David Hertz Architects FAIA & The Studio of Environmental Architecture


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David Hertz speaking at Dwell on Design this Saturday

David Hertz will be presenting at Dwell on Design on Saturday June 25th, at 3:45 PM

David will discuss the highlights of his new book and will sign copies after the talk.Recently published by ORO Editions, The Restorative Home: Ecological Houses by Architect David Hertz is a monograph on the past 30 years of sustainable residential architecture and innovations by David Hertz. From mountain retreats in Oregon to the iconic 747 Wing House, the book features the some of Mr. Hertz's favorite projects. Included among the photographs and illustrations are plans, charts illustrating the natural ventilation design, and even a few never-before-seen photos detailing projects' construction. The foreword by Michael Webb gives insight to Mr. Hertz's unique background and inspirations, and the large landscape-formatted hardcover book features beautiful photographs that show a lifelong devotion to sustainability and creative architecture.

Learning Objectives:

  • Illustrate innovative solutions to design and building issues that elevate the whole of a project, from a preserved natural environment with less developmental impact, to providing a healthier, more natural built environment.
  • Encourage the adaptive reuse of existing buildings and materials, promote green field preservation, and actively participate in product and system research and development.
  • Promote the following strategies: Solar orientation and shading. Natural ventilation strategies incorporating both passive and active systems. Climatic study and analysis relevant to project design, energy systems and building type using a bio regional and climatic responsive strategy.
  • Promote the following: Alternative energy systems research, modeling and implementation including PV photovoltaic and small scale wind and hydroelectric turbines. Indoor air quality and Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) evaluation and prevention. Cost benefit and payback analysis including Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and embodied energy analysis

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David Hertz