Builders’ Breakfast Series: The Integrated Design Process
This month’s Builders’ Breakfast Series will focus on the Integrated Design Process.
The Integrated Design Process or IDP has been shown to produce more significant results than past conventional construction processes.
There is no single “right” definition for IDP. Rather, IDP describes a different, intentional way of approaching building and community design that offers a much higher likelihood of success than any other approach. This approach provides a holistic approach to the design of a building, as compared to the conventional design process where an architect and client agree on a design concept (based on a functional program), and the structural, mechanical and electrical consultants are then asked to implement the design and to suggest appropriate systems.
The Integrated Design Process is an iterative design philosophy that implements the synergy of team skills throughout the design, includes energy conservation measures and leads to a high level of system integration, to effectively minimize costs, reduce construction miscommunication, increase quality and meet agreed construction targets.
Builders, renovators, designers, EAs, anyone involved in the construction process.
Troy Glasner, Principal, E3 Eco Group Inc.
Troy Glasner has become an advocate for building with energy efficiency, sustainability and health in mind. His 12 years of experience in the industry, on both the product and the consulting side, enables him to source manufacturers and service providers for our clients that offer the highest standards in quality, delivery and service. His focus has been on single-family and multi-unit residential energy evaluations and energy consulting. He has extensive experience in building science practices and the development of high performance building envelopes geared towards zero energy consumption. Troy provides Building Science for New Homes training, Certified Energy Advisor training and serves on both the LEED for Homes and the Built Green Canada Technical Advisory Subcommittees.