AIA 2020 Minnesota Conference of Architecture

Event Date

10/13/2020 8:00:00 AM


Event Location

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The conference will take place over three consecutive Tuesdays: October 13, 20 & 27, 2020 


Event Details

Program Development Manager Will Nissen, "Code Green – Programs to Support Your Performance Aspirations", 8:15 A.M - 9:45 A.M, October 13

This panel will discuss a proposed Xcel Energy program that will support code reviews and improve information transfer during permitting. Will joins other speakers emphasizing the architect’s role in designing to codes that achieve higher energy performance. 

Residential Program Development Manager Isaac Smith and New Homes Manager Phil Anderson, "Clean Energy Future - ASHPs and Efficient New Construction", 8:15 A.M - 9:45 A.M, October 13

Isaac and Phil will discuss CEE’s cold-climate ASHP research, including performance and capacity results, lessons learned, and experiences from over five years of detailed data monitoring from ASHP field installs in Minnesota. They will then discuss energy-efficient multifamily buildings and how national certifications such as Energy Star, Zero Energy Ready, and Passive House have been adapted more effectively to apply to this sector, and details on how ASHPs can be applied to this sector. 

Senior Mechanical Engineer Russ Landry, "SB 2030 … Welcome to the (80 percent to Zero Carbon Goal) Neighborhood!", 2:30 P.M - 3:45 P.M, October 27 

This panel discussion presents the updates to SB 2030 in context of Marshall Avenue Flats, an early entry in 2020 to the updated process. Russ will join the SB 2030 team to discuss the early challenges and successes with the updated process, with best practices for the audience to continue to make SB 2030 an active and valuable design process for both applicable public-funded projects as well as voluntary enrollments.

Community Program and Policy Manager Katie Jones, "Low-Carbon Home: Minneapolis Straw Bale Passive", 10:15 A.M - 11:45 P.M, October 13

Katie Jones will be presenting on her personal energy conservation experience with building a passive, solar-powered home, that also employed passive strategies and pursued PHIUS+ 2018 compliance as much as possible. The design team, owner, and builder will share the process and evolution, including lessons learned from construction in summer 2020. They will share how they minimized the use of petroleum products to the greatest extent possible, and be open about the pinch points where long-term safety and structure required alternatives. 

From AIA: 

Bringing together more than 2,000 architects and building industry professionals, the annual A’20 MN showcases high quality programs, dynamic keynote speakers, connection to the newest products & services, and more. As one of the larger regional AIA conferences, join us and connect! 

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