The opportunity afforded to me by the SOM Foundation was invaluable. During my travels, I attended outstanding international CIBSE/ASHRAE conferences on sustainability and engineering design. I visited 14 individual buildings at various stages of completion, took over 550 digital images, and met with several members of the consulting engineering community to share experiences and dialogue. The paper here includes only a fraction of the experience due to its varied nature. Most importantly, I achieved all of the goals I set out for. I now better understand U.K. design practices and subsequently U.S. practices, and I have made friendships and acquaintanceships that should last throughout my career.
My most sincere thanks goes out to all those who made this possible.