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Oklahoma State University

ASHRAE Satellite Broadcast: Integrated Building Design

(0.3 CEUs/ Arch: .3 CEUs-hsw/ 3 PDHs)

This broadcast explains what you and other members of the building team must do to advance high-performance buildings with improved design, construction and operations processes. Buildings that meet the needs of occupants and truly achieve sustainability objectives can only be created if the building community shares its knowledge and experiences.

Major Topics

Revision Master Format:

This section explores the comprehensive revision and implementation of MasterFormat 2004 numbers and titles structure. The basic program theme focuses on impacts to architects/engineers, contractors, suppliers, and facility owners that have interest in the preparation of Project Manuals for building construction

Content covers the following topics:

  • Why MasterFormat 95 had to change
  • What guiding principles were used in the conversion
  • MasterFormat 2004 basics
  • MasterFormat 2004 application guide.
  • Implementation issues

Integrated Building Design:

The quest of successfully providing a truly integrated building design (IBD) continues to challenge our industry and the built world. This program looks at these challenges, identifies barriers to success, and explores solutions to promote and achieve holistic IBD. Content covers the following topics:

  • What is IBD?
  • Project delivery techniques
  • Design team structures
  • Design discipline cross-links and coordination
  • Hidden barriers
  • How do we make IBD work?

Measurement and Verification of High-performance Buildings:

This talk explores the actual performance and lessons learned from the current generation of buildings designed to make a significant dent in energy consumption. The discussion looks at actual data and makes conclusions on the ability to meet design targets as well as the importance of defining and using metrics.

The Design Process to Create Low-energy Buildings:

Creating low-energy buildings is about making appropriate design decisions. Using optimization techniques integrated with computer modeling, buildings can be engineered to minimize energy use. These design parameters include form, fabric, HVAC, and lighting to help guide design decisions while maintaining cost constraints.

Creating Zero-energy Buildings for the Future:

To truly change the way buildings use energy, buildings need to give back to the energy gird as much energy as they consume. Creating these buildings is challenging and first requires minimizing loads and then adding renewable on-site generation. This discussion looks at the potential for low-energy buildings and the characteristics that will make them feasible in the short and long term future.


  • Don Rheem
  • Walter Grondzik
  • Charles E. Gulledge III
  • Drury B. Crawley
  • Paul Torcellini