Design Development

The refinement and development of a design on it way to documentation is a great time to revisit refine performance strategies, better understand the details when choosing systems and assemblies, and prepare for CD's.

Strategies

Understand and reduce the carbon and environmental impact of a project by studying the life cycle of a material, assembly, or project
StrategySummaryDurationTimeLink
Life Cycle AssessmentUnderstand embodied environmental impacts of a product, material, assembly, or an entire project from cradle to grave in a number of clear metrics.~2 weeks~20 hours
Carbon SequestrationUnderstand the carbon footprint of a project, it's materials, and energy needs while pushing to reduce, capture and store it.~2 days~8 hours
Text in development.
StrategySummaryDurationTimeLink
Construction SequencingConstruction Sequencing~3 days~8 hours
Thermal Bridging EvaluationThermal Bridging Evaluation~2 days~8 hours
Materials Selection for Human HealthSupport Human Health by preferring products which support and foster life throughout their life-cycles and seek to eliminate the use of substances that are hazardous.~ongoing~60 hours
Text in development. How does the design show that higher performance can be cost-effective?
StrategySummaryDurationTimeLink
Materials Selection for Human HealthSupport Human Health by preferring products which support and foster life throughout their life-cycles and seek to eliminate the use of substances that are hazardous.~ongoing~60 hours
Text in development. How much energy does the project use, is any of that energy generated on-site from renewable sources, and what's the net carbon impact?
StrategySummaryDurationTimeLink
Thermal Bridging EvaluationThermal Bridging Evaluation~2 days~8 hours
Text in development. What's the big idea? How does the project demonstrate the intersection of design excellence and sustainable performance? Innovation features pave the way for projects to develop unique strategies for creating healthy environments
StrategySummaryDurationTimeLink
Construction SequencingConstruction Sequencing~3 days~8 hours
Text in development. How were the decisions about the materials used based on an understanding of their impact. especially carbon impact? reduce human exposure to hazardous building material ingredients through the restriction or elimination of compo
StrategySummaryDurationTimeLink
Materials Selection for Human HealthSupport Human Health by preferring products which support and foster life throughout their life-cycles and seek to eliminate the use of substances that are hazardous.~ongoing~60 hours
Materials Selection for Social Health & EquitySupport Social Health & Equity by preferring products from manufacturers who secure human rights in their own operations and in their supply chains, and which provide positive impacts for their workers and the communities where they operate.~2 weeks~8 hours/week
Materials Selection and Design for CircularitySupport a Circular Economy by reusing and improving buildings and by designing for long life, disassembly and reuse of materials.~1 day~4 hours
Text in development. What lessons for better design have been learned through the process of project design, construction, and occupancy?
StrategySummaryDurationTimeLink
Construction SequencingConstruction Sequencing~3 days~8 hours
Materials Selection for Human HealthSupport Human Health by preferring products which support and foster life throughout their life-cycles and seek to eliminate the use of substances that are hazardous.~ongoing~60 hours
Text in development. promote human productivity and ensure a maximum level of thermal comfort among all building users through improved HVAC system design and control and by meeting individual thermal preferences.
StrategySummaryDurationTimeLink
Thermal Bridging EvaluationThermal Bridging Evaluation~2 days~8 hours

Blocks

These are the building blocks of computational design that you can plug into your tool, analysis, or design process already made.


Presentations

Pylos also has a variety of presentations and resources from past lunch and learns, meetings, workshops, and other events helping the firm share knowledge for high performance and computational design.

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