Looking Back and Designing Forward: Adaptive Reuse for a Future Climate
Tuesday, September 28, 2023 | 12-1 p.m. Eastern Time
Identify the impact of adaptive reuse versus new construction.
Describe the integration of building energy systems into the existing building.
Illustrate the occupant’s behavioral and cultural interferences to help reduce operational carbon while maintaining comfort.
Outline best practices for post-occupancy data collection to ensure ongoing optimization of building energy and occupant comfort.
About the Speaker
Kit Elsworth, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC
Building Performance Specialist, Kieran Timberlake
Kit Elsworth is an Associate and Building Performance Specialist at KieranTimberlake. As a member of the firm’s transdisciplinary research group, he focuses on building performance modeling and simulation primarily through the lens of occupant comfort, energy efficiency, and total carbon. A key aspect of this role is to interpret research and analysis to both generate actionable design decisions for firm projects and elevate the performance goals of the architecture industry. Kit also works closely with architectural design teams and clients to support the advancement of holistic sustainability initiatives on all projects. Kit is a member of the AIA’s 2030 Commitment Working Group to help evolve the AIA 2030 Commitment and increase industry participation. Locally, Kit participates in Philadelphia’s Green Building United Passive House Subcommittee and he is a Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC).