Design Journal Entry - Module 3

Journal Entry For
Module 3 - Project Goals Targets & Strategies

My design intent/goals are:

  • Reduced energy usage
  • Reduced water usage
  • Reaching net-zero energy

Some targets/measures that I would like to hit are:

  • 50% recycled materials
  • 40% indoor water use reduction
  • Optimize building energy performance by 30%

Design strategies I am considering are:

  • Using water-efficient plumbing fixtures
  • Installing solar panels
  • Encouraging the use of EVs through charging stations
  • Using glass ceilings and curtainwalls to allow natural day lighting. In my previous project, we used a product called Okalux which was a perforated metal sandwiched between glass which was both architecturally pleasing, but also worked as shading for the building as well.
  • Installing energy efficient HVAC systems
  • Using locally sourced, recycled materials that have EPDs (environmental product disclosures) for finishes in the building
  • Having greenery/garden indoors/outdoors.