photos by Heidi Spaly







SOLAR 2006




July 13, 2006 

Denver Tool Day at REI explored the award-winning building designed by Mithun Architects, a firm with a reputation and portfolio of sustainable architecture. The history and sustainable design features of the store are described in The REI Flagship Store.

This all-day workshop provided a setting in which participants learned to use handheld instruments, conduct a building performance case study through structured methodology, provide hypothesis and investigation strategy formulation, allow behind-the-scenes building investigations, and culminates in team presentations of study results to the workshop participants. Participants gained understanding of objective and subjective procedures for performing post-occupancy evaluations of buildings. 

REI is located at 1416 Platte Street, Denver, CO 80202. It's in easy walking distance from the conference site. 

Participants were encouraged to bring laptop computers, digital cameras, and lunch money. AIA/CES credits are available.

Cost: $150 ($75 for SBSE members) Register through ASES.
Equipment (tools): provided
Date: 13 July 2006
Time: 10:00 am till 6:00 pm 
Transportation to site: provide your own
Lunch: no- host working lunches (We'll provide a list of nearby eateries.)

Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE) members, university students, and professional architects and engineers are encouraged to participate. 

    Co-Sponsored by: Agents of Change project, American Solar Energy Society, REI Denver, Mithun Architects, and Society of Building Science Educators

23 Jun 2006

Organized by: Bruce Haglund University of Idaho, Alison Kwok University of Oregon, Walter Grondzik Florida A&M University, and Heidi Spaly, Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture, Denver.