Tool Day 2010

Sat, May 22 - Sat, May 22
ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Cronkite School of Journalism

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 were 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

Event Coordination

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


Saturday, May 22, 2010

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, Ariz. 85004-1248

Please find your own transportation to the Cronkite School. 
It's on ASU's downtown Phoenix campus and an easy walk from the Phoenix Convention Center.

8:00A    Cronkite School opens. 
            Go to Cronkite room 121. We'll start the day there!

9:00A    Introduction and Tour

10:00A   Vital Signs Exercises with Equipment

11:00A   Hypothesis Forming Discussion

Noon     No-Host Working Lunch—Methodology Development
(We’ll provide a guide to local eateries.)

1:00P     Team Investigations and Explorations

3:30P     Team Presentations

5:00P     Adjourn

8 AIA/CES credits awarded to AIA member



Investigation teams were pre-selected by the Tool Day organizers. Each team formed a hypothesis in the morning and spent the afternoon trying to prove or disprove it. Each team was facilitated by professionals and educators trained through the Agents of Change project. Each team's presentation is hyper-linked below.

Team 1 Green: 

Allyson Pease*, University of Oregon
Paul Wolfe*, University of Oregon 
David Bartley*, University of Oregon 
Shady Attia, Universit√© Catholique de Louvain 
Marc Myers, Arizona State University 
Karla Grijalva, Arizona State University 

Team 2 Mustard: 

Christopher Nielson*, University of Oregon
Shamim Javed*, Virginia Tech
Keith Bickford*, University of Idaho 
Tom Butler, Lord, Aeck, & Sargent 
Gary Goddard, Mechanical Engineer
Adam Tate, Arizona State University 

Team 3 Blue: 

Adnan Alanzi, Kuwait University
Jonathan Knowles, RISD
Jim Phillips, Mechanical Engineer

* facilitators


Walter Grondzik, Ball State University
Bruce Haglund, University of Idaho
Alison Kwok, University of Oregon
Troy Peters, CalPoly San Luis Obispo  


Shamim Javed, Virginia Tech