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02/25/2020: LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR, Passive Design Approaches for Mission Critical Facilities, Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 12pm-2pm Eastern

02/25/2020: LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR, Passive Design Approaches for Mission Critical Facilities, Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 12pm-2pm Eastern

2 hrs. Webinar

Level: Advanced

Item#: RV-W022520

SME: Rumanda Young, Ph.D.

Mission critical facilities require abundant power resources to stay viable 24/7 and avoid outages which impact the health and safety of the public, hurt industries financially, and put reputations at risk. Many industries are using a combination of both mechanical systems and passive design strategies, defined as a system or structure that directly uses natural energy such as sun, wind, temperature differences or gravity to lower fuel requirements, enhance efficiencies, and ensure resiliency and reliability. This two-hour webinar will describe passive design principles that ensure energy requirements are kept to a minimum and discusses both benefits and challenges to the approach. Case studies will also be used to bring to life examples of passive design approaches such orientation, ventilation, shading devices, thermal mass, insulation, daylighting and more.
Note: This is a live webinar delivered via GoToWebinar. Session instructions will be emailed to you 24-48 hours prior to the webinar and the morning of the webinar. If you have not received your instructions for any reason please call RedVector Client Support (1-866-546-1212) the day of the event. Webinars are live and interactive. Students will have the ability to directly interact with and ask questions of the presenter.
Course Objectives

  • Recognize the need for resilience and redundancy in mission critical facilities 

  • Explain the importance of implementing both mechanical power applications and passive design strategies in mission critical facilities and how this can avoid negative impacts to the health and safety of the public 

  • Develop reasoning to understand which passive design approaches work best based on microclimate and local conditions 

  • Through case studies, comprehend the most common passive design considerations used in mission critical facilities to ensure energy requirements are maintained at a level that safeguards the wellbeing of building occupants


Rumanda Young, Ph.D. Photo
Dr. Young is a Registered Landscape Architect (RLA) in the state of Texas and a Certified Planner (AICP).  She holds a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture (BLA) from the University of Arkansas, a master’s degree in city and regional planning (MCRP) with environmental planning emphasis from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Ph.D. in urban planning and public policy. Dr. Young also spent time abroad in Cheltenham, England at the University of Gloucestershire focusing on sustainable development practices, environmental planning, and resource management.
Dr. Young has eight years of private practice experience, six of which working with the firm Carter & Burgess, Inc. She was involved in a variety of work including a wide range of park and recreational planning and design projects. Landscape Architectural experience ranges from preparation of detail site design plans, inventory and analysis documents, park, recreation and open space master plans, city-wide comprehensive plans, interpretive prospectus documents, construction document preparation, and preparation of grant applications and rezoning applications for cities throughout Texas, Louisiana, North Carolina and Oklahoma.

Dr. Young currently works as a Military Master Planner with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the Planning, Environmental, and Regulatory Branch.  Dr. Young is involved in a variety of work including a wide range of military planning, programming, and design projects. Project Management experience ranges from installation design guides to campus master plans. Projects also focus on the impacts of development on human health and the environment, and improvements through better siting, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of military projects.

Dr. Young is also an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, School of Architecture.  She teaches master’s level landscape architecture design studio course(s).


State Licenses
IN - Engineer (General - Board Approved - CE21800018)