PSHFES Dinner Meeting- Buildings of the Future
Date: April 1, 2015
Location: Angelo’s of Burien, 601 Southwest 153rd Street, Burien, WA 98166
Here’s your opportunity to learn how current trends will impact the design of new buildings for decades to come, taking into account energy use and the environment, security, and the health and productivity of building occupants. Is it possible that future buildings will adapt to environmental conditions and occupant needs daily, seasonally, and over their lifecycle? Will future buildings monitor the health and productivity of occupants and actively support better living? Will buildings no longer be passive objects that consume resources but rather active participants engaged in the energy system and our community? Will the designers of these buildings consider the principles of human factors and ergonomics in their plans?
If you are curious to know more and play a role in the future of the building environment, then join us for an engaging and interactive conversation with two leaders from the Department of Energy. Patrick Phelan of the U.S. Department of Energy and Nora Wang of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will be in Seattle to meet with thought leaders from around the country to gather input for their Buildings of the Future project. They have carved out time during their busy schedules specifically to meet with our PSHFES group so that they can better understand the role human factors and ergonomics in their design strategies.
Patrick and Nora would like to get our input on the following questions:
· What are examples of human factors that directly/indirectly affect building efficiency?
· How can future buildings technologies be better incorporated with ergonomics?
· What knowledge can be used by architects or mechanical engineers to design more efficient and healthier buildings?
Please come prepared with your ideas of ways that human factors and ergonomics principles can help create better living and working environments, or examples of the problems that can occur when these principles are ignored.
Food is available for purchase.
PSFHES Membership is required to attend. Sign up here!
Angelo's is located in Burien, Washington at the corner of SW 153rd Street and 6th Avenue SW. Ample parking is available in the lot, as well as the lot across 153rd street.