- Passive House WindowsAn Active Approach to Passive House Windows
- WINDOWS & WINDOW WALLFiberglass: Simple & Cost Effective Solutions to Energy Code Requirements & Introducing the World's First Fiberglass Window Wall
- Fiberglass Thermal SpacerEffective Thermal Performance of the Building Enclosure - Exterior Walls
- Building Energy PerformanceNavigating Emerging Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS)
Tackling Window Pain: Understanding the benefits of high-performance fenestration
AIA Provider Number: 40107438 | AIA Course Number - Pending | 1LU/HSW
As jurisdictions across North America introduce more stringent building energy performance standards (BEPS)—such as the BC Step Code and Seattle 2018 update—developers, architects, and contractors are left wondering the best way to meet the new benchmarks while controlling costs. This balance can seem daunting, especially when it comes to incorporating manufactured components, such as windows. Fortunately, a general understanding of the impacts of high-performance fenestration can help keep a project on track.
This presentation delves into modern high-performance fenestration products, providing a high-level overview of what makes a product ‘high-performance’, benefits of high-performance fenestration in the world of emerging BEPS, plus real-world project examples.
Through a review of window materials and configurations, this presentation outlines the impacts of fenestration on a building envelope’s overall performance, as well as opportunities to cost-optimize high-performance fenestration.
- 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.
AIA & AIBC credits are reported automatically by Cascadia. All other learning credits can be self-reported to the respective governing bodies.
Combustible Windows & Façade Components in Non-Combustible Construction – Testing, Research, and Expanding Methods
AIA Provider Number: 40107438 | AIA Course Number - 12 | 1LU/HSW
We desperately need better energy efficiency from building enclosures, from both windows and insulated wall assemblies. Today, the best products and components to enable this are generally made from low conductivity materials. Most of these materials also happen to be combustible—at least, to some extent.
Even so, combustible components such as cladding supports and window frames can be safely used in non-combustible construction.
Navigating Emerging Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS)
AIA Provider Number: 40107438 | AIA Course Number - 14 | 1LU/HSW
This presentation explores a more comprehensive and integrated approach to envelope and fenestration energy performance, with a focus on ways to cost-optimize energy-efficiency at a whole-building scale.
Through a review of the BC Step Code & the Seattle Energy Code-2018, this presentation will demonstrate how a ‘building-envelope-first’ design approach can help meet emerging BEPS as well as offset costs associated with high-performance materials.
An Active Approach to Passive House Windows
AIA Provider Number: 40107438 | AIA Course Number - PH-15 | 1LU/HSW
This presentation explores the Passive House strategy for windows, providing a high-level overview of the building science behind the standard, how the standard is measured and validated in real-world projects, as well as the benefits of Passive House windows for occupants.
Through a review of window materials and configurations, this presentation outlines options for meeting the Passive House standard, as well as opportunities to cost-optimize high-performance fenestration.
Fiberglass: Simple & Cost Effective Solutions to Energy Code Requirements + Introducing the World's First Fiberglass Window WallLEARNING 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.