Educational Presentations & Webinars

In an ongoing effort to provide the latest technology and information to our clients, Cascadia Windows has developed AIA, AIBC, USGBC, and CPD (for BC builders) learning-credit approved technical presentations. Each presentation is linked below. All webinars listed offer 1.0 hours for learning credits, and offerings of public shop tour events at Cascadia qualify for 2.0 hours of credits. Recorded versions are available below, but only live events are approved to receive learning credits.

Our team has a substantial background in building science, and as such we stay on the cutting edge of changing codes and requirements for high performance buildings, especially those that effect envelopes. 

We try to offer courses that we think are important and relevant, and update them frequently. If you're looking for more information or clarification on something specific that you see in our presentations, or if you have a question about the subject matter in general, please don't hesitate to get in touch! We may be able to help.

Current Webinar:
Advancements in Passive House
Fiberglass Window Technology
1.0 hour CES credit for
Upcoming offerings of this webinar - click to register:
Presentation Outline:

Today, most existing – even modern – buildings have surprisingly low thermal performance from their building envelope. This increases the ever-growing, and unnecessary strain on the environment and our society’s energy infrastructure.

Building codes and energy standards are incrementally becoming more stringent, but cannot out-pace the available building technology when demanding greater performance. Essentially, for a building code improvement, there first has to be new tech, then you can change a code; it doesn’t work in the opposite order.

Now – within the past year – new fiberglass window technology has been invented, which for the very first time brings passive-house level thermal performance to a commercial-scale, cost effective fenestration system.  Learn about the latest developments with fiberglass and Passive House window technology, including fiberglass window wall and expanded non-combustible construction applications.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    • Advancements in Fiberglass Window and Façade Technology [PDF] - 28143KB

      Approvals: AIA, AIBC, USGBC, CPD (BC builders). New fiberglass window technology has been invented, which, for the very first time brings passive-house level thermal performance to commercial-scale, cost effective fenestration systems. Learn what characteristics of fiberglass window technology has been further improved, and also which of these have contributed to advancements in thermally improved cladding support technology.
    • The Effective Thermal Performance of the Building Enclosure - Part 2; Split Insulation [PDF] - 6800KB

      Approvals: AIA, AIBC, USGBC. This is our updated version of "The Effective Thermal Performance of the Building Enclosure" - which builds on the understanding of thermal bridging, how it effects code requirements, and discusses split insulation and dew point considerations.
    • The Effective Thermal Performance of the Building Enclosure - Introduction [PDF] - 6753KB

      Approvals: AIA, AIBC, USGBC. Covers the theory and practice of identifying thermal bridging in insulated assemblies, new building code and ASHRAE 90.1 requirements, and how fiberglass cladding support systems can offer a practical solution for high effective R-values in exterior insulated walls.
    • Understanding the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings, 2011 [PDF] - 6400KB

      Approvals: AIBC. This presentation was created with the new adoption of the NECB 2011 in Alberta. It gives a general overview of the code, and goes more in depth on envelope requirements and what that means in terms of traditional building assemblies and new technologies.
    • Understanding NAFS [PDF] - 10520KB

      Approvals: AIBC. Covers the newly referenced North American Fenestration Standard - 2008, as referenced in the 2012 BC Building Code.