Energy-Conscious Architecture Monograph Revised and Updated

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards has recently revised and updated the first title of its Professional Development Program monograph series, Energy-Conscious Architecture.

First published in 1993, the monograph’s topic continues to be as important today as it was eight years ago. Author Carl Stein, FAIA, explains in the monograph’s introduction, “Energy has always had, and always will have, profound effects on buildings, and despite changing fads in architecture, these effects remain constant.” The monograph closely investigates technical and institutional issues affecting energy-conscious design. It also discusses energy basics and the first and second laws of thermodynamics and their application to architecture. Examples of energy-conscious projects, including the Debis Tower of Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz redevelopment site, are included as well.

The successful completion of the Energy-Conscious Architecture quiz will earn test takers 10 professional development units and 10 AIA Learning Units in health, safety, and welfare. The monograph sells for $125 (current NCARB Record holders) and $195 (non-NCARB Record holders).

The NCARB Professional Development Program monograph series was created in 1993 in order to address the increasing need for continuing education and professional development verification. The revised and updated Energy-Conscious Architecture joins the following titles currently available: Why Buildings Fail, Sustainable Design, Professional Conduct, Low-Slope Roofing I, Seismic Mitigation, Subsurface Conditions, Wind Forces, and Fire Safety in Buildings. Two new titles, Low-Slope Roofing II and Cracking the Codes, will be available in January 2002.

The series is a portable resource investigating current topics of interest to practicing architects. All U.S. jurisdictions accept the PDP monographs for compliance with state continuing education requirements. To order a monograph or any other title from NCARB’s Professional Development Program, contact the Council at 202/783-6500 for an order form. Or visit NCARB’s web site at [].

The mission of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards is to work together as a council of member boards to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public and to assist member boards in carrying out their duties.