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Creating Your Toolkit for Sustainable Design

September 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT


September 7, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT


Presenter or Coach:
Ashley Mulhall, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Orcutt Winslow
Event Type:

ALL MEMBERS – Certification programs like LEED v4 and The Living Building Challenge have raised the bar for design teams to new levels. We are being asked to understand more areas of building science such as product chemistry, computational fluid dynamics, embodied carbon, and life cycle analysis. This requires out-of-the box thinking and a new toolkit that reaches into other disciplines and new technologies.

As a result, Sustainable Building Design at the highest level requires an in-depth and fine-tuned design process. And tools are scattered across various platforms, some within ARCHICAD, others independent. The search for the perfect tool is never over and the stakes are high. Today’s standards require more than BIM. This presentation documents our search for a comprehensive toolkit and offers solutions that are complimentary to ARCHICAD that produce a well-rounded sustainable design workflow.

Presenter Details

Ashley Mulhall

is passionate about LEED and the Living Building Challenge and is a Living Building Challenge Ambassador Presenter and a member of the Living Building Challenge Sonoran Collaborative. A LEED accredited professional with Orcutt | Winslow architecture, Ashley holds degrees in both architecture and anthropology, offering experience in the promotion of sustainability within individual cultures and the societies in which they serve. She uses her background to intersect societal change with the architecture she encounters through work within both the public and private sectors, including airport terminal, data center, hospital, medical clinic, and senior living design. Ashley is currently managing Sustainable Design at Orcutt | Winslow with the goal of meeting the 2030 Challenge. She is a sought after speaker and has taught numerous classes on the subject of sustainability. Ashley is a leader in the community, participating in organizations such as Arizona Forward, the USGBC, American Institute of Architects, and various other charitable foundations.