photo by Alison Kwok





Cronkite School

SOLAR 2010




  May 22, 2010 

Phoenix Tool Day explored ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The LEED Silver Cronkite Building was constructed with numerous green features, including an east-west orientation for solar control, exterior overhangs and sunscreens for shading windows, energy-saving materials to help optimize building energy performance, low or no-water landscaping, low-flow plumbing fixtures, low VOC building materials, and occupancy sensors for lighting control. In addition, more than 10 percent of the total building material content was manufactured using recycled materials. The USGBC awarded the project 37 points for green features, such as being served by 12 bus lines within a quarter-mile of the site, diverting 79.8 percent of construction waste generated on-site from a landfill and development and implementation of a green housekeeping program.

This intensive Tool Day workshop offered architects, engineers, builders, facility operators, educators, and students a hands-on experience in the use of relatively low-cost instrumentation (coupled with a structured methodology) to better understand building system and component performance. Participants were taught appropriate use of such instrumentation and methods to facilitate building performance investigations. Tool Day efforts  focus around development of a case study that can be used as a model for future investigations.

The Cronkite School is located at 555 N. Central Ave,.Phoenix, AZ 85004-1248. Map and directions. Participants will meet at the school in room 121 between 8 and 9 am. 

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

Equipment (tools): provided
Date: 22 May 2010
Time: 9:00 am until 5:00 pm 
Transportation to site: provide your own (walking distance from convention center)
Lunch: no- host working lunches 

Cost: $125 ($135 after April 1 and $145 on-site) Register through ASES.

ASES Workshops, Tours and Special Events require separate registration. These sessions will have a price included in their description. You do not have to register for the conference or Solar Success! to register for any of these sessions. Registration also includes a ticket to the Exhibit Hall. Registration for these events was available mid-February.

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

    Co-Sponsored by: American Solar Energy Society, Arizona State University, and Society of Building Science Educators.

24 May 2010

  Organized by: Troy Peters, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; Alison Kwok, University of Oregon; Bruce Haglund, University of Idaho; Walter Grondzik, Ball State University.