AIA Northern Virginia
Green Building – ARE Supplemental Course - Canceled
March 22
6:30-8:00p


This ARE Supplemental Course has been canceled.

The Young Architects Forum has scheduled the 2017 Architect Registration Exam (ARE) Prep Courses.

With the launch of ARE 5.0, some candidates plan to complete their testing under ARE 4.0 while others plan to combine ARE 4.0 with ARE 5.0 in order to only take five tests. While the format and division organization of ARE 5.0 is quite different, much of the content overlaps with 4.0. Our 2017 ARE Prep Series will provide inclusive learning and applicable resources for ARE candidates regardless of the test version they intend to complete.

The graphic vignette content specific to 4.0 is now condensed into a single-day session. Practice Management content new to 5.0 is presented in a separate course. We also added a general study session to provide an open coaching and review forum for those looking for additional personal guidance. And once again, we will offer supplemental courses to provide an overview of topics found throughout all exams.

All ARE sessions offer continuing education credit and can be taken by members as review sessions.


Green Building:

Developed as part of a study series for the Architect Registration Examination, this session provides an overview of green building techniques for both interior and exterior and provides participants with a basic understanding of sustainable building materials and construction practices.

• Participants will examine green building techniques for the building shell, exterior and interior, including the use of green materials.

• Participants will explore techniques to improve energy efficiency of the building envelope through insulation, windows, energy modeling, HVAC system selection and renewable energy.

• Participants will consider water-saving techniques, including selection of plumbing fixtures and captured rainwater for landscaping.

• Participants will explore environmentally friendly construction practices, including recycling of construction debris and proper waste management.

1.5 HSW LU. Advance registration is required one week prior to the seminar. Information on our ARE Prep Series and registration for this session are available on our ARE page.