Webinars

  • WINDOWS & WINDOW WALL
    Fiberglass: Simple & Cost Effective Solutions to Energy Code Requirements & Introducing the World's First Fiberglass Window Wall
  • Fiberglass Thermal Spacer
    Effective Thermal Performance of the Building Enclosure - Exterior Walls
  • Combustible Components
    Combustible Windows and Façade Components in Non-Combustible Construction – Testing, Research, and Expanding Methods for Compliance
  • Building Energy Performance
    Navigating Emerging Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS)
    • Presentation Overview

      LEARNING CREDIT - 1hr (AIA, GBCI, AIBC, OAA, ASTTBC, BOABC, BC Housing CPD)

       

      Fiberglass: Simple & Cost Effective Solutions to Energy Code Requirements + Introducing the World's First Fiberglass Window Wall

      AIA Provider Number: 40107438  |  AIA Course Number - 10  |  1LU/HSW

      USGBC Course Number: 0920021840

      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.

       

      NOTE:

      AIA & AIBC credits are reported automatically by Cascadia. All other learning credits can be self-reported to the respective governing bodies.

    • Presentation Overview

      LEARNING CREDIT - 1hr (AIA, GBCI, AIBC, OAA, IIBEC, ASTTBC, BOABC, BC Housing CPD)

       

      Effective Thermal Performance of the Building Enclosure - Exterior Walls

      AIA Provider Number: 40107438  |  AIA Course Number - 9  |  1LU/HSW

      USGBC Course Number: 0920021841

      Today, new buildings must meet the BC Step Code, ASHRAE 90.1 or National Energy Code for Buildings' requirements for thermal performance. This is a tough objective, since documented proof is required. Effective R-values must be met, not just nominal values, which means that high conductivity materials that cause thermal bridges must be considered in the modelling and calculations.

      Many of today's conventional wall assemblies fall short of even basic compliance, causing larger, thicker, and more costly assemblies than ever before.

      Learn what current wall assemblies are getting closest to the target performance levels, what the code-prescribed targets are for your region, and what some innovative companies and designers are doing to solve this issue, both with conventional and proprietary approaches, while saving cost at the same time.  Finally, review some key differences, strengths and limits for difference thermally-improved cladding support products.

       

      NOTE:

      AIA & AIBC credits are reported automatically by Cascadia. All other learning credits can be self-reported to the respective governing bodies.