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Architects need to become 'energy literate,' states one Green Building Festival panelist

from Daily Commercial News

While the architectural community strives to design "increasingly sustainable buildings," architects are "well aware that significant energy use reduction is rare... and not mainstream," says Birgit Siber, a principal at Diamond Schmitt Architects. She was one of the panelists in a seminar entitled Preparing for Net Zero that was held at the Green Building Festival in Toronto recently. Siber told the audience that architects need to become "energy literate," but current energy metrics are "opaque for most non-engineers," thereby limiting "their participation of deeper energy reductions." more

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