotel Downtown, Ballroom Level, 333 S Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
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