2016 Guiding Principles Introduction and Guiding Principle I, Employ Integrated Design Principles  

Education Type: 
1.5 Hours


AIA Learning Units: 
1.5 LU | HSW
0.2 CEU

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This course, 2016 Guiding Principles Introduction and Guiding Principle I, Employ Integrated
Design Principles, provides strategies for meeting the updated 2016 Guiding Principles and documenting recommended evidence of compliance for Guiding Principle I.

The course is divided into two parts. The first provides background knowledge, definitions, and tactics for planning 2016 Guiding Principle compliance. The second part covers topics related to Guiding Principle I: Employ Integrated Design Principle metrics, including environmental management systems, assessments and operations, building occupant education and surveys, and commissioning.


Michael Myers, LEED AP, Allegheny Science & Technology.   

Michael Myers has been at the forefront of energy efficiency and sustainability for nearly 30 years. As a nationally known consultant from Austin, TX, Mr. Myers has developed energy efficiency programs for utilities, municipalities, and businesses. He has served as the Senior Sustainability Manager for Lockheed Martin Corporation's Energy and Environmental Services, Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Energy's Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Research Program, and Energy Services Manager for the City of Austin, where he led the creation of the city's nationally acclaimed Green Building Program.

Nicolas Baker, LEED AP   

Nicolas Baker is the program manager for the FEMP Sustainability and Climate Adaptation programs, as well as the Legislative Coordination program at the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The FEMP Sustainability and Climate Adaptation programs provide strategies, training, best practices, and technical assistance to help Federal Agencies meet their sustainability goals and better adapt to climate change. For over 14 years, Mr. Baker has been involved in multiple aspects of sustainability from environmental science to civil engineering, green architecture policy consulting, and climate change mitigation. While at FEMP, he has managed multiple projects dealing with training and implementation of energy/water management, green building design, and climate change resiliency requirements throughout the Federal Government. Mr. Baker holds an MS in Global Environmental Policy from American University and a BS in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Learning Objectives

This course will cover:

  • Updated metric requirements, recommended evidence of compliance, and related resources for meeting Guiding Principle I;
  • Requirements for using a collaborative, integrated process and team to plan, program, design, construct, commission, and transition to operation new building or modernization projects; and
  • Requirements for employing appropriately scaled commissioning activities to optimize and verify performance of building systems.