Call for Case Studies: Energy and Climate Management in Modern Buildings
1st June 2016, Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative, The Getty Conservation Institute
DATE: 1/6/2016
Call for Case Studies: Energy and Climate Management in Modern Buildings
Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative, The Getty Conservation Institute
The deadline for proposals is June 1, 2016

"The Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative is pleased to announce Energy and Climate Management in Modern Buildings, as the second volume in its publication series, Conserving Modern HeritageCase Studies From the Field. Aimed at architects, engineers, conservators, students, asset managers, owners, and contractors working in this area of conservation, this series focuses on a specific conservation challenge with each volume.

Energy and Climate Management in Modern Buildings

For this volume, we are seeking inspiring case studies from around the world that balance climate management concerns with best practices in the preservation and conservation of modern architecture. Good case studies would illustrate how issues such as energy consumption and thermal comfort and technical improvements have been sensitively resolved for modern-era buildings. We are looking for projects completed within the last seven years that illustrate:

. How buildings from the modern era can be improved to balance energy upgrades with heritage conservation objectives; 
. How modern buildings can meet energy codes or comply with green building rating systems like LEED, Living Building Challenge, or BREEAM;
. Building upgrade strategies for improving thermal comfort issues in both cold and hot climates;
. How both passive and active mechanical solutions have improved thermal comfort issues;
. Dealing with modern-era curtain wall or glazing systems to improve energy performance;
. Using energy modeling in existing buildings to understand current consumption and predict results or to test alternative solutions;
. Addressing a modern building´s Energy Use Intensity (EUI) and strategies used to lower its energy use;
. Maintaining, repairing, or reinstating original modern-era systems that still have efficacy;
. Introducing renewable energy like solar (derived from photovoltaic panels) geothermal, and wind power.

Details
The volume editors are Chandler McCoy, Senior Project Specialist, Getty Conservation Institute and Canadian conservation architect, Bernard Flaman, FRAIC. Eight to twelve case studies will be selected by the editors for publication. A modest honorarium will be provided for published case studies."

You can access the proposal form here: website.
More details: website.