Students from the spring ARC 461r-561r Environmental Technology Systems class recently completed the Autodesk Building Performance Analysis Certificate (BPAC) program.  In qualifying for the certificate they are recognized for having a fundamental knowledge in environmental building science, sustainable design strategies, and the corresponding design process.  Using Vasari, Revit, Green Building Studio, and Climate Consultant software, the students had to demonstrate building energy performance analysis literacy in building loads, sun and shadow studies, solar radiation analysis, wind and airflow analysis, daylighting analysis, and whole building energy analysis.

The students pictured, Luca D'Ippolito, Carlos Flores, Fátima Terrell, Ray Barnes, Kyle Bogasky, and Jessica McQuillen, completed all 8 modules of the program with an average time of 36 hours.  They are now eligible to join the Autodesk Student Expert Program at an elevated level.  This group represents the first students from the University of Arizona to complete the recently established Autodesk program.

The ARC 461r-561r class has recently been recognized on the Autodesk Sustainability Workshop “Impact” page. See the students here

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 9:30am