First Ever Carbon Neutral Building Design Training Introduced

Sept. 11, 2007

Santa Rosa, CA /PRNewswire/ - Green Building Studio Inc., a leading sustainability analysis software, training, and services company in the architectural, engineering, and construction industry, recently announced the AEC industry's first carbon neutral design training, which will be held October 8-9, 2007.

The two-day "How Low Can You Go?" training is designed for lead architects and design teams seeking to lead the charge for carbon neutral buildings. It will be held in the heart of the Sonoma Wine Country region during the fall crush at Vintners Inn, north of Santa Rosa, CA.

This training will be conducted by John F. Kennedy and Patrick J. Bailey using Revit, ArchiCAD, and the Green Building Studio Web service (GBS). Core topics of the training include fundamental principles of how a building can achieve carbon neutrality, how today's BIM tools make it easier then ever to do energy analysis, and why the earliest decisions an architect makes are the most critical.

The training team will use the GBS Web service Version 3.0, which has many new features specifically targeted to designers of carbon neutral buildings including:

  • Carbon Neutral Building Check - Determining the feasibility for building designs to achieve carbon neutral status.
  • Design Advisor - Determining how efficient each building design could be given economic constraints and measure cost assumptions.
  • US EPA Energy Star Score - Computing the US EPA Energy Star score for every design change.
  • Corporate Account Capabilities - Constructing libraries of shared corporate designs and building templates, and demonstrating how to manage and review firm-wide designs for energy and water use analysis.

The first training, held August 20-21, was very successful as attendees from leading architecture firms indicated that the sessions were incredibly valuable. Training will take place on October 8th and 9th at the Vintner's Inn in Santa Rosa, CA. The training costs $1,995, including all gourmet meals. Accommodations and transportation are not included, though attendees are encouraged to stay at the reasonably priced Vintner's Inn.

Space is limited to 20 participants.

Contact Merna Kerss at [email protected] or (707) 569-7373 ext. 103 and register today! Additional details on the training content can be found in the training flyer at

About Green Building Studio
Green Building Studio Inc. is a leading sustainability analysis software and services company that provides the architectural, engineering, and construction industry with packaged and custom building energy and resource analysis tools, training, and Web-based solutions for sustainable building designers and product manufacturers. Developers of the open-source Green Building XML (gbXML) data standard, Green Building Studio provides expert design assistance and operates the award-winning energy efficiency information Web service architects and engineers).

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